Riddick – Dark Athena Demo Available Now on Xbox Live

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We have received a press release from Megarom to let us know that the Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena demo is officially available to download on Xbox Live.

There is a good reason that you have been hearing so much buzz about the upcoming title, and the reason is simply that the first game was so good that a sequel is just getting everyone excited. Even more so, you are getting an entirely overhauled version of the original bundled as well as multiplayer.

Escape from Butcher Bay proved that a great game based on a movie franchise wasn’t just a myth and could be absolutely fantastic when pulled off properly. I really found that it was the original game as a whole that made it so special, so I’m not sure that a demo will truly do it justice.

On a good note, you will be able to test drive the gameplay a little and ogle Vin Diesel in high definition. Assault on Dark Athena releases on Xbox 360, PC and Playstation 3 in late April, so start putting some pennies away.

Full Press Release, after the jump.

FOURWAYS, SOUTH AFRICA – 4th March 2009 – Megarom Interactive (Pty) Ltd., South Africa’s largest interactive video game importer and distributor, today announced that players can get a taste of life as the galaxy’s most notorious criminal, Riddick, with the playable demo of The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena available now for download on Xbox Live®.

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Featuring the Athena Main Decks level, the demo showcases the evocative art style and breadth of gameplay contained in The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena, including brutal melee combat, nerve-rattling stealth, and high-powered gunplay. Among other gameplay elements, the demo also lets players try one of the game’s unique features, controlling a Drone, while classic Riddick cut-scenes bring the harsh Riddick universe into sharp focus.

The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena will ship for Xbox 360®, PLAYSTATION®3 and PC on April 24 in Europe and South Africa. The PS3 demo will be available on PLAYSTATION® Network in March.

For more information visit the game’s official website at http://atari.com/riddick/

Last Updated: March 5, 2009

Nick De Bruyne

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  • WitWolfyZA

    downloading size probably more 500mb yeah?

  • Dev

    The demo is about 680mb

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