Hey did ya hear? There’s a new Riddick film out! While I’m still waiting for it to hit our side of the globe, it’s giving me a few flashbacks to a pair of games that starred the most dangerous man in the universe. And it looks like Richard B Riddick himself is also returning for a third stab on the smaller screen.
Escape from Butcher Bay and Assault on Dark Athena are two prime examples of how to do a licensed property some justice, if you’ve ever played them. Those are games set in the cold, dark universe of Riddick that Diesel had a hand in, games that are pretty much cult classics.
Speaking to ScreenCrush, Diesel revealed that he was bringing the old gang back together for the next game:
We just over the past couple of months — just this year — we assembled that team from Starbreeze that brought Escape from Butcher Bay to create the third game.So there’s something to look forward to. The time is right.
That’s news that makes me pretty damn happy indeed. It’ll be a while before the game is out, so until then, I’m going to save up 20 menthol Kools so that I can get myself that surgical shine job on my eyes that I’ve been wanting.