Ziggurat Interctive will launch a new enhanced bundle of BloodRayne featuring both titles of the series.
Retro gaming fans today received an expected announcement from Ziggurat Interactive, the IP-owner of the BloodRayne series. The franchise will receive an enhanced edition later this month that will be available for free for those who already purchased the games.
BloodRayne: Terminal Cut is a new bundle contanting BloodRayne 1 and 2 with significant visual enhancements that will be available on November 20th for PC. Below you can check out the reveal trailer shared by Ziggurat Interactive:
Here you can take a look at what the enhanced edition will bring to you:
- Support for higher display resolutions (up to 4K / 3840×2160)
- Improved rendering with up to 4x anti-aliasing
- Upscaled cinematic videos
- Support for modern gamepads (XInput controller support)
- Improvements to lighting at engine level, plus fully reprocessed lighting data
- Engine improvements to support uncompressed original textures
- Improvements to effects such as reflections, water, fog, and shadows
- Localizations include:
- BloodRayne: Fully voiced with localized interfaces in English, French, Italian, Spanish
- BloodRayne 2: Localized interface and subtitles for English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
- Optimized for Windows 10
BloodRayne was originally launched back in 2002 for PS2, Game Cube, and the original Xbox, hitting PC almost a year later. The game was developed by Terminal Reality and represented a vampire protagonist called Rayne who was pursuing a Nazi group in 1993 that managed to start a pandemic in the world. At the time, the game received moderately positive reviews for its fast-paced hack and slash gameplay, which convinced developers to launch a sequel for it in 2004.
BloodRayne 2 expands the story of the series and adds some personal purposes to Rayne’s fight against the hostile crews around the world. The game was treated the same way as its predecessor by reviewers, getting a Metacritic score of 70 on PlayStation 2.
After BloodRayne 2, there was not any news about a new version of the franchise until 2011, when the series received a 2D side-scrolling spin-off: BloodRayne: Betrayal. While staying loyal to the original hack and slash gameplay of the franchise, Betrayal featured anime-style visuals. Since then, the series never received an update up until today that the enhanced editions of the first two BloodRayne entries revealed.
It’s yet to be seen whether there would be a console release for the upcoming remasters, but there’s a bigger question: Does the new remasters mean there would be a new entry to the BloodRayne series in the future? We should wait and see.