The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena
Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena Cast Info, Screens & Trailer
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The original Chronicles of Riddick title a few years back has pretty much been considered a sleeper hit by those associated with the industry. A game that didn't particularly sell well, but it sure made an impact with reviewers and critics alike.

Atari, on the back of that are hoping that with that bit of knowledge floating around, its sequel, Assault on Dark Athena, can break that mould and bring in the sales figures that the title deserves. Of course, it needs to be a great title if that's going to happen, but looking at the screens, the cast and this latest trailer; the signs seem to be pointing in the right direction.

Cast Info

Riddick: voiced by Vin Diesel

The self-confessed Dungeons & Dragons fan first stepped into Riddick’s shoes in cult hit film Pitch Black, which is honoured with a multiplayer mode of the same name in Assault on Dark Athena. Diesel found the shoes a good fit and subsequently starred in the film The Chronicles of Riddick and lent his voice to the acclaimed game Escape from Butcher Bay. Riddick is renowned as the toughest criminal in the galaxy – a man who walks a moral knife edge and isn’t shy of getting blood on his hands.

Dacher: voiced by Lance Henriksen

A versatile character actor equally at home playing blood-thirsty vampires or beaten-down detectives, Lance Henriksen made his intense presence felt early on with appearances in timeless big screen blockbusters Close Encounters of the Third Kind, The Terminator and Aliens. He brings the weight of his voice to bear on Assault on Dark Athena playing Dacher, a prisoner on the ship who shares part of his harrowing life story with Riddick and comes to his aid as the plot unfolds.

Revas: voiced by Michelle Forbes

The Texan-born actress is known for playing tough women, a skill which has seen her take major roles in a series of acclaimed TV shows including Battlestar Galactica, Prison Break, 24, and Star Trek: The Next Generation. Her unforgettable performance as Revas, the captain of the Merc-ship Dark Athena who shares a chequered past with Riddick, brings depth and a weary malevolence to the character.

Spinner: voiced by Wade Williams

Williams has appeared in numerous top-rated TV series including CSI, 24, Six Feet Under, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and most prominently Prison Break in which he played Bradley 'Brad' Bellick from 2005-2008. In Assault on Dark Athena Williams takes the role of Spinner, the loyal right-hand man of ship’s captain Revas, who is charged with holding the ship together while Riddick unleashes chaos.

Pavlo: voiced by Morgan Sheppard

The accomplished, British-born actor has made numerous appearances on stage and screen since the 1960’s including most recently 2007’s Transformers film, with an appearance slated in the forthcoming Star Trek movie. Following his voice work on 2004’s Escape from Butcher Bay, Sheppard returns to the Riddick universe lending his voice to the character Pavlo, a schizophrenic prisoner trapped aboard Dark Athena who brings clarity and confusion to Riddick in equal doses.

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Comment #1 by narcolepticshee
Friday, January 23, 2009 @ 04:23:23 PM
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Looks awesome!!

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Comment #2 by Davey Gravy X07
Friday, January 23, 2009 @ 04:23:33 PM
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looks interesting might play a demo

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Comment #3 by pauly_27
Friday, January 23, 2009 @ 04:24:40 PM
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Looks great, and Lance Henriksen = win

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Comment #4 by RenegadeSniper7
Friday, January 23, 2009 @ 04:24:49 PM
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Looks pretty good... 'cept for Vin Diesel, lol.

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Comment #5 by abigfrog
Friday, January 23, 2009 @ 04:25:44 PM
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Should be good!

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Comment #6 by DrJibba
Friday, January 23, 2009 @ 04:30:09 PM
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Comment #7 by ArmyOfPie
Friday, January 23, 2009 @ 04:32:18 PM
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Ah man I can't wait for that!

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Comment #8 by adambearD
Friday, January 23, 2009 @ 04:48:58 PM
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i'm glad vin diesel is sticking with the voiceover on this. wouldn't sound the same without his distinctive tones

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Comment #9 by Reclaiming Dawn
Friday, January 23, 2009 @ 05:01:12 PM
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woohoo another shooter.

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Comment #10 by Nerotic Shadows
Friday, January 23, 2009 @ 05:12:22 PM
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Oh sweet, the original was one of the best original Xbox games and the new one looks just as good so I'm definatley going to be pre ordering this.

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Comment #11 by Th33Troop33r
Friday, January 23, 2009 @ 05:18:33 PM
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looks like fallout lol

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Comment #12 by TheWarriorElite
Friday, January 23, 2009 @ 05:37:48 PM
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looks like fear, fallout and halo all mixed into one

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Comment #13 by Bearded Bugs
Friday, January 23, 2009 @ 05:47:37 PM
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The first screen-shot looks like it could be out of Mass Effect, should be a fun game if the original is anything to go by.

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Comment #14 by MakoBallistic
Friday, January 23, 2009 @ 05:56:31 PM
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ive been waiting SO many years for this! thank god starbreeze finally got round to it, this will be amazing, no question

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Comment #15 by PuttyGod
Friday, January 23, 2009 @ 06:08:59 PM
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To #9... Fuck you bro. It's like 1/4 shooter. It's a stealth game, a fighting game, an RPG, and occasionally a shooter.

