The next chapter in the Riddick saga is ready to unfold, as Atari announces an April release for Assault on Dark Athena, with playable demos hitting the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 next month.

The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena features an all-new story for actor Vin Diesel's bad ass antihero Riddick, who once again finds himself in a situation he has to kill his way out of. The game also comes packed with a full high definition remake of the original The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay, with some robust multiplayer options making it just that much more of a bargain. Dark Athena ships on April 7th in North America, with Europeans waiting a bit longer for their April 24th release.


With the release date announcement, Atari also reveals playable demos of the game coming to Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network next month, as well as the launch of the official website for the game, featuring more interactive Flash than you can shake your mouse at.

While I wouldn't say I am a huge Riddick fan, but you see those blades he has in the screen up there? I've got a pair. Well, I've got one, on top of the fridge. Not sure where the other got off to. *eyes the cats suspiciously*