Ziggurat Interactive Acquires BloodRayne Franchise Alongside Other Majesco Properties
Ziggurat Interactive has purchased the rights to several game licenses previous owned by Majesco Entertainment. While BloodRayne is the headliner here, Ziggurat has also acquired the licenses to Advent Rising, Raze's Hell, and Flip's Twisted World. These acquisitions join Ziggurat's catalog of more than 200 owned IPs.
For BloodRayne in particular, Ziggurat Interactive is working with the original developer, Terminal Reality, to update the PC versions of the games to improve compatibility and enhance the experience. The publisher is also looking into ways to, "further explore and expand BloodRayne's already rich universe." BloodRayne debuted in 2002 on PlayStation 2, Xbox, and GameCube. While the series is traditionally in the 3D hack-and-slash genre, the most recent entry, 2011's BloodRayne: Betrayal, was a 2D sidescroller. The franchise also spawned several comics and theatrically released film starring Kristanna Loken, Michael Madsen, Michelle Rodriguez, and Ben Kingsley.
Launched in late 2019, Ziggurat's widespread plans to remaster, rework, and restore classic games from the '80s, '90s, and beyond was unveiled earlier this year. To this point, the company has announced plans for games like Forbidden Forest, Super Huey, and Deadly Dozen. The publisher also acquired several licenses from 3D0 earlier this year including Killing Time, Requiem: Avenging Angel, Uprising: Join or Die, and Captain Quazar. Ziggurat takes over publishing rights on titles it acquires and releases games on platforms like Steam and GOG.com.