The lights are on
The first information and trailer for Square Enix's upcoming free-to-play Legacy of Kain title, Nosgoth, has been revealed. The game is under development at Psyonix, a studio that has credits on XCOM: Enemy Unknown, Bulletstorm, and Mass Effect 3 (though it's not exactly clear from the company's website what role it played in those and the other listed titles).
Nosgoth pits humans against vampires in online asymmetrical multiplayer combat. It's a competitive title rather than an MMO or persistent online experience. The trailer gives a Gotham City Imposters vibe (though significantly darker, given the source material).
This isn't the Legacy of Kain title fans have been hoping for, and those that are familiar with the lore will find some inconsistencies. For instance, according to what we learned in Soul Reaver, Raziel's wings were destroyed before he could share that mutation with his clan.
Amy Hennig, who directed the series, has previously stated that whether Raziel's clan was destroyed or not was unrevealed. According to Nosgoth's FAQ, it appears that mystery has unceremoniously been uncovered since the winged class of vampires are listed as Raziel's descendants.
If you're interested in checking Nosgoth out after viewing the trailer below, Square Enix and Psyonix are accepting applications for the closed beta. There will also be a live Q&A with the team at 10 AM Eastern on Monday.
rather take a single player game that had a story. Legacy of Kain has always been about story...even if this is inspired by the games
This looks ok. I would like to see this universe expand and do well.
like the vamp class of fly might have try out for bata
Pity its a pc game. I used to love the soul reaver games.
I like the idea. I really am excited to see more!
Looks pretty damn cool.
I don't think I'll be getting this game, free or not. I'm just not into a competitive multiplayer LoK experience. I love the original games for their story and characters.
Like others have been saying, I do hope it does well because maybe it'll give Square-Enix that little kick in the hind quarters to re-release or reboot the series.