BloodRayne: Betrayal

[E3 2011] BloodRayne: Betrayal First Look

Blood will Rayne and something will be betrayed
Author: TPS Staff
Published: June 16, 2011
Let's get this out of the way: The upcoming BloodRayne: Betrayal title for the PSN is good and it's fun and I'm just as shocked as you are.

If we're really being honest with ourselves, we can fully admit that the old Bloodrayne games, yes there was more than one, not to mention two movies; were just awful. Sorry Majesco, but when your game spawns a Uwe Boll movie that has this as a descriptor:

"Rayne, the half-human/half-vampire warrior, ventures to America's 1880's Wild West to stop the vampired Billy the Kid and his posse of vampire cowboys."

...It's a safe bet you've done something terribly wrong. Part of me really wants to like the series of words "Vampired Billy the Kid" but I'm considering professional help to deal with that part of me. And as easy as it would be to sit here and poke fun at bad PS2 titles from 2004, and it would be easy since seven years has not been enough time to heal those wounds; I'm not going to because if you found out the stupid things I did seven years ago it wouldn't be fun for me either.

Besides, you got it right Majesco! Great job! I had the chance to sit with a couple of the Majesco guys and get hands on with Bloodrayne: Betrayal. To start the game abandons pretty much everything Bloodrayne related save the title and maybe a couple of story elements shoe stringed together. And that's it. The team has decided to focus their efforts on making the 2D side scroller as fast paced as possible, taking out any kind of blocking or dodging ability and replacing those with a dash move that you'll need to use constantly. You're also treated to a variety of attacks, weapons, and the ability to air combo. The game also rewards you for speed runs, and as one Majesco employee described it to me "A Mario Kart" like ability to dash right out of the level and shave off a second or so. I am of course, a staff writer for which is the preeminent source for Sony games and have never heard of this "Mario Kart". As such I am left to assume it is one of those fringe sports practiced in third world countries.

Bloodrayne: Betrayal is due out this summer, but in the meantime check out the exclusive video Majesco was nice enough to give us at E3.