Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Fan game Soul Revenant announced!

A new fan game has been announced by Jake Pawloski on LOK PS forums - a 3D enhancenment of the original Soul Reaver, aptly named Soul Revenant. The game takes everything which was great from Soul Reaver and enhances it to improved graphics, enhanced models from SR2 and Dreamcast), similarly as the project Blood Omnicide does, which is a Blood Omen remake in 3D. The game will require for you to own a legal pc version copy of Soul Reaver and Soul Reaver 2, which you can purchase on gog.com.

Soul Revenant will feature all the locations found in Soul Reaver in higher polygon count, all the abilities and glyphs and also the same game mechanics. The game will also feature a recreation of all the deleted areas, events and audio as it was originally intended by the creators. Our first goal is to finish the game rules and animations, then we can publish a playable demo taking place at the beginning of the game. For now, you can see the first screenshots from the Underworld level below and later we will post a video of the first cutscene as well.







68 comments:

  1. That's awesome, let's hope this project will eventually be actually finished.

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  2. This is great! I can't wait for the full release.

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  3. Dear God, this must be completed! Amazing.

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  4. This looks very promising and I'm eager to see new pics of the game!

    Is it going to be like the original game only with better graphics and new areas to explore or are you also going to include new gameplay mechanics (new puzzles, new bosses, enhanced and more fluid combat system as in Defiance, etc)?

    By the way, any news about Prodigal Sons? The website and the forums seem inactive right now and I haven't seen any updates in months.

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  5. Hey there! thanks for your comments:) The game will feature enhanced gameplay flow in areas like combat with unlockable special moves and explorable areas which are very close to what they were originally as deleted areas. Also some puzzles will be reinvented. Graphics have been improved and framerate will be higher than in Soul Reaver on most good pcs.

    New screenshots of both games (SRev and LOKPS) will be posted soon. Stay tuned for these updates!

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    1. Where are updates? :)
      And... can this remake use also other languages?
      For example, I'm italian and I have an original installed copy of Soul Reaver in italian, with italian text AND dubbing (voices). Will the patch "Soul Revenant" save the language?

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    2. Hello, we are still working on them. We will post new stuff as we make progress.

      We want to have subtitles for additional languages for sure, but we only have the voices from the English version so far.

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  6. cryptoshadow31 July 2012 23:04

    Thanks for the clarification! I'll definitely keep an eye on both games and on your blog!

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  7. O.o!!! Omg!!! Looks great!!! I can´t wait for this release!!! OMG!!! Raziel looks amazing!!! Thanks for the info!!!

    Greetings!!

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    1. hey there! thanks for the comment:) Btw, thanks for posting about SoulRev on your Spanish LoK site - I wanted to contact you but couldn´t find your email. thanks again!

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    2. Greetings!!! You´re welcome!! Its very cool and important to take new information about Lok to the fans!! By the way, thanks for your devotion to this amazing saga!!!

      And, here is my email: least_vamp@hotmail.com and on twitter i am: @LtRaziell. You can contact me my friend!!

      Greetings!!!

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    3. Thanks so much for your kind comments! I really admire that you keep your forums updated, great job. Thanks for the email :)

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    1. hehe, np! Soon we will post new info here:)

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  9. Realy CooLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  10. Finally !! this is going to be awesome

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  11. Oh my god, this needs to be completed. The Underworld in the screenshots looks amazing, too amazing to put into words. Raziel looks like his Soul Reaver 2 self, I like SR2 Razzy the best. :D And the new name 'Soul Revenant', sounds eerie and very undead. I love everything about this SR reboot! LoK forever! <3<3<3

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    1. hey! thanks! glad you like it. We can´t wait to release a demo so you can try it yourself :)

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    2. Well it looks like it's going good so far from what I can tell in the screenshots. I'm very excited for the demo release. :D

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    3. thanks a lot! we will be improving the textures of the original SR2 characters to be more sharp and high res.

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  12. Woah awesome! Looking forward to this one!

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  13. Can't Wait!!! Any more in-game screens or footage or demo coming soon?

