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Post by Dan @ 11:28am 04/12/08 | 11 Comments
Among the product announcements at the Atari Live event in London yesterday, was the first official trailer for The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena. Dark Athena is the long-awaited new-generation update to The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay, the critically acclaimed first person shooter from Swedish developer Starbreeze Studios.

Previously intended as simply a graphically updated remake of Butcher Bay, Dark Athena is now being crafted as a full-blown sequel, including a multiplayer mode that the original lacked.

Check out the trailer right here on AusGamers. The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena is scheduled for a 2009 release on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.












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demon
Posted 12:35pm 04/12/08
trailer looks pretty cool. i hope it's not gonna be based on that dark fury story... coz even though i usually love peter chongs animation... that story kinda blew chunks.

also... with trailers on ausgamers... why does a video advertisement shoot out from the side right in the middle of watching the trailer? it's not like you can watch & listen to them at the same time eh? O_o
Varchld
Posted 03:39pm 04/12/08
Hope it takes the same approach as Butcher Bay did, that it wasn't just another shooter was what I liked about it.
trog
Posted 03:49pm 04/12/08
also... with trailers on ausgamers... why does a video advertisement shoot out from the side right in the middle of watching the trailer? it's not like you can watch & listen to them at the same time eh? O_o
Yeh I am trying to get that fixed!
Mantorok
Posted 05:39pm 04/12/08
Hope it takes the same approach as Butcher Bay did, that it wasn't just another shooter was what I liked about it.
Assault on Dark Athena includes Escape from Butcher Bay. It's literally an enhanced version of the original game plus a new single-player campaign and multi-player.
Dan
Posted 05:42pm 04/12/08
Well, it's actually the other way around now.

It started out as just a "next-gen" remake of Butcher Bay, then they added an entirely new singleplayer campaign as bonus content. Now they reckon that the new campaign is fleshed out enough to actually be the new game and so the Butcher Bay part has become the bonus content.
Pharcyde
Posted 07:42pm 04/12/08
Oh s***. Didn't even know that this was in development. Butcher Bay was one of the best SP FPS experiences I can remember.
Reduaram
Posted 08:23pm 04/12/08
Ridd*** is probably the best recent Movie to game conversions. Probably second to only golden eye.
d0mino
Posted 08:34pm 04/12/08
vin diesel is a dreamboat.
nF
Posted 08:59pm 04/12/08
fpot
Posted 09:00pm 04/12/08
I dunno his nose isn't quite that black and his ears aren't long and droopy.

Close though.
Dan
Posted 10:10pm 04/12/08
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