Rayne steps out of the shadows… of Uwe Boll’s film
Chris De Hoog |
Nov 4, 2020
It’s been nine years since BloodRayne: Betrayal, a sidescrolling spin-off to the successful series, but now Ziggurat Interactive will return to Rayne’s roots with a new 4K bundle on PC.
BloodRayne: Terminal Cut includes both the original game and its sequel, dramatically upgraded to 4K (with a maximum resolution of 3840×2160). Cinematic videos have been upscaled, lighting and environmental effects have been improved, and the engine now supports uncompressed original textures. The original is fully voiced and localized in English, French, Italian, and Spanish, while the sequel has subtitles in the same languages, plus German. Modern gamepads will be supported as well.
BloodRayne launched on the PlayStation 2 in 2002 and featured Rayne taking on supernatural monsters and Nazis. Starring Laura Bailey in her first video game role, it receiving mostly positive reviews and spawned a sequel in 2004. It had a sufficient following to warrant its own video game adaptation in 2006, starring Kristanna Loken, Michael Madsen, Ben Kingsley, and Michelle Rodriguez, directed by Uwe Boll. However, the film proved to be an absolute bomb at the box office and with critics, in typical Boll fashion, and the franchise fell into obscurity.