Riddick's Pitch Black Multiplayer Sounds Scary As Piss

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In the latest edition of the Official Xbox Magazine, developer Starbreeze details the multiplayer in The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena, including a Pitch Black mode that is guaranteed to make players jump.

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Multiplayer is a new addition to the remake of 2004's Escape from Butcher Bay, and Starbreeze is doing it up right. You'll get your standard deathmatch and capture the flag modes along with an objective-based Butcher Bay Riot mode that pits 3 teams of 4 players each against each other, but by far the most interesting mode is Pitch Black.

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Pitch Black takes place in a large, darkened arena, pitting mercs with flashlights against Riddick, who can of course see in the dark. Players take turns getting torn apart by the Furian badass until one gets in a lucky shot, becoming Riddick at the start of the next round. We wouldn't want to meet Riddick in a darkened area. Oh no.

Riddick gets 'Pitch Black' multiplayer mode [CVG]

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Sloopydrew
Sloopydrew

Anyone know if this is going to be a bargain game like RE4 for the Wii? At $19, I'd pick it up for the multi, but anything over that would be ridiculous. I'm pretty bitter that this game — one of the most requested back-compat for the 360 — remains impossible to play on the 360 as we wait for the remake to finally be released. There's no way that's a coincidence. Anyway, it's one of the best shooters around, but if Starbreeze and/or MS were confident that this remake was worth the cash above and beyond the purchase price of the original, I would think they'd let people who already bought the Xbox version to play that while they wait for the new one.