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 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 online multiplayer game modes including the unique Pitch Black mode. In addition to the full Assault on Dark Athena campaign, the disc includes an 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.