Upon closer inspection last night, what we thought was cloth in the new Paragon hero reveal from Epic Games actually appears to be hair. Red hair. As in really red red hair.
And that reminded us of BloodRayne. You remember BloodRayne: the hack-and-slash video game series that debuted during the 6th Generation of video game consoles.
In that series, the protagonist is Rayne, a blade-wielding dhampir. She also wears a red pendant, as seen in this promotional art from EA Japan.
So, while this new Paragon character is probably not Majesco’s Rayne licensed into Epic’s MOBA, she could be. Regardless, she definitely appears to be inspired by her. Which would mean we’re getting a blood-sucking female fighter added to the Paragon hero roster, and that is awesome news!
But just this morning, the Paragon account on Instagram posted this quick little clip with the tagline “Her hunger is eternal.”
Red hair. Black outfit. Two blades. Seriously, is that Rayne?
Sadly, no. Epic has just revealed her as Countess.
Surprisingly, though she has blades, she’s considered a burst caster and not a melee fighter. Regardless, Countess is a teleporting, blade-wielding badass as evidenced from her announcement trailer. We cannot wait to play her October 25th!
Paragon is free-to-play and available for PC and PS4. We’ll be live on Twitch on Friday from 6 until 9 pm EST streaming this incredible MOBA from Epic Games!
Epic Games has teased a new Paragon character on social media today. As they’ve made clear, they aim to release a new hero for the MOBA every three weeks.
This hero is definitely a she, and we’re hoping she’s a melee fighter. Paragon is in dire need of female fighters. However, with the pendant in that pic, she’s probably a sorceress, though we can’t count out assassin. If that red fabric continues up out of frame, it could be a hood. Admittedly, the sorcerer Gideon sports a hood, and, likewise, bare shoulders, so odds are in favor of this new character being his counterpart, much in the way Belica was added as a counterpart to Murdoch.
With so little lore available for the game, we’ll take a sorceress, similarly garbed to Gideon, as indication of the existence of a school of magic in the world of Paragon. Magic schools are cool. But we really want another female fighter added to the roster.
Speaking of Gideon, his Undertow, er, skin was also recently announced. Coming with today’s V.33 patch, it’s available for sale via the in-game store.
Paragon is available free-to-play on PC and PS4. We’re livestreaming the game on our Twitch channel Fridays from 6 to 9 pm EST. Tune in!
Currently with the title Challenger, Stephen Oravec is on the road to Master with Gideon in Paragon.
Tune in on Twitch to see his progression Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm EST. If Gideon is already chosen or the team needs melee, Stephen will most likely play as Greystone instead.
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Stephen Oravec got stuck playing tank in Paragon from Epic Games, so he took it as an opportunity to check out Riktor. As he’d rather play ranged, he quickly warmed to Riktor’s chain pull with fond memories of playing Mortal Kombat’s Scorpion.
Here is a clip of Stephen Oravec on Riktor pulling Gideon out of his ult AND surviving Murdock’s ult because all that tankiness.
We hope you’re playing and enjoying Paragon too. We broadcast our games on Twitch so please stop by!