Atari Will Publish The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena
The sun is shining once again over the The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena. The game has been picked up by Atari and will be released next spring on three platforms.
October 30, 2008
According to Atari's plans, Assault on Dark Athena will be delivered to PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 gamers.
"It's very exciting to have Assault on Dark Athena as part of Atari's 2009 publishing line-up," said Phil Harrison, President of Infogrames Entertainment, the parent company of Atari. "The first game in the series was a landmark in action gaming and the outstanding team at Starbreeze are creating a feature-packed follow-up which will delight fans and new players alike."
The game was dropped right after the Blizzard-Activision merger and it seemed that it luck had run out. However, Atari seems convinced that the title could prove a hit if released once again.
Atari stated that the game won't be released just as a remake of Escape of Butcher Bay. The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena contains a brand new full-length campaign, aside from the original script.
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.