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    1. yes, we are working on it! I will post a new article once we are done :)

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  14. hey! truth excellent job, very very good, this is very good xD jajajjaja, just wanted to ask, will also come Turel? can be taken in defiance? and ariel with black skins look great defiance to Soul Reaver.
    by the way, thank you very much for the skins to lok defiance are great = D much respect for you jake, Raina and his team = D. .. ammm only wonder that, it would be very good, as good suggestion =P jajajaja thanks bye

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    1. Turel´s model is already done :) no, he won´t be from Defiance, but a reskinned and edited Turelim from Dreamcast version. Ariel will be taken from SR2 and will have black dress :)

      thanks! glad you like the skins! :)

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  15. saludos de mexico jajajaja tuve que usar el traductor jajajjajjaja gracias =D

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  16. Looks awesome!!! Hope you can get raziel to use the flamethrower and crossbows this time lol

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    1. We might consider this, however I can´t promise it at the moment. We will see what we can do about it :)

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  17. MAN THIS IS AWESOME!!
    just keep the same history
    OMG i wan't to see a melchahim, or melchiah! OR ZEPHON!!

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    1. Almost all enemies have been edited and are finished, few of them have animations too. Can´t wait to show you how they look with nicer skins :)

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  18. "The game will also feature a recreation of all the deleted areas, events and audio as it was originally intended by the creators."

    WHAT WHAT WHAT WHAT

    This is absolutely insane, and just might be the best game recreation of all time. Estimated release date? Current Progress? Can we donate?

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    1. Yeah, it´s pretty cool xD We will post new updates as we progress :) Currently it´s polishing the system and animations for Raziel. If you want to support us by donations, you can donate any amount you want to the donate link in the article above. Thanks a lot for your support everybody!

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  19. Yes what is the progress, Raina?
    I respect you and Jake as great game recreaters!:)
    I would love to see Turel and his Dark Eden area!
    So excited about release date!:)

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    1. Sorry for late reply - we were very busy with our GOTW game, which is being finished! Then we will have more time to devote to SoulRev and PS! Yeah, I am excited too, it will be so much fun to think of puzzles for that areas!

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  20. Woah. Very excited.

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  21. that project would be the greatest, i am a great fan of legacy of kain too, even the fact it should have a definitive ending.

    I'm realy excited, and at same time inpacient with this and the other projects for legacy of kain.

    Just another question: what do you think about the idea of making a custom map for one of the games with the end of the story?

    You don't need to do it and I don't have the experience, but I though that I should speak about this to all of you legacy of kain fans.

    I hope this comment don't seems too boring for you.

    atenciously

    RNO

    P.S:Sorry If some words were not well written.

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    1. thanks! :) glad you like it. Custom map with the end of the story? Not sure I understand - but if you mean if there will be custom made level like Turel´s territory and Kain´s retreat, then yes, we will build them with all reference we can gather to make it accurate.

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    2. hello Raina

      Sorry if you didn't understand what i meant with that of the custom map.

      Well, i meant that someone could use LOK:Defiance as a base to make a new game explaining the end of all the series.

      Something like the custom stories of the game Amnesia: the dark descent for pc, but made in LOK:Defiance and based on it.

      hope this this doesn't sound to boring.

      Waiting for news about this project

      RNO

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  22. THIS IS FUCKING AWESOME, AND I POOPED MY PANTS.

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  23. Pro guys keep it up

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  24. I have a suggestion. And with it, a potential challenge.

    I really enjoyed playing Soul Reaver. All the bosses seem believable, except one.

    I was always troubled about Rahab's behavior on combat. My proposal would it be the improvement of his A.I. and his fight style.

    I explain it: Rahab seems too static, only casting spells randomly. If I had Rahab's body structure, I would (also) jump over my foe and even try to bite him.

    Finally, I want to congratulate all people involved on the project. I thank you in advance for ressurecting this magnificent game.

    It seems that the Wheel Of Fate - the purifying Circle of birth, death and rebirth - must turn again...

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    1. Hello - thanks for the suggestion!

      True, the only bad thing which can happen to you is to fall in the water and get backup from spectral realm... We will think about how to improve this battle and all the other aspects of the game if possible :) Thank you! we will do our best to get it close to the original, but with addition of new stuff and models.

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    2. I have seen some pictures and I'm impressed already.

      Once again, I appreciate your efforts. I'm a newbie programmer and I know how much work must be done to set things right.

      Thanks for answering!

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  25. Why do not you want to finish the prodigal sons the idea much better than this

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  26. Aguardando o lançamento dessa atualização sensacional!!! Ótimo trabalho, achei essa atualização pesquisando no google, muita sorte!!! Nossa, seu trabalho está ótimo, sou fan deste jogo desde seu lançamento, se esse mod ou atualização