May 21, 2007 - Tomorrow morning Sierra Entertainment will officially confirm what the world has known for weeks: that Vin Diesel's badass fugitive, Richard B. Riddick is coming to the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 later this year.
Briefly shown this past weekend on the Spike TV show, Game Head, Assault on Dark Athena is, in actuality, a remake of the 2004 Xbox actioner, The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay... only now it's in HD.
Developed once again by the team at Starbreeze Studios, Dark Athena will revisit most of the content found in the original "Butcher Bay" edition and expand upon it with additional gameplay and storyline elements. These extra trimmings don't just apply to the single-player experience either -- an all-new multiplayer element will be included as well.
High-definition is rarely a bad thing.
Specific details about the game's new features are still being kept under wraps, but Sierra has let slip that "Dark Athena" is in fact the name of a mercenary vessel captained by a she-pirate named Revas and manned by a horde of powerful slave warriors.
As scarce as additional information may be, IGN was still granted an interview with the development team, which is set for publish this Friday. As a bonus, the piece will be accompanied by several minutes of in-game direct feed footage and even more screenshots than the images that debuted this evening.
Keep those [shiny, night-vision-powered] eyes peeled.