David Brown

Atari announced the official release dates for the next Riddick game. Gamers in North America can pick up the game on April 7th, while European audiences will get it on April 24th. Playable demos will also be released to the Xbox Live and PlayStation Network in March.

Check out the official site for more details.

EA announced a Wii prequel to its popular 3rd person sci-fi horror title, Dead Space. In the prequel, titled Dead Space: Extraction, players will take the role of a new female character as she attempts to escape the Aegis VII mining colony. Beyond a new story, players can also look forward to new characters, weapons, enemies, and puzzles.

Extraction is set to release this fall.

For those of you in London, keep an eye out this Friday the 13th for black cats. Not just any old black cat though — Warner Brothers has tuned these felines into walking billboards for the game F.E.A.R. 2. Click here for some cute and not very scary pics.

Valve has announced today that they will be releasing the game’s first expansion this spring for Xbox 360 and PC. The new “Survivor Pack” will include a new multiplayer mode called “Survival” and two new campaigns for Versus mode.

For PC players, Valve is also releasing a free Software Development Kit to allow users to create their own campaigns. The SDK is also expected to be released this spring.

EA has released the first details about Battlefield 1943, a downloadable shooter. Built on Battlefield: Bad Company‘s Frostbite engine, the title will allow up to 24 players to fight across reworked versions of Wake Island, Guadalcanal and Iwo Jima from Battlefield 1942.

EA also announced Bad Company 2, to be released in 2010.

Both titles will release on the PS3, 360 and PC.