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Comment #16 by Reclaiming Dawn
Friday, January 23, 2009 @ 06:55:29 PM
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*shrug* just from what i saw on the trailer mate, hard to tell from just that what it is
don't be hatin'

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Comment #17 by DM HavoX
Friday, January 23, 2009 @ 07:53:15 PM
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If you took all versions of first person shooters and put them in a blender. Not sold on it yet.

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Comment #18 by ImmortalLeoman
Friday, January 23, 2009 @ 08:18:14 PM
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This game was GREAT on the xbox! I am really looking forward to this game!

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Comment #19 by N-Forced
Friday, January 23, 2009 @ 08:39:52 PM
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loved the original and will deff pick this up just hope it's longer then the original tho that was way to damn short

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Comment #20 by Henri8162
Friday, January 23, 2009 @ 08:55:52 PM
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Woohoo! cant frakkin wait!

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Comment #21 by Infomouse
Friday, January 23, 2009 @ 09:20:50 PM
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It looks good but then again, most people say games look good based completely on the first screen shot. It is most likely going to end up in the $20 bin at Wallmart

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Comment #22 by -ToXiN-
Friday, January 23, 2009 @ 10:50:41 PM
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Wicked sick!

An organic looking, HUD-less FPS? Interesting concept - lets see it in actioN! Vin Diesel rulez!

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Comment #23 by x ZoMBiiE x
Friday, January 23, 2009 @ 11:20:20 PM
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Riddick for the original Xbox was an extremely well-made game. I can't wait to play the new one.

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Comment #24 by Scotian Bred
Friday, January 23, 2009 @ 11:54:14 PM
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Well judging from the screens/videos alone, the game looks to be right along the lines of Timeshift. It's that other sleeper hit (IMO) that is more then just pretty and having good gameplay, but also fun, and not to frustrating. Awesome gameplay and good graphics always seals the deal with me.

The right balance of the genre mixed with proper gameplay has the winnings of a winner. But of course with a side of "something new" in the mix along the way.

But sadly, some companies are not willing to invest in the type of marketing that sold tons of copies of Halo 3, Gears of War 2 and Call of Duty: World at War.

The main thing is, if people don't see it, nobody will want it. TV, is at least, a significant aspect of marketing properly, no doubt about it. If you disagree then you're pro

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Comment #25 by Scotian Bred
Saturday, January 24, 2009 @ 12:52:30 AM
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Damn limits.

==bably coo koo.==

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Comment #26 by Ismellpie
Saturday, January 24, 2009 @ 01:16:33 AM
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I love how Riddick was one of the only good games with the movie to game transition.

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Comment #27 by Jappe XBA
Saturday, January 24, 2009 @ 03:24:57 AM
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Looks nice!

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Comment #28 by Im4evasmart
Saturday, January 24, 2009 @ 08:17:03 AM
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looks sick!

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Comment #29 by oneANGELofDECAY
Saturday, January 24, 2009 @ 08:49:21 AM
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Looks great

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Comment #30 by Thicketford
Saturday, January 24, 2009 @ 10:34:49 AM
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Looks nice. Now if only Microsoft would release an update for us to play the original on a 360 console...

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Comment #31 by DemonI81
Saturday, January 24, 2009 @ 01:14:43 PM
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Looks like something I'm going to have to keep an eye on.

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Comment #32 by Night45Fox
Saturday, January 24, 2009 @ 02:30:45 PM
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wasn't this supposed to be released along time ago? anyways, looks pretty good but butcher bay was excellent, hopefully they can improve the game

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Comment #33 by PCLoadLetter?
Saturday, January 24, 2009 @ 02:31:29 PM
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This is a really good looking game, and you may not like Vin Diesel as an actor, but his voice is perfect for VO work.

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Comment #34 by Reclaiming Dawn
Saturday, January 24, 2009 @ 03:40:13 PM
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HUDless? that sounds interesting.

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Comment #35 by EATatJOES 07
Sunday, January 25, 2009 @ 10:13:59 PM
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The first game was a reason to pick up the original xbox no doubt this will be too

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Comment #36 by garb77
Sunday, January 25, 2009 @ 10:52:03 PM
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looks cool

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Comment #37 by lizard9979
Sunday, January 25, 2009 @ 11:09:04 PM
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Looking forward to it. I never played the original, but I read all about it's brillance.

I only hope they continue the quality. The trailer looked really good.

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Comment #38 by Boylin
Monday, January 26, 2009 @ 04:52:09 AM
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Pretty sure you get the full version of Butcher Bay with this too :)

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Comment #39 by Paulpaps
Monday, January 26, 2009 @ 06:39:42 AM
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The original game kicked some ass, one of the most enjoyable original xbox games. This will be well worth a look in when it comes out.

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Comment #40 by DAZE1992
Monday, January 26, 2009 @ 08:24:11 AM
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i have to say it dose look good

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