Need for Speed Nitro

WII, DS / Racing / Release: Nov 2, 2009 / ESRB: E10+

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Need for Speed Nitro Getting Earlier Release

EA Montreal's arcade-style racer Need for Speed Nitro will be in stores a few weeks earlier than expected, Electronic Arts has revealed.

Once slated for November 17, the racer is now due on Wii and Nintendo DS come November 3 in North America and November 6 in Europe.

The date was accompanied by a new trailer and word of the game going gold. Read more »

"This game will be even better when they release the Zombie DLC."
- R4di4ti0n.    See all 14 comments


Need for Speed Nitro Shifts to Retail November 17

Electronic Arts today announced that Need for Speed Nitro (Wii, DS) will ship off to retailers worldwide on November 17, giving racing fans a bit of time to recover after the September 22 release of Need for Speed Shift on PC, Xbox 360, PS3 and PSP.

Whereas Slightly Mad's Shift is more of a realistic racer, EA Montreal's Nitro focuses more on arcade-style racing. The Wii edition utilizes a variety of control devices, including Wii Remote, Nunchuk, racing wheel, classic controller and GameCube controller. Read more »

"So NFS:Shift for PC will probably have SecurROM on it, eh? :("
- yacoub35    See all 7 comments


Need for Speed Nitro Kicked into Gear with First Trailer

The Wii and Nintendo DS racer Need for Speed Nitro is introduced in this debut trailer. The colorful, value-priced title ($40) is in development at EA Montreal.

Those interested can check out some cars in this batch of screenshots as well. The game hits later this year on both Nintendo platforms. Read more »

"maybe if they stop releasing a new one like every other day they wont suck. i wouldnt even ..."
- Vladfrost    See all 9 comments


Riddick Gets Map Pack, 'Commentary Mode' DLC

Two new bits of downloadable content for Starbreeze's The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena were today released for the Xbox 360 version of the shooter.

Currently only available to Xbox Live Gold members, Commentary Mode is a free download said to add four and a half hours of developer commentary to the single-player Escape from Butcher Bay campaign. Read more »

"Why am I expecting "commentary" in a Vin Diesel game to consist of Vin making manly grunts and ..."
- three-d    See all 16 comments


Chronicles of Riddick Patch Removes Extraneous Blahblahs

Atari has released a patch for The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena on PC, fixing a crashing bug, one multiplayer issue, and a case of too much blahblah.

The patch is now available over on FileShack, and here are your patch notes:

"patch the goddamn 360 version ... all it does is hardlock my xbox."
- m0rb    See all 15 comments


The Chronicles of Riddick DRM Sparks Outcry

Reports that the PC version of The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena can only be installed three times have sparked another round of outcry from the extremely vocal PC community, though publisher Atari says these reports aren't entirely accurate.

The PC version of Starbreeze's stealthy first-person shooter does indeed have a three-machine install limit, Atari told Shacknews in a statment, but customers can acquire more activations, assuming "it's a legitimate request," by calling the Atari hotline. Read more »

"Doubtful that Atari decision makers sat around and said, "Woah we are really going to show the ..."
- BorenKets123    See all 159 comments


Riddick Goes Gold, New Screenshots Released

Starbreeze's remake/expansion of its original Riddick shooter went gold today. The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena is expected in stores by April 7 on PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360.

To mark the day, the company put out a few more images from the game--as if the recent trailer blast wasn't enough.

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"I will probably pick this up as well since I enjoyed the original.. BUT only after it's dropped ..."
- techx4    See all 20 comments


So Many Riddick Trailers

Not familiar with The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena? You will be by the end of this trailer deluge, consisting of two "high-octane" videos narrated by the Diesel himself.

Dark Athena, a remake and expansion of the original action title Escape from Butcher Bay, arrives April 7 on PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360.

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"any1 know the name of the song in the second trailer? thanks."
- Soria    See all 16 comments


Chronicles of Riddick Dev Diary Features a Real Jerk

The developers at Starbreeze put together this lengthy diary of production on The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena, explaining the genesis of the project and how it came to be a much larger piece of work than originally planned.

The game--which includes a new campaign in addition to the remastered Escape from Butcher Bay--arrives April 7 on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. A demo is now available on Xbox Live, with PC and PlayStation 3 demos set to arrive soon.

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"Jerk Gustafsson, that is! I hope they worked on the control responsiveness and compatibility ..."
- the archvile    See all 3 comments


Riddick Demo Assaults Xbox Live

A downloadable demo for The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena is now available to those Xbox 360 owners with Xbox Live Gold accounts. Per usual, it's expected that those without an Xbox Live Gold account will get access after a few days.

The 639MB demo samples the single-player "Athena Main Decks" level. Given that name, the demo is probably culled from the new Assault on Dark Athena campaign, not the remade Escape from Butcher Bay campaign also contained in the game. Read more »

"Downloaded it not expecting much, never played the first game, and holy mother of jaysus, this ..."
- Kartman013    See all 24 comments


New Riddick Trailers Examine Space Ship Innards

Ramping up the media presence of The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena in advance of its North American release on April 7, publisher Atari has issued some new gameplay footage from Starbreeze's upcoming PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 shooter.

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"the trailer is fracking weak, my interest in the game just went down. felt like oblivion ..."
- araczynski    See all 8 comments


Riddick Screenshots Celebrate Release Date Unveil

To commemorate the fact that Starbreeze's The Chronciles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena has an actual release date now--April 7 on PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360--publisher Atari has issued a few new screenshots from the first-person shooter.

A downloadable demo of the game is slated to hit PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in March, with Blue's News reporting that a PC demo is eventually coming as well.

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"I must be the only person who got major issues viewing anything in Shacknews' image browser."
- trillex    See all 9 comments


Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena Gets Release Date, Downloadable Demo Coming in March

Starbreeze Studios' atmospheric shooter The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena (PC, PS3, X360) will ship to North American retailers on April 7, publisher Atari has announced. The European release will follow a few weeks later, on April 24.

Furthermore, downloadable PlayStaion 3 and Xbox 360 demos will arrive in March. Read more »

"I don't understand why some games get console demos but not a PC demo. Is it that much more ..."
- TheIneffableBob    See all 6 comments


The Chronicles of Riddick Trailer: Hunting Monsters

A new trailer for Starbreeze's The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena has emerged from publisher Atari, apparently setting up the game's new campaign.

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"I'm just... It's a five-year-old game, for fuck's sake! Why remake it? Why didn't they just, you ..."
- Mentor    See all 22 comments


Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena Footage Gets Stealthy

What at first seems like a new, but very standard trailer for Starbreeze's Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena instead turns into a satisfying gameplay showcase in the latter minute.

Assault on Dark Athena will include an enhanced version of Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay (PC, Xbox), along with an entirely new campaign and fresh gameplay mechanics. The game is set for release on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 this spring. Read more »

"Stealth gameplay? Sold. There's just nowhere near enough games with a decent stealth element ..."
- etherealrhythm    See all 18 comments





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