Is Crystal Dynamics Teasing A New Legacy Of Kain Game?

by Elise Favis on Oct 21, 2017 at 12:22 PM

Over the last couple weeks, Crystal Dynamics has been tweeting content related to its action adventure series Legacy of Kain. While purely speculation at this point, these tweets hint that either a new entry is in the works or that a remaster is on the horizon.

Though one tweet is related specifically to the #Inktober art challenge, the others heavily hint that Raziel will make his return in one form or another. You can view the tweets below:

Legacy of Kain: Defiance is the latest game of the series, which released in 2003. A sixth game, Legacy of Kain: The Dark Prophecy, was in development at Ritual Entertainment in 2004 but was later canceled. Legacy of Kain: Dead Sun, another attempt to continue the series, was planned for PlayStation 4 until it too was canceled in 2012.

In an interview with Australian website Finder in 2015, lead designer at Crystal Dynamics Michael Brinker said that there was a "50/50 chance" that a new Legacy of Kain game would come to current generation consoles.

“It’s a 50/50 chance. We have in-house developers who really want to make that game," Brinker told Finder. "It’s interesting because people look back at our history and our franchises and see that we have some really great iconic IPs. So gamers wonder; ‘where are they and what are they doing?’ Well we’re always tossing around and talking about ideas [of bringing them back]. It really is 50/50.”

Last year, alleged images and details from the canceled Dead Sun game emerged, which you can take a look at here. You can also check out this informative video to learn more about the vampiric world of Nosgoth and its lore.


Our Take
I wouldn't be surprised if these tweets point to a remaster rather than a full-fledged new game. Crystal Dynamics has a lot on its plate right now, such as a partnership with Marvel Entertainment to create an Avengers game alongside Eidos Montreal and also (probably) developing the rumored Shadow of the Tomb Raider. Hopefully an announcement is on the way to let us know what's to come for Legacy of Kain.