Early 2000s hack and slash game Bloodrayne is now under new ownership. Updates are also expected, along with a change in management.
It appears that the game’s rights, owned by Majesco, is now with Ziggurat Interactive. For the gaming enthusiasts, Bloodrayne was an action-adventure hack and slash game in 2002. It initially pitted as a competitor to the now-legendary Devil May Cry.
The title underwent several sequels, including Bloodrayne 2 and Betrayal. With the intellectual property on hiatus for a while, the game is now with the legacy game publisher.
Ziggurat Interactive bought a slew of titles from Majesco
Ziggurat Interactive is famous in the game industry for publishing retro and modern games. They handle both old and new IP, with a focus on indie titles with legacy gameplay.
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The company went on to buy several intellectual properties from Majesco. These titles include Raze’s Hell, Flip’s Twisted World, and Advent Rising. According to the company, they’re looking beyond a simple republication of the game.
Ziggurat is now working with the game’s original dev team, Terminal Reality. The publisher is not looking for a remaster so far, but an update for the PC gaming public. The team mentioned improvements on compatibility, together with “various enhancements.”
Even with this unclear state of the title, it’s still positive that the game is garnering interest. Also, Rayne’s story will get a facelift, together with the sequel for her game.
Ziggurat will expand the Bloodrayne universe further
According to Ziggurat, they’re also looking to expand the universe of Rayne, the game’s protagonist. Wade Rosen, Ziggurat Interactive’s President, says they’re looking for serious expansion. So far, the franchise, and even Uwe Boll’s tragic box office failure, only kept the game’s narrow plot.
“BloodRayne is a beloved franchise with a huge fan base and we’re extremely appreciative of the opportunity to be stewards for this fantastic series,” said Rosen in a press release.
“Players the world over fondly remember titles like BloodRayne and Advent Rising and having the opportunity to not only bring these games to a new audience but to expand their universes is something we take seriously.”
The story puts the player on the shoes of Rayne, a dhampir and agent of the secretive Brimstone Society. Rayne does her job to protect humanity from all supernatural evil.
Bloodrayne is currently available on Steam. The entire franchise is available in their original form, with no word as to how long the updates will roll out.
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