Atari has announced that a playable demo of The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena is now available to download from Xbox LIVE Marketplace.

The demo features the Athena Main Decks level and allows players to experience brutal melee combat, stealth and gunplay. The demo will also let players take control of Drones - think reanimated corpses which carry out your orders.

The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena is scheduled for release across Europe for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC on April 24.