BloodRayne: Betrayal debuts next month

WayForward's side-scrolling take on Majesco's half-vampire damsel arrives August 30 on PSN, August 31 on XBLA.

Last month, Majesco told investors that BloodRayne: Betrayal would launch by the end of July. While not quite qualifying as a betrayal, the publisher has pulled an about-face on that statement, announcing today that the downloadable game would arrive for the PlayStation Network on August 30 and Xbox Live Arcade on August 31.

Well that's unpleasant.

Unlike the previous 3D installments in the BloodRayne franchise, Betrayal is a side-scrolling 2D action game. However, the title will stay true to the series' tradition of copious amounts of gore, as the eponymous half-human, half-vampire protagonist cuts a swath through a horde of evil(er) undead with the help of a sword and a pistol. In addition to her conventional ordinance, BloodRayne has her vampiric powers to fall back on, infecting enemies with her unique ailment and causing their bodies to explode in a viscous shower.

Developed by WayForward Technologies, BloodRayne: Betrayal will be the first Xbox 360 or PS3 title for the studio, which has to date specialized in Wii and handheld games. The developer has worked on a number of recognizable and critically well-received titles, including Contra 4, Batman: The Brave and the Bold - The Videogame, A Boy and His Blob, and Lit.

For more on BloodRayne: Betrayal, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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19 comments
BlueFlameBat
BlueFlameBat

@SDMF_TrueBlue Do you have a source? I can't find any articles saying this game can't be done on Wii.

SDMF_TrueBlue
SDMF_TrueBlue

@BlueFlameBat WayForward has said that Rayne has about 4000 frames of animation, which is about as many as found in the entire game of A Boy and His Blob. Guess what? The Wii couldn't run this game. WayForward has said it and other previewers have said it. Now if they release it on the WiiU, that's another story.

doomsoth
doomsoth

I hope to be pleasantly surprised with this as I was with the Lara Croft game.

CarlitosWay
CarlitosWay

I honestly cant say anything positive about this. You know, its one thing when you try to "go back to your roots" like some games, but when you back track in technology like this, its just cheap. BloodRayne can EASILY be a blockbuster Next Gen game. With the amazing graphics engines out right now, and other technological advances, there is no reason why they have to stoop down to a 2D sidescroll. Thats just stingy. They dont even make 2D scrollers for anime series games (which the art style looks JUST like it was ripped from some anime). Sorry, this is a definite turn away from the series. This news is worse than actually watching the MOVIE.

AvnKnight
AvnKnight

Looks like crap should of stayed 3d

mdurrani
mdurrani

this looks awesome...i hope konami can make a new castlevania game with this art style and this much blood....

cameio
cameio

Day one for me, i really miss 2D games thanks for the game guys :)

WarThrash
WarThrash

Cool. I still have BloodRayne 2. While I'd love a BloodRayne 3 this will do just as nice. Looks awesome.

BlueFlameBat
BlueFlameBat

Too bad for Nintendo's file-size limit on WiiWare. Anyone who says this couldn't be done on Wii is just trolling. Anyway, this game looks almost interesting, but not for the $15 I'm betting they'll charge for it. If a game is gonna be big enough to be worth $15, I'd rather just buy it on a disc than have it take up a lot of space on my hard drives and memory cards.

weedman1985
weedman1985

Everything seems to be about betrayal of the fans these days. It's quite ironic.

ANUBISZER0
ANUBISZER0

This sucks. The Blood Rayne series has so much potential, it could easily be a AAA title.

DarthVeng_basic
DarthVeng_basic

Really wish they would have made a new game that is like the others and not this Castlevania rip off. Bloodrayne deserves much better. What a waste.

Richardthe3rd
Richardthe3rd

Um, wow. I hated the 3D BloodRayne games, but I will buy this with reckless abandon. Looks awesome and the art looks really cool.

Neo_Sarevok
Neo_Sarevok

Huge Bloodrayne fan. First day buy for me, unless others say it sucks (no pung intended).

burned1
burned1

you mean psn is getting a game b4 xbla. Anyways this actually looks good was worried it was going to be like those old blood raynes on the systems b4 these but we wont talk about those. hopefully its good.