I spent more than 15- 20 hours to finish the Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay on Playstation 3. If you have watched the 1999 sci-fi horror movie Pitch Black, then you are familiar with Richard B. Riddick (Vin Diesel), who is the main character of this game. However, you don’t have to spend your time watching these two movies in order to understand what’s going on in the game. The game has no multiplayer mode. So, you will play only the single player mode.
The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay is played mostly from a first-person perspective. The game combines excellent shooting, hand-to-hand combat, stealth, and adventure elements with a rich story and high quality graphics and sounds. The events of Butcher Bay are placed years before those of the feature film, Pitch Black and The Chronicles of Riddick, and expand the story from the movie. In Escape from Butcher Bay, you play as Riddick and his attempt to escape from Butcher Bay, an Alcatraz-like jail surrounded by a huge desert. It is a highly-secured prison, so you should keep your eyes on, or you will be killed by the guards. No prisoner has ever been known to escape from Butcher Bay.
EA has announced the availability of the new DLC for their latest title ‘Need for Speed Undercover’ game. As for now it’s only available for the PS3 and coming soon for the PC and Xbox 360. Among the DLC packs, the Challenge Series is a free offering that adds 60 events to the game along with new events called Highway Wars and Highway checkpoint races. For $5 or 400 MS points you could also get a Premium Pack called the Boss Car pack, that gives you all of the cars the level bosses drive in the entire game. [OhGizmo]
According to some “sources close to the game” the upcoming Batman: Arkham Asylum that is scheduled to ship on June 23 has been pushed back until the fourth quarter of 2009. However, there’s no official announcement was made from either the game’s developer, Eidos, or its publisher, Warner Bros. We’ll see about that! [GameInformer]
Target is out with a new program ‘Target Video Game Reservation Program’ that allows you to reserve for your favorite game on the day of its release. All you have to do is to pay $1 for the program and you’ll be given a card that looks like a gift card with the game logo on the front. Now here comes the cool part, Once you come back and buy your game you’ll get a bonus $5 gift card that is good for a future purchase, which means you can use it on the next game you get. Target is kicking the program off with cards for Punch Out!!, EA Sports Active, Ghostbusters, Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings and UFC 2009 Undisputed from THQ. [OhGizmo]
Here’s the latest screenshots from the upcoming Tekken 6 video game that will be released on October 27th, 2009. As a reminder, the game will be available on both PS3 and Xbox 360. More pictures after the jump. Read more
MTV Games, Harmonix and EA has announced the release date of the upcoming Beatles: Rock Band title video game which is slated for launch this 09.09.09. This Limited Edition Premium Bundle will include the game itself, accompanied by a Höfner Bass guitar, a microphone, a microphone stand, additional undisclosed content, a Beatles-inspired and Ludwig-branded Rock Band 2 drums, complete with a classic pearl finish and vintage replica Beatles kick drum head. Available worldwide this September for $249 in US, €199 in Europe and £179 in UK. [Ubergizmo]