By Aaron Evangelisti / November 3rd, 2020
Hey, remember BloodRayne? That series from the PS2 era with that sexy vampire chick that got made into a really bad movie from that really bad director turned restaurateur? Well in a new press release put out today by Ziggurat Interactive they’ve announced that they’re bringing it back in the form of a new definitive release of the first two games in the series.
BloodRayne: Terminal Cut and BloodRayne 2: Terminal Cut are the titles of the upcoming rereleases coming to PC. They will feature a number of updates to the classic games including higher resolutions, improved rendering and anti-aliasing, supporting XInput, improved lighting, optimization for Windows 10, among other changes. The originals came out on the PlayStation 2 and original XBox in 2002 and 2004, respectively.
You can expect to find BloodRayne: Terminal Cut and BloodRayne 2: Terminal Cut on Steam and GOG later this month. The games will be free to users who already own the original PC releases on those platforms. Checkout the press release below for more information:
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Enhanced PC versions of BloodRayne and BloodRayne 2 in November 2020
All current owners of Steam and GOG versions of BloodRayne and BloodRayne 2 will receive the Terminal Cut versions for free.
DENVER, COLORADO (November 3, 2020) — Today, publisher of retro-and-modern games Ziggurat Interactive is pleased to announce that later this month, they will release updated versions of the classic third-person vampire-themed action-RPGs, BloodRayne and BloodRayne 2. In a nod to the series’ original developers, Terminal Reality, and to reflect their direct work on these new releases, these updated games will be named BloodRayne: Terminal Cut and BloodRayne 2: Terminal Cut.
- 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
“The response was tremendous when we announced that we had taken over stewardship of the BloodRayne series,” said Wade Rosen, President of Ziggurat Interactive. “Fans have been asking what’s next for the series, and now we’re excited to show off the great work that’s been done by Terminal Reality on the first two titles.”
The third-person horror action series BloodRayne introduced gamers to Rayne, a brutal half-vampire femme fatale traveling the world to foil Nazi plans, battle supernatural threats, and uncover more about her vampiric heritage. Featuring a unique protagonist, fast-action combat, vampiric powers, and a globe-spanning storyline, BloodRayne and BloodRayne 2 offered a dynamic and visceral gameplay experience. Beloved by fans and critics alike, BloodRayne became a true cross-media phenomenon, spanning games, comics, and films across the early 2000s.
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