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Nosgoth Is A Free-To-Play, Legacy Of Kain Inspired Game

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.

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  • I suppose Square can yell "Fey Victus" as they run their sword thru this IP.
  • The only reason people played The Legacy of Kain was for the story. Now they've messed that up.

  • Oh the hope for what could be.

  • *sigh* To think, Square-Enix (Eidos, really) could've thrown the cash they waste on this towards a Sleeping Dogs 2. This shows so little understanding of the appeal of the IP, it's not even funny.

    I know it's a spinoff, so it doesn't matter ultimately... but this is like when 2K announced the Bureau would be the reboot for XCOM. They realized that was stupid and brought us a REAL XCOM first. With Enemy Unknown out there, an offshoot could be established (and quickly forgotten, it seems), not enrage the fans, and not muck up the IP. IF Square Enix is determined to make a team-based multiplayer game that no one wants and slap the LOK brand onto it, they really should've waited until a proper new entry or reboot made the franchise relevant again. AT LEAST do an HD Collection with the 2 Soul Reavers, Blood Omen 2 and the excellent Defiance all on one disc, and inject some life into this series that way first.

    This is sad all around.
  • that guy in the thumbnail looks like a really bad generic rip off of a Sith Lord
  • Meh. Pass. Expected more of a Legacy of Kain title...

  • What is this SHYTE???!?!?!?!?!!?!? Hands off, money hungry $#%@#$%$#%!

  • Did they mention a date on when to expect this to be out? Or is it too early for that?

  • This is bs

  • I don't have a problem with this, other than the fact that it's humans vs. vampires instead of vamps vs. hyldens. In the future of Nosgoth, humans barely exist anymore. They're also placing it in a time that really doesn't have any effect on the normal LoK continuity. They have this occurring in the devastated future that Kain and Raziel leave behind when they jump to the past, so I guess they could make it work.
  • reminds me of the new Syndicate, and when the XCOM fps was first announced. Why do they have to take loved franchises and reboot them as FPS games?