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The Chronicles Of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay

Platform(s): PC, Xbox
Genre: Action
Publisher: Vivendi
Developer: Starbreeze Stud.
Release Date: Dec. 8, 2004 (US), Dec. 3, 2004 (EU)

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'The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay - Developer's Cut' Ships

by Judy on Dec. 8, 2004 @ 11:03 a.m. PST

Set before the events of both Universal Pictures' upcoming summer release, The Chronicles of Riddick, starring Vin Diesel, and the 2000 breakout hit Pitch Black, which first introduced Diesel as enigmatic anti-hero Riddick, the game tells the story of Riddick's dramatic escape from the previously inescapable triple max security slam Butcher Bay, home to the most violent prisoners in the universe.

The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay was released in July for the Xbox® video game system from Microsoft. The game received rave reviews from game critics as well as numerous awards, including GameSpy.com’s “Editor’s Choice” award. Said GameSpot.com: "It's easily one of the most-impressive games on the Xbox and seems destined to be remembered as the most inspiring collaboration between Hollywood and the gaming industry yet.”

Set before the events of the two films which starred Vin Diesel as the anti-hero Riddick—this summer’s The Chronicles of Riddick and the 2000 cult classic Pitch Black— The highly-acclaimed game puts players in the role of the enigmatic Riddick and tells the story of his dramatic escape from the previously inescapable triple-max security prison Butcher Bay, home to the most violent convicts in the galaxy. The new PC Developer’s Cut offers players exclusive content, developer commentary from the team at Starbreeze Studios, and a new arena where players can test their survival skills against some of the most hardened criminals in the galaxy.

“The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay on Xbox was a tremendous success for VU Games and showed the potential for games that creatively leverage superior talent,” said Philip W. O’Neil, President, North America, Vivendi Universal Games. “Now PC gamers will have the opportunity to walk in Riddick’s shoes and experience this phenomenal story.”

The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay – Developer’s Cut immerses players in the savage nightmare of Butcher Bay prison with voice performances by an impressive cast, including: Vin Diesel as Riddick, Cole Hauser, Kristin Lehman, Xzibit, Ron Perlman and Michael Rooker. Blending action and stealth elements, the game takes players on a journey through the harsh environments of the slam - dank tunnels, dimly lit corridors, and other hazardous areas filled with enemy guards, savage inmates and deadly creatures that prowl the darkness. Developed by Starbreeze Studios the game has been rated “M” by the ESRB and carries a suggested retail price of $29.95.


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