March 20, 2009
The Chronicles of Riddick:
Assault on Dark Athena Goes Gold
One Step Closer To Becoming The
Galaxy’s Most Notorious Criminal with Development Complete on Anticipated New
Atari today announced that
development is complete on the latest gripping installment from the Riddick
franchise, The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena.
Developed by the acclaimed team at
Starbreeze Studios in conjunction with Tigon Studios and Universal Pictures, The
Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena features a brand new 11 hour
chapter in the Riddick saga with six intense online multiplayer game modes
including the unique and thrilling Pitch Black mode. In addition to the full
Assault on Dark Athena campaign, the disc includes a stunning HD remastering of
celebrated title The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay.
The game is scheduled for launch on
the Xbox 360 ($59.99), PLAYSTATION 3 ($59.99) and Windows PC ($49.99) on April 7
in North America and April 24 worldwide.
In The Chronicles of Riddick:
Assault on Dark Athena the player takes the role of Riddick, as played by Vin
Diesel, using stealth and action to overcome the merciless crew of the predatory
Merc-ship Dark Athena which awaits its prey in the dark reaches of space.
Cheating death through a series of spectacular battles and events, Riddick will
fight for his life amid a storm of malevolence and horror. The Chronicles of
Riddick series of games takes the player deeper into the universe of Universal
Pictures’ films The Chronicles of Riddick and cult classic Pitch Black, which
first introduced Vin Diesel as enigmatic anti-hero Riddick.
Starbreeze Studios has created an
exciting and original multiplayer component in The Chronicles of Riddick:
Assault on Dark Athena. The game features six multiplayer modes, including the
original and inventive Pitch Black mode and intense Butcher Bay Riot. Unlike
traditional MP modes, Pitch Black features a nerve-wracking stealth hunt through
the darkness. A six player mode on all maps, five players take the role of
Mercenaries trying to hunt down and kill Riddick across levels swathed in
darkness, with only weapon-mounted flashlights to see by. Butcher Bay Riot
presents a fast paced three team mode, in which 12 players split into teams of
Guards, Prisoners and Mercenaries fight over a power cell.
Playable demos of The Chronicles of
Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena for both Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION 3 are
currently available for download. Featuring the Athena Main Decks level, the
demo showcases the evocative art style and breadth of the gameplay contained in
the game, including brutal melee combat, nerve-rattling stealth, and
high-powered gunplay. Among other gameplay elements, the demo also lets players
try one of the game’s unique features, controlling a Drone, while classic
Riddick cut-scenes bring the harsh Riddick universe into sharp focus.
Featuring a tense and brutal new
adventure, a high-definition re-work of the classic Escape from Butcher Bay
campaign and exhilarating multiplayer gameplay, The Chronicles of Riddick:
Assault on Dark Athena launches worldwide in April 2009.
For more information visit the
game’s official website at