New Riddick game on the way
Vin Diesel has confirmed that a new Riddick game is being created by the original Butcher Bay team...
Gamers would be forgiven for wondering what happened to the excellent Starbreeze adaptation of Vin Diesel's burly anti-hero, Riddick. The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay was a great movie tie-in, and Assault on Dark Athena further refined the game, enhancing the stealthy elements and generally polishing the game's rougher edges.
Just like the parent franchise, however, the game series has remained silent, that is, until now. Just as the third film begins its run in cinemas, resurrecting Diesel's franchise (after he gained it back from Universal), we now know, from the man himself, that a new game is on the way.
Talking to ScreenCrush about the new Riddick movie, Diesel confirmed that he's managed to get the original Starbreeze team responsible for Butcher Bay together again to work on the third game in the series.
He gives no information on the actual game, but in another interview with IGN he does say that it'll be more of an MMO-style experience centred around mercenaries and the fictional universe's merc trade.
With the original team behind it, and two already classic titles backing it up, the next Riddick will no doubt be one to watch, presumably on next gen platforms.
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