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BloodRayne
Genre(s)Third-person shooter
Developer(s)Terminal Reality
Publisher(s)Majesco Entertainment (2002-2020), Ziggurat Interactive
Platform(s)PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube, Microsoft Windows, OS X, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch
First releaseBloodRayne
October 15, 2002
Latest releaseBloodRayne: Betrayal
September 6, 2011

BloodRayne is a media franchise which originated as a series of third-person shooter video games developed by Terminal Reality and published by Majesco Entertainment, which began with the release of the eponymous game in 2002.

Video games

  • BloodRayne (2002) -- set in 1933 and 1938, just before World War II. As an agent of the Brimstone Society, Rayne is sent to a variety of locations (a small swamp town in Louisiana, a Nazi fortress in Argentina, and an ancient castle in Germany) to battle supernatural creatures as well as the Nazi army.
  • BloodRayne 2 (2004) -- The game's plot features Rayne confronting her father vampire, Kagan. Rayne's half-siblings have banded together to form a group called the Cult of Kagan, who have pledged to create a new era of vampire supremacy.
  • BloodRayne: Betrayal (2011) -- a downloadable sidescrolling game, released for Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network.

A fourth game, titled BloodRayne: The Shroud, was in development for the Nintendo 3DS.[1] The game was put "on hold" due to Betrayal's low sales.[2]

In Summer 2020, Ziggurat Interactive bought the rights to the BloodRayne franchise and other titles from Majesco and intends to revive the series with Terminal Reality.[3][4]

Other media

A film adaptation was released on January 6, 2006 starring Kristanna Loken as Rayne and Ben Kingsley as Kagan. The film is set in the 1800s and follows Rayne's quest to stop her father Kagan's nefarious schemes to slaughter mankind. The film was directed by Uwe Boll, who directed two other video-game-to-movie adaptations; House of the Dead and Alone in the Dark. The film was followed by two direct-to-DVD sequels starring Natassia Malthe in 2007's BloodRayne 2: Deliverance and 2011's BloodRayne: The Third Reich. In addition, Boll directed the parody film, Blubberella, which was also released in 2011.

Several BloodRayne comic books have been published by Digital Webbing. In addition, Rayne was the first video game character to appear topless in Playboy.[5]

References

  1. ^ Stevens, Tim (June 15, 2010). "Nintendo 3DS gets official, includes 3D camera". Engadget. Retrieved July 13, 2010.
  2. ^ Watts, Steve. "BloodRayne for 3DS is 'on hold'". Shacknews.
  3. ^ Ziggurat Interactive Announces BloodRayne Remasters Coming Soon For PC
  4. ^ BloodRayne to return from the dead as Ziggurat acquires rights
  5. ^ "BloodRayne, others confirmed for Playboy spread" By Benjamin Golze on August 27, 2004; Gamespot

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