Previously announced as a remake of hit title The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay with added content, The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena contains a brand new full-length campaign which will include the original game re-imagined for a whole new audience, an entirely new chapter in the Riddick saga and, for the first time, intense online multiplayer combat, making it a must-have experience for any fan of intense action gaming.
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. 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.
"I've been around most warzones in these parts of the ‘verse."
Calm, level-headed. Has seen a lot of shit in his life-time, it takes a lot to phase this guy. Is extremely lonely, all his friends are dead, his wife died in the Newland transport - a plague that are common on long-flight colony transports. Max Dacher was a marine for 40 years before retiring because of a bad eye - he lost it during battle. Getting little to nil in retirement funds, he had to struggle to get by together with his wife living in the harsh environment on Leiden-9. He took a job as a janitor on the Newland transport to start a new life on another planet, away from everything. Halfway during transport, the colony plague struck the ship - a plague that is very common on longer flights with unsanitary conditions. Watching his wife dying rapidly in front of his wife - a particularly gruesome death as well - was too much for him. He tried to commit suicide in the engine room of the Newland. That was when he found Lynn. He helped her find a home and a family and he found a cause in his life, to protect other people.
"I've seen what they did to some of my friends from the Newland. Death is a much better option."
A skilled spaceship technician longing for a better life somewhere else. She was captured for Drone process by the Athena mercs when working on the Newland colony transport, together with her husband and daughter. Deeply disturbed and traumatized. Ellen longs to see her kid again; her eyes are red and tired. She sees Riddick as her saviour. Has a fiery temperament and fiercly protective of her daughter, Lynn.
“Are you hiding from the monsters too?”
Lynn is a special kid, a thinker. She seems to carry a potent knowledge within her. She comes off as very mature for her age, very serious and very solemn. The daughter of Ellen Silverman, captured simultaneously on the Newland transport. She managed to sneak away into the vent-system of Athena after seeing her father turned into a ghost drone. She's been hiding away for about a week when Riddick arrives.
“So... Have you worked out a plan yet, tough guy?”
An ex merc who used to work for Revas. He’s rotten to the core despite the nice guy picture he tries to paint of himself. Jaylor desperately wants vengeance on Revas and the Dark Athena for turning on him. Before joining the Athena, he was a reject from the Outzones with no sense of right or wrong. His version of a good time is pillage and rape.
"I'll take care of him, Captain. He's going off the books an' I ain't saying nothing..."
Spinner was with the mercenary squad who captured Revas during the Sol Lucian wars. He grew up in a wealthy family, but got sent to a military academy because of his attitude problems. The army nurtured his killing instincts and turned him into an assassin and soldier of top quality. He's the one who's always stood by Revas' side. Perhaps he has feelings for her, perhaps trying to make peace with something from his past, what he's definitely after is to inspire fear and create chaos - because that's the only way to get people to listen to him. There's only one person who he answers to and that's Revas. She has him in his grasp. He can never escape it.
"We are alike. Two souls steeped in the blackness of space."
Revas is approximately 40-45 years old at the time of Dark Athena, and has had a long and spectacular career as a mercenary. She's intellectual, jaded with life and hates disloyalty and cowards. Being a grizzled veteran of war and death, she's a combat expert surpassing most in skill and brutality. She respects talented individuals, people who can match her skills both intellectually and physically. Avoiding any emotional attachments, she has her own stable of lovers, both male and female who she can enjoy the joys of physical pleasure with, no strings attached. Revas has a lot of rage and dangerous emotions pent up due to her tough childhood growing up as an orphan in the worst slums of Sol Lucia.
In the film’s storyline, Riddick has spent the last five years on the move among the forgotten worlds on the outskirts of the galaxy, eluding mercenaries bent on collecting the price on his head. Now, the fugitive finds himself on planet Helion, home to a progressive multicultural society that has been invaded by the Lord Marshal, a despot who targets humans for subjugation with his army of warriors known as Necromongers.
Exiled to a subterranean prison where extremes of temperature range from arctic nights to volcanic days, Riddick encounters Kyra, the lone survivor from an earlier chapter in his life. His efforts to free himself and Kyra lead him to the Necromonger command ship, where he is pitted against the Lord Marshal in an apocalyptic battle with possibly the fate of all beings-both living and dead-hanging in the balance.
Key Features :
- Multiple forms of combat – Unique blend of first-person range and melee combat with stealth kills and counter-attacks
- Atmospheric and cinematic first person shooter – Great story telling in sci-fi environments handled with AAA Hollywood treatment for an immersive journey through Vin Diesel’s blockbuster universe
- Multiplayer modes – Variety of fast-paced multiplayer and online options available for the first time in the Riddick franchise
- Bonus material –Escape from Butcher Bay, considered as one of the best games of 2004, has been re-mastered and will be included along with The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena
Written and directed by David Twohy, The Chronicles of Riddick was produced by Scott Kroopf and Vin Diesel. Ted Field, George Zakk and David Womark served as executive producers.
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