Raze 1 was released in 2010, and it's sequel, Raze 2, hit Armor Games two years later. AddisonR and Juice-Tin, the game's creators, have disclosed that a possible third installment is on it's way.
Raze 3 Building Blocks
Raze 3 has been seen as a "third times the charm" type of insta
llment in many people's minds thus far. Raze 1 was a side-scrolling layout game that had very little structure as to a storyline. The missions had solid gameplay, but offered little information as to a plot. All that was given was a brief one- or two-sentence intro to each individual mission.
Raze 2 came with a bit more of a storyline, with actual freeze-frame slideshows in between missions with multiple captions scrolling at the bottom. This type of story-building is often seen in side-scrolling RPG's (Role-Playing Games). Raze 2 made the Raze series go from simply a shooter to a Shooter/RPG.
Raze 2 also had more weapons than in the first game. Each separate class of weapon, i.e. "Snipers," had several types of sniper-class weapons, both human and alien in origin.
Raze has taken some concepts from Bungie and now 343's Halo series for the Xbox consoles, such as the character Sgt. Johnson, futuristic human vs. alien conflicts, and super-soldiers. It is concepts like these that have shaped the Raze series and made it a hit (The origianl Raze game has over 28 million plays on Armor Games thus far).
Third Installment To Be Released
Raze 3 has been confirmed, a third installment is on its way. With Addison done school the game has been in production for the last few months. Juice-Tin disclosed that Raze 3 could very well contain multiplayer skirmishes, customizable weapons, a stronger storyline, and even in-game purchases for armors and "perk" weapons. Not Much is known, about what features would indeed be present in the finished game but a release date has been given: Summer 2014, so as of the next couple month the game should be out sometime within.