Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay never came to a PlayStation platform, but the pseudo-sequel, Assault on Dark Athena, most certainly will. This sequel fused with a remake looks great, but if PlayStation 3 owners want a shot at the demo, they're gonna have to wait.

The 639MB demo hit Xbox Live today, but don't expect to see it arrive on the PSN tomorrow (when Sony typically issues their Store updates). Atari will only say it's "coming soon" in a recent press release, and according to VG247, an Atari UK representative couldn't confirm a date for the PSN demo. We're hearing great things about this demo already, which isn't exactly surprising as we remember the almost unparalleled greatness of Escape from Butcher Bay . Therefore, we're really hoping it hits the PSN sooner rather than later; we shouldn't have too long to wait, as the game is scheduled to release for the PS3, 360 and PC on April 24. Those who are interested and never played the original title should check out some old reviews, because this was a game that kinda crossed genre boundaries and remained entertaining from start to finish. Some will call it an FPS with both stealth and RPG elements, and you can expect the same from Assault on Dark Athena . Really, don't make snap judgments just 'cuz a Hollywood celebrity is involved.

Apparently, Vin Diesel is the only actor alive who can star in a great video game. We'd also include 50 Cent, but he falls more into the music category.

Related Game(s): Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena

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killzone100
killzone100
11 years ago

Damn microsoft and their times exclusives.

Cpt_Geez
Cpt_Geez
11 years ago

Its not a timed exclusive demo. The thing is xblv gets new content on wed and psn gets new content on thurs.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

"but don't expect to see it arrive on the PSN tomorrow (when Sony typically issues their Store updates)"

Willcome2Urf
Willcome2Urf
11 years ago

I've been waiting for this game for a long, long time.

I don't have much money to gamble on whether or not a game is gonna be good, but this game has already proven to be a hit. I can't wait.

Demo or no Demo, I'm sold.

PANICinc
PANICinc
11 years ago

How much money you think Microsoft throws at Devs. to get exclusive early access to these games?

Godslim
Godslim
11 years ago

u know i really dont think they through money at ever single thing that comes earlier on 360

Orvisman
Orvisman
11 years ago

You're naive Godslim. Of course they do.

coverton341
coverton341
11 years ago

I have a solution to the problem.

If you are pissed at the 360 for getting early or exclusive stuff do this:

Buy a RROD 360 off of ebay or craigslist and call up Microsoft and tell them your 360 just died, they should replace it for you, and they should not ask for a receipt this is how my friend got his 2nd and 3rd 360 and then sold them and turned a profit, but watch out and make sure it is not modded because that is what cost him his 4th system. The people at customer service never asked for a receipt just for the serial number.

You can find a RROD unit for cheap if you play your cards right and then get it fixed free of charge and there you go cheap system that you can get early and exclusive games on. The only other thing you will need to do is buy a sub to Live.

Orvisman
Orvisman
11 years ago

If you can get a RROD 360 cheaply off of Craigslist and easily replace them through M$ft, then why are they being sold broken?

I would think someone would rather get the system replaced with a new one before they sell the system that way they can get more money for it.

Then, again… that's me using logic.

I know… Stupid me!

Veritas Vincit
Veritas Vincit
11 years ago

@Ben. Thanks for reporting the news for us. I do have to say one thing I am beginning to get really annoyed with these effin microsoft demos it's total bull sh** just a few weeks ago it was the highly anticiated Hawx now this??? Excuse me if my comment may sound like something from a fanboy which I am not. But come on if they spent the money that they spend on this stuff towards R&D and making a better system or better games, than this money wouldn't be thrown down the toilet. Excuse me for my rant.

pavlovic
pavlovic
11 years ago

It's amazing that in a multiplatform game the demo is a timed exclusive. It's just silly. The devs are forgetting the PS3's audience that has at least the same buying power than the 360's.

I'll wait for the demo of this game to come to the PSN, and if it don't arrive, I'll skip the game. Sad

Anonymous
Anonymous
11 years ago

I'm pretty busy with SF4, Killzone 2, MLB 09 and the RE5 demo (and later, the retail game) so right now, I'm not upset. I don't know how much it would cost to get a timed exclusive of a demo but I would rather Sony doesn't waste their money on timed exclusivity over demos. It will eventually arrive, maybe next week. Usually, timed demos are a week at the most. Besides, Starbreeze's first Riddick game was an Xbox exclusive. I guess they gave it to them to placate MS over losing another exclusive title.

Be patient, guys.


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coldbore
coldbore
11 years ago

i cant wait for this one

BeezleDrop
BeezleDrop
11 years ago

Atari? Hmmm, Riddick? Does this really matter?

Random_Steve
Random_Steve
11 years ago

i cant believe microsoft buy timed demo exclusives. Someone pls tell me that im wrong and its just the developers

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
11 years ago

M$ is a smart company, well smart when it comes to business. Unfortunately the consumer suffers because of this.

Veritas Vincit
Veritas Vincit
11 years ago

Evidently they don't make the smartest decisions hence (millions to replace RROD's) That's my point.

Veritas Vincit
Veritas Vincit
11 years ago

Off Topic, Did anyone see on yahoo news that on his list of stuff that is not allowed in his house of superior gadgets is the iphone and ipod touch. I feel bad for his kids haha

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Are you talking about Diesel or Billy?


Last edited by WorldEndsWithMe on 3/4/2009 4:39:40 PM

Qwarktast1c
Qwarktast1c
11 years ago

@ ben

you said that vin diesel is the only actor alive that can star in a great game

a few examples: (many of whom were in GTA games)

jean reno – jaques blanc, onimusha 3

ray liotta – tommy vercetti, GTA vice city

burt reynolds – avery carrington, GTA vice city

phil collins as himself – vice city stories

pierce brosnan – 007 games

sean connery – 007 from russia with love

samuel l jackson – officer tenpenny, GTA san andreas

and many more

even though these are from some old games, it still shows that actors do sometimes lend their voices to great games

Godslim
Godslim
11 years ago

yeh there are loads of famous actors in videogames i could name more aswell

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
11 years ago

I'm aware of that. But besides Bond (which didn't need any particular actor to play the lead role, really), none of those actually had their entire likeness portrayed on screen as the lead character in a game.

Break_The_Mould
Break_The_Mould
11 years ago

Oh man,
hope we don't have to wait too much longer,
I LOVED the original, helped me regain my faith in movie-games (along with spider-man 2)

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

I liked the Riddick character but I promised myself due to money no more games until either White Knight Chronicles, FFXIII, or GoWIII.

The Stig
The Stig
11 years ago

Im sure I read on the official PS forums that the demo will be on the store tomorrow.

Alienange
Alienange
11 years ago

Diesel is awesome. Wish they'd make more Riddick movies. This Babylon AD just didn't cut it.

Qubex
Qubex
11 years ago

Developers will not forget the PS3 too quickly in the future when it surpasses the Xbot 360 in sales in the coming year… as I have said all along… it is only time…

Q!

"i am home"

migabyte
migabyte
11 years ago

Who cares if they get a demo a week sooner. How long do you play a demo for? 20 minutes, an hour. They're fun, and I like getting them, but I don't worry about when they come out. If MS is paying money for this, fine by me, what a waste.