It's no secret that Vin Diesel, the gravely-voiced star of Pitch Black and the new film Riddick, likes video games. So it makes sense that there have been two solid Riddick games already — and now we're getting a new one.
The game, which will be on the Apple App store for iOS devices on Friday September 20, is called Riddick: The Merc Files. You can watch a teaser for it above, which gives a sense of how it'll play.
According to the game's press release, the same folks who worked on Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay and Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena are working on the new game. While their first two games were big-budget console games,The iOS-only Merc Files doesn't sound insubstantial.
From the official description:
The game features situation-based game play, where you'll need to quickly adjust to every possible scenario.
If you are careless, mercs may find the bodies you leave behind and become alerted to your presence. If they do, sometimes an all-out attack may become necessary. The controls are designed specifically for a mobile format. You control Riddick with two fingers on one hand, making the game accessible without losing any game play depth.
I keep wanting to make "ridic/ridiculous" jokes about this one, but can't come up with the right angle. I sure hope this game is… ridic! Anyway, you can find some screenshots over at the game's website, and we'll have more on Merc Files once we've played it.