Update: Well, the countdown timer concluded. What did it reveal? That I’ve wasted your time, readers. That I’ve wasted your time. Turns out Arc System Works is releasing WayForward’s 2011 side-scroller BloodRayne: Betrayal in Japan, and that’s what they were teasing. Womp womp.
A new teaser website on BlazBlue developer Arc System Works’ official website for something called “BRCS” more than strongly hints at the 2D fighting studio is working on something related to BloodRayne.
The website, which will unlock in seven days on April 23, shows a red-tinted image of an anime interpretation of Rayne, pretty much identifiable based on her outfit and necklace alone.
The studio’s pedigree is almost exclusively in 2D fighters, so it seems likely, then, that BRCS will be an acronym for some sort of BloodRayne fighting game (the BR part, at least)—though they did work on a few side-scrolling beat ‘em ups back in the day, namely 1988’s Double Dragon for the Sega Master System and 1993’s Battletoads for the Mega Drive and Game Gear.
Arc System Works’ undoubtedly 2D take on BloodRayne wouldn’t be a first for the franchise—WayForward Technologies produced a 2D side-scrolling hack-and-slash game for Xbox 360 and PS3 in 2011.