"Riddick" is coming to a theater near you but more importantly for gamers, actor Vin Diesel and his team is pursuing another video game adaptation.
The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay launched back in 2004 for the original Xbox and PC, and the sequel – Assault on Dark Athena – released in 2009 for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. Now, Diesel says the team that worked on the first title has been reassembled and they're working on a new Riddick adventure. Here's what Diesel had to say in a new ScreenCrush interview :
"My diehard gamers want [Tigon Studios] to deliver the third chapter in the Riddick game. And we just over the past couple of months, just this year, reassembled that team from Starbreeze that brought Escape from Butcher Bay to create the third game."
No date or targeted platforms were mentioned, but we'd have to assume it'll come to next-gen consoles. For the record, this shouldn't be summarily dismissed just because historically, most games based on movies are mediocre at best. No, the first Chronicles of Riddick was absolutely one of the best games of 2004; in fact, it was my personal favorite from that year. The combination of first-person action and stealth, combined with various RPG elements, was excellent .
Believe it or not, Tigon Studios did an awesome job. And if they've got that same team back for another go-'round, I'm stoked.