New Game Of The Day - BloodRayne: Betrayal (No 20)
- Bloodrayne Betrayal
Wise up, suckers...
What? High-score chasing 2D hack ‘n slasher
When? Summer 2011
Where? PSN and Xbox Live
I never had the pleasure of sampling the BloodRayne games.* From the distinctly average review scores, doesn’t look like I missed much. Given the last game appeared in 2006 on the last generation of consoles (and there was a cancelled PSP effort too), a new BloodRayne game didn’t look particularly likely. But here we are with a very different proposition.
Instead of the grimy third-person action adventure titles of BloodRayne’s past, BloodRayne: Betrayal is a download-only number, it’s in 2D, very old school and there’s a new developer on board (Terminal Reality being replaced by Wayforward). The premise, however, remains pretty much the same. You play as Rayne, a half-vampire, all ass-kicking lass and you’ll take her on a bloody trip through suitably spooky locations (castles, graveyards and all those sorts of spots), tearing a bunch of supernatural baddies apart with some dirty great blades.
From the below trailer, there’ll be lots of high-score chasing with combos and special moves to execute and time bonuses and the like to be had too. In a particularly nice touch, you restore health by feeding on your enemies or drinking from fountains of blood. You can get the facts and figures on number of missions and all that from the official site.
* There was also a BloodRayne movie released in 2006 starring Kristanna Loken, the terminatrix from Terminator 3. I must have been asleep under a pile of coats then because I have zero recollection of the film even existing.
Developer legacy: Wayforward are a funny old bunch. They’ve been around for years, mainly producing tie-in tat for kids’ TV programmes and films. Barbie and the Three Musketeers, anyone? Despicable Me on DS? On the other hand, they’ve done some pretty cool stuff for Wii lately. A Boy and His Blob may have been flawed but it had a beautfiful art style and plenty of nice ideas, while WiiWare survival horror title was another innovative (but again slightly flawed) little number.
They say: “I’m already 100 times more interested in this than its predecessor.” Thesixthaxis.com
We say: “But is the movie any good? Oh my, what a stupid thing to say...”
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