Publisher: Vivendi Universal
Developer: Starbreeze Studios
Genre: First-person shooter/stealth
Pricing and Availability:
The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher
Bay will be available in June of 2004 and carries a suggested
retail price of $49.95
ESRB Rating: "M" for Mature
Experience life behind the eyes of Richard B. Riddick as he
sets foot inside Butcher Bay, the toughest prison this side of hell.
Set before the events of both Universal Pictures' upcoming summer release The
Chronicles of Riddick, starring Vin Diesel, and the 2000 cult
classic Pitch Black, which first introduced Diesel as enigmatic
anti-hero Riddick, the game tells the story of Riddick's dramatic escape
from the previously inescapable triple max security slam Butcher Bay,
home to the most violent prisoners in the galaxy.
As Riddick, players have one singular goal – escape from the slam
by any and all means necessary. As this least likely of heroes, players
must draw on their character's brains and brutality to attempt the
unthinkable - escape from Butcher Bay.
Played from a primarily first-person perspective (with special third-
person actions), players will have to make maximum use of their environments
to achieve their escape, including using shadows, subterfuge and distractions
to avoid patrols. Moving and attacking in darkness is particularly
effective for Riddick as his haunting "eye shine" gives him
the ability to see without ambient light. However, stealth won't serve
every situation and players will be able to take the action up close
and personal. As Riddick, players will be able to sneak up behind enemies
and snap necks or fight face to face using fists, elbows and grapples.
Additionally, players will be able to capture weapons such as shanks,
shotguns, or assault rifles and use these to cut a swath of destruction
through anyone who gets in their way.
- An intense original storyline reveals secrets of Riddick's past
and epic destiny to come
- Groundbreaking 3D graphics technology creates ultra-realistic harsh
environments, dimly lit corridors, and hazardous areas
- Revolutionary game design fuses frenetic First Person Shooter action,
stealth and brutal hand-to-hand combat
- Use the dark corners and vast catacombs of Butcher Bay to your
advantage. As Riddick, players can jump, climb, shimmy across ledges
or climb hand-over-hand to avoid guards or roaming prison gangs.
Additionally, Riddick's night vision "eye-shine" allows him to own
the darkness and turn from prey to predator.
- Arm yourself with a arsenal of vicious prison weapons such as shivs,
clubs and brass knuckles or gear-up with the latest in riot and assault
weaponry including a handgun, tranquilizer gun, shotgun, assault
rifle and minigun
- Bring the fight up close and personal with a variety of first person
melee moves such as stealth neckbreaks, punches, combos and countermoves.
- Interact with a vast array of dynamic characters voiced by some
of the top names in Hollywood such as Vin Diesel (as Riddick), Cole
Hauser (as Johns), Kristen Lehman (as Shirah), and Willis Burks II
(as Pope Joe).