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Chronicles Of Riddick: Dark Athena Is A Sequel, Not A Remake

When Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena was announced some time ago, it was believed to be a remake of the stellar 2004 title, Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay. But instead, according to Joystiq and GameCyte, this game is no longer a remake: it's a full-fledged sequel!

Universal Interactive's Bill Kispert called Dark Athena's campaign "robust," as it clocks in at 10 hours, and Starbreeze apparently never stopped working on this game, even when the publishing rights shifted from Sierra to Atari. Now, we learn the game features all new game mechanics and "full-game production values," and the new Atari marketing materials for the title confirms that it's a sequel. It also says Escape from Butcher Bay will be included as "Bonus Material;" the "remastered" title will apparently ship with Dark Athena, but the focal point of the new game will be a fresh single-player campaign. This one will also feature online play, and provided they hit their goal, we'll see this bad boy some time in the Spring. This is fantastic news, because as good as a remake may have been, Escape from Butcher Bay is now over four years old, and simply wouldn't appeal to as many gamers. But a sequel? That's what we needed.

For those of you who never played the first title on the Xbox or PC, you seriously missed out on one of the most satisfying - and surprising - experiences of 2004. Although it's not technically based on any one "Riddick" movie, most still consider it to be the best movie-turned-video-game ever...by a long shot. Personally, it was my favorite game of 2004, except for Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.

Related Game(s): Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena

12/3/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (9 posts)

javon_27
Wednesday, December 03, 2008 @ 12:58:10 PM
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i still wouldn't mind replaying the original. The later levels were frustrating as hell, but I think it was kinda revolutionary at the time. I mean, you got stealth, run 'n gun, mech assault, survival horror, and mystery solving all in one game for this one. I really think it set the standard for fps at the time. Too bad that it seemed like everyone else was either focused on Halo (2?) at the time, or something.

I'm so glad this game is still coming out, and that they've turned it into a full-fledged sequel.

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Arvis
Wednesday, December 03, 2008 @ 12:58:50 PM
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Hmmm, better than GoldenEye? I have my doubts...

-Arvis

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FLYING_APE
Wednesday, December 03, 2008 @ 1:04:00 PM
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Top quality under rated game and the sequal is coming out on ps3 aswell hahahahahahaha. i guess the future is pretty bleak for xbox 360. someone here plz tell me what games should i buy for 360 in 2009.... cough.... halo wars LOL

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, December 03, 2008 @ 3:09:21 PM
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Is it exclusive? I heard nothing but good things about Butcher Bay but never got around to playing it. Maybe Vin will make another Riddick movie, that was an awesome character. I decided to wait for the blu ray of Babylon AD, did anyone see it?

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Advent Child
Wednesday, December 03, 2008 @ 3:34:38 PM

I saw it, I personally really liked it. It was very strange and I find that wonderful in movies.

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SHADOW [Moderator]
Wednesday, December 03, 2008 @ 3:42:40 PM
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I think the title of this article is misleading. The game is still a remake of the original campaign. It also includes a sequel campaign. So in total you're looking at about 12 hours of remake and 10 hours of new content. I am extremely happy this game didn't die during the merger. Can't wait for it to release.

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Zaben
Wednesday, December 03, 2008 @ 6:24:40 PM
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I never got the chance to play the first game. The movies are really good though so I'm glad they are making a remake/sequel that is considered one of the best movie-to-game titles ever. Looking forward to the game.

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slayerkillemall
Wednesday, December 03, 2008 @ 11:31:19 PM
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i never played the original since i first bought an x-box a year after to play half-life 2
although i always liked the trailers for this game and would not mind playing especially if it comes for ps3.

@worldendswithme.
i watched babylon a.d. and did not think it was that good maybe i went in with too high expectations?
anyways its ok nothing too fancy you should watch it and judge for yourself i rate it
3 out of 5 stars

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LunaticFringe
Thursday, December 04, 2008 @ 12:00:26 AM
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I've really been looking forward to this game. I missed escape from butcher bay, and have been waiting a long time to play it on my ps3.great news.

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