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The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena I'm not sure how I missed the news that this game even exists, but The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena is on the way for the Microsoft Xbox 360, Sony PlayStation 3, and PC.  The game is a reworked take on last generation's Riddick title, Escape From Butcher Bay.  I missed out on that one, so I'm eager to try this reimagining when it reaches stores next month.  Here's a snippet of the press kit announcing the upcoming release:

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. In The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena the player takes the role of Riddick 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 developers even managed to bring Vin Diesel back to reprise the role of Riddick.  I'm not much of a Diesel fan, but I do respect any actor that respects his or her fans enough to appear in the video game versions of films as their trademark characers. One of my co-worker friends used to rave about the Riddick character and his associated movies and games.  Somehow I just never got around to seeing or playing any of them, and they've been on my to-do list for quite some time.  X360 owners can give the free demo a try now on Xbox Live, but I and my PS3 bretheren must continue to wait for demo to hit the PlayStation Network sometime in the not-too-distant future. 

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