Riddick: The Merc Files for iOS is new game from Butcher Bay designer

When Vin Diesel said he got members behind the two excellent Chronicles of Riddick games to make a new title in the series, we expected something far more ambitious. Riddick: The Merc Files for iOS is the first new game from the original designer of Escape from Butcher Bay and team members behind Assault on Dark Athena.

Launching on the App Store later this week, The Merc Files is a touch-based stealth action game where you control Riddick. "Escape them, trick them, or eliminate them. It's your choice," the announcement teases.

Given that it's "closely tied" to the latest movie in the series, we can't help but think it's something of a quick cash-in. Thankfully for fans, this iOS effort isn't the new game that Diesel had promised. According to the announcement (via Kotaku), this is but the first "in the ongoing Riddick saga."