Bloodrayne: Betrayal will Release on PSN on September 6

Sean Velasco, Designer and Director from WayForward Technologies (masters of the awesome looking and fun 2D game) has something to say about Bloodrayne: Betrayal, a game they’ve been working on for a while and that will be up on the PSN Store in the next update:

For those of you who might not know, WayForward has been working on a full-on 2D re-imagining of the iconic BloodRayne franchise. BloodRayne: Betrayal is all about deep and varied combat, tough-as-nails platforming, smooth and fluid animations, and of course, buckets and buckets of blood! We’ve previously been fortunate enough to work with the game’s publisher, Majesco, on A Boy and His Blob. It was a great experience, so when they approached us with the opportunity to reboot BloodRayne, we jumped at it! With the power of the PS3 behind us, we have crafted our first HD side-scrolling game, and it looks frickin’ amazing! We’ve combined a rich fluid dynamic system that allows for superbly splattery blood, unique screen-distorting refraction effects for all of Rayne’s slicing and dicing, tons of layers of background parallax, and literally thousands of frames of character animations to make one of the prettiest digital HD games you’ll ever play.

With tons of vicious and devastating moves to unleash, it wouldn’t be right if Rayne didn’t have a host of baddies to unleash them upon. You’ll start out honing your hack ‘n slash skills by carving up on legions of Victorian vampire thugs, before moving on to bigger, faster and meaner enemies. Plan on facing both quick-moving Wheelers ( twisted monsters complete with long and sharp arm blades) and the juggernaut hammer-wielding Blood Balloons, which are an absolute blast to blow up! As cool as these guys may be, this game has insane boss fights…you’ll get a taste for just how much we turned things up to 11 with the first boss, the mechanical monstrosity Crab Puncher. Just try to sever his limbs whilst riding on his back as he frantically clambers down a bottomless shaft! will have a review for you guys soon after the game releases! Remember, this game is part of the PSN Play event so if you’re interested in it look at the post to learn more about PSN Play and how you can get yourself a free game!

Written by: EdEN - Owner / PR / Editor-In-Chief


  1. #1 by Cheeto on September 2nd, 2011

    It looks good, hopefully this will be the case with the gameplay. Bloodrayne games have, none the less, a horrible reputation, hope this one turns out to be a none complete disaster. Looking forward for your review Eden

  2. #2 by Cheeto on September 2nd, 2011

    Second thoughts, I just finished watching a gameplay video and it looks amazing.

  3. #3 by EdEN on September 2nd, 2011 [ 222476 Points ]

    Go with Wikipedia and Youtube to check out all the awesome work of WayForward.

  4. #4 by mowmow on September 3rd, 2011 [ 12315 Points ]

    I like how this game looks. will definitely want to try it

  5. #5 by dragon290513 on September 4th, 2011 [ 7218 Points ]

    got this pre-ordered along with the rest of PLAY titles, cant wait 😀

  6. #6 by Darklurkr23 on September 4th, 2011 [ 30451 Points ]

    Looks like a Cartoony-er Symphony of the Night. I’m interested 😀

  7. #7 by Pedro on September 5th, 2011 [ 39949 Points ]

    Is there a review coming up? Don’t think I’ll be getting this even though it looks really good.

  8. #8 by EdEN on September 5th, 2011 [ 222476 Points ]

    Yes, there will be a review. Working out some details to see who gets to do it as a LOT of games have been released on PSN (PSX, PSP, PSN and minis) and we’ve been lucky enough to get most of them for a review… and maybe something special as well!

  9. #9 by Isli on September 5th, 2011 [ 74635 Points ]

    This looks like a really fun game. Definitely reminds me of Castlevania, so that’s always a plus.

  10. #10 by EdEN on September 6th, 2011 [ 222476 Points ]

    @Isli: It sure is. Since we’re not getting a 2D HD Castlevania (other than the MP heavy port of the XBLA release) and WayForward are VERY GOOD at 2D games I’ll be sure to enjoy this game while I play it for a review.

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