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 LiveÂ®.
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 360Â®, PLAYSTATIONÂ®3 and PC on April 24 in Europe and South Africa. The PS3 demo will be available on PLAYSTATIONÂ® Network in March.
For more information visit the game’s official website at http://atari.com/riddick/
Last Updated: March 5, 2009