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.