There are some similarities between the Rayne's appearance and the character Durham Red, a mutant bounty hunter with a vampiric bloodlust who appeared in the British Sci-Fi comics anthology, 2000 AD (also the home of Judge Dredd). Joe Wampole, one of the developers, posted the following reply in the BloodRayne.uk.co fan forums:
Durham Red looks like a cool character but we've never heard of her. It is coincidence that her and BloodRayne look so similar. The symbol on the hair is similar but looks more like a target, while Rayne's looks a little like Prince's symbol. Also, it looks like Durham is set in some alternate super sci-fi future. I think it is just natural to put a vamp chick in black leather and either color her hair black or red
On November 29, 2003 was (the English version of) BloodRayne put on the infamous German index by the BPjM.
Note: Indexed products by the BPjS/BPjM are illegal to sell or make available to minors in Germany and it is illegal to advertise for it in any form. But there is absolutely no law forbidding any adult to buy such a product.
However, due to the fact that advertisement also means the presence of a product on the shelves of a store, the product will disappear from the public. But it can be bought in supported stores "under the desk" (per request).
BPjS/BPjM = German Bundesprüfstelle für jugendgefährdende Schriften/Medien = Federal Examination Office for Youth-Endangering Publications/Media Add
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Product manager Liz Buckley admitted that the female protagonist first had a militant, dark gothic look, she was a brunette with tight buns in her hair and a very severe body line. In the final version, BloodRayne received a complete makeover to make her resonate with the target audience of males aged 17 to 34. Add
A couple more tie-ins between Nocturne and Bloodrayne.
In Act 3, you'll occasionally fight some large, bat-like vampire creatures. These exact same enemies appear in Nocturne.
Also in Act 3, Count Voicu is mentioned (in the Windmill level). He was a short, bearded old man in Nocturne who turned out to be the leader of the vampires (not to be confused with his son, also known as Count Voicu, who was the end boss of Nocturne's Act 1). If you pay attention, you'll even see a statue of the elder Voicu in Act 3 (big bearded guy with spiky shoulder pads).
Finally, the Dark Man in Bloodrayne has the exact same voice as the Stranger from Nocturne, and they're both played by the same guy. It's unlikely they're the same character, though, since the timelines conflict. Add
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Just when you thought you had seen it all, here's an excerpt from Majesco's latest press release about BloodRayne:
"If you felt teased by her sexy Girls of Gaming cover, then this new feature art is going to blow your mind! Rayne is 100% topless and smokin' hot in the October issue of Playboy magazine. This is a first in videogame history and trust us when we say that Rayne does not disappoint. The magazine hits newsstands in early September so here's a great excuse to get a copy!"
And you thought Playboy was only for REAL women trying to boost their careers. Add
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Bloodrayne contains many references and influences from Nocturne, the old 3rd person supernatural-themed action-adventure by Terminal Reality. The Daemites that possess humans and turn them into weird Evil Dead-esque ghoulies first appeared in Blair Witch I, an expansion pack of sorts to Nocturne. Castle Gaustadt, where the final chapter of the game takes place, was the setting of Nocturne's first chapter. Plus, the Yathgy stone you were searching for in Nocturne's first chapter is one of the artifacts the Nazis are searching for in Bloodrayne. Finally, Bloodrayne's original character design was heavily influenced by Svetlana, a half-vampire ally of yours in Nocturne. In fact, in the game's early beta screenshots, Bloodrayne bore a remarkable resemblane to Svetlana, from her leather catsuit right down to her haircut. Add