Apple has a new feature, ”
Sink Your Teeth into BloodRayne
” on their
Games site. It takes a look at Aspyr Media’s “BloodRayne,” which takes place in the late 1920s and early 1930s and involves BloodRayne. She’s a dhampir (half human, half vampire) who is out to protect mankind from supernatural horrors as a member of the Brimstone Society.
The Apple article talks with Brett Evan Russell, vice president of the BloodRayne design team about the gameplay, the heroine (or anti-heroine, in this case), and Agent BloodRayne’s possible future. The agent was raised and trained by a secret governmental agency to hunt down and eliminate global evil forces. In the game, she’s taking on an occult faction of pre-Nazis and their army of ghouls.
BloodRayne’s repertoire includes inhuman strength, superhuman leaping and acrobatic skills, night vision, zoom vision, and slow-motion perception that enables her to weave in and out of bullets. She sustains her life force by feeding off the blood of other creatures. The bad news: her unending thirst for blood, as Aspyr describes it, “compels her onward until she is driven into Bloodlust where she achieves near invincibility and unstoppable lethality.”
“BloodRayne” is available now and requires Mac OS X 10.2 or later, 32MB of video RAM, and a graphics acceleration card (ATI Radeon or NVidia GeForce cards are recommended). The game is rated “M” and costs US$29.95.