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Vin Diesel recently did an interview with ScreenCrush, where he let some news slip about a new Riddick game that's in development.
"My diehard gamers want Tigon to deliver the third chapter in the Riddick game," Diesel tells ScreenCrush. "We, just of the past couple of months, just this year, reassembled that team from Starbreeze that brought Escape from Butcher Bay to create the third game."
Unfortunately, Diesel didn't divulge any further on platforms, release window, or even what we'll encounter in the game.
Starbreeze Studios worked on Escape from Butcher Bay and Assault on Dark Athena, but as Diesel said, it's the Butcher Bay team working on the new project.
Source: ScreenCrush via Eurogamer
Our TakeIf the gamers plead enough, sometimes things come together wonderfully. I'm glad they're bringing back the team that worked on Butcher Bay, as that was one of the stronger releases in that series. Time will tell what's in store, but I'll confess it. I love when celebrities spill the beans early.
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Butcher Bay was an amazing game.
Definitely one of the best licensed game to come out back then.
this is awesome. one of the ips that goes back and forth between games and movies seamlessly. just saw the new movie last week and it was great. this is a game ill preorder for sure
Awesome news are awesome.
Vin Diesel seems to be one of the ultimate fan lover. It may be hit or miss with him in terms of quality of the product he delivers, but you know he tries, and doesn't force things.
That, to me, is a good quality for a guy like him to have. Seems like a humble guy.
looks more like Ja Rule than Vin Diesel
I hope this is official and not just talk. Escape from Butcher Bay and Assault on Dark Athena are awesome games that I revisit annually. I love the atmosphere, gameplay variety and balance between stealth and action.
I really would like to see a true sequel to Assault on Dark Athena. That was a very underrated shooter and game, and quite good if I do say so myself.
Glad to hear Starbreeze is still making shooters. Syndicate was an amazing experience and I look forward to them getting a third crack at Riddick.
That's really cool, glad to hear it. Thanks Starbreeze and Vin.
Yeaaah, umm...I submitted this bloody tip days ago, but thanks to GIO having problems again the tip wouldn't submit. Well at least the news is finally bloody out there.
Can't wait to play it.
yes its about time. i remember i had escape from butcher bay on xbox original. it was ahead of its time graphically and acting. right there with doom. it was tough to finish. i didnt finish the one on xbox orig. but played the one that was included with dark athena for 360. i cant wait to see what riddick has gotten himself into this time!
Day 1 buy. I loved the Riddick games. They're extremely fun in my opinion.
Riddick is sick, just fantastic games. I do have doubts that ex-employees of Starbreeze can recreate the magic though - The Darkness and Syndicate haven't been able to match it. And the ex-Starbreeze guys at Machine Games are so far unproven with Wolfenstein (though it does look very promising). Still, if the new game is half as good as the previous one, it'll be well worth it.
Is it being a narcissist or divulging fan service making a game based on your likeness when you own the studio.
Is it being a narcissist or divulging fan service making a game based on your likeness when you own the studio?
I like Vin.