Riddick: Dark Athena is no longer a remake
- Posted December 3rd, 2008 at 04:53 EDT by
- 14 Comments
Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay is arguably the best movie-licensed game ever created. While some may feel that isn't exactly a hard feat to accomplish, Escape from Butcher Bay stood up admirable well when stacked against some of the best out there.
For a while people assumed that this new chapter in the Riddick series was going to end up as a remake for Vin Diesel's high definition debut. Fortunately, that's not the case at all. Dark Athena will be its own 10-hour campaign that Bill Kispert is calling "robust," and he isn't kidding.
According to Joystiq, this remake, turned sequel, features a lengthy 10-hour campaign, completely new game mechanics and full production values. This is all despite being kicked to the curb by Activision-Blizzard before being saved by Starbeeze Studios.
The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena is scheduled for release in the spring of 2009. As an added bonus, a fully remastered copy of The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay will be included within the game disc. You won't find a better two-for-one deal around.
- 11:33pm EST - December 2nd, 2008
never played this game.
- 11:34pm EST - December 2nd, 2008
Cool. I found the Chronicles of Riddi3k: Escape from Butcher Bay great.
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- 12:09am EST - December 3rd, 2008
Without a doubt, this was one of the best FPS games at the time. So, I am looking forward to the new game and even playing the old one in high-def. These guys know how to make games.
- 12:41am EST - December 3rd, 2008
Never played the old one but a few of my mates have and say its really awesome for a movie based game. Out of very few of the actual worth while movie based games lol.
- 1:45am EST - December 3rd, 2008
Sounds cool. Never played Escape from Butcher Bay but heard lots of good things. Hopefully the new one stacks up to the old one and steps up its game to compete with todays standards
- 3:09am EST - December 3rd, 2008
Been waiting on this 1 since it was announced Butch Bay was a very good game, and having that 1st game plus a new experience is gonna be sweet. Sounds like a lot of bang for your buck.
- 3:44am EST - December 3rd, 2008
Super - 2 great titles for the price of one. It's made by starbreeze, the makers of "The Darkness"
- 5:14am EST - December 3rd, 2008
2 for the price of 1, can't beat that deal.
- 5:40am EST - December 3rd, 2008
The first game was stellar! Tho... I thought the whole deal was the game was being remade and teh "Dark Athena" was like additional content - as it extended teh story. Now its 2 seperate games?
- 6:20am EST - December 3rd, 2008
lol I only bought the first one cus it came with free riddi3k goggles (i was obsessed with the movie) but it turned out to be an incredible game and I only wore the goggles like once :)
- 6:44am EST - December 3rd, 2008
"I only wore the goggles like once :)" ---- how many times did you think you would wear them?
- 7:10am EST - December 3rd, 2008
Sold! I kind of wanted to play the first one, but I was leary about it(not a big Vin/Riddlck fan), so I passed. Now this 2-for-1 deal comes along and I can get it for basically free? I can't pass it up now.
- 9:48am EST - December 3rd, 2008
Butcher Bay was amazing. Can't wait to pick this one up. I think we've known for a while that it wasn't just a remake anymore, but is it still Playstation exclusive? Or with the change in production are they making it multiplatform?
- 8:00pm EST - December 3rd, 2008
I hope the old game is part of it cause I never played the first one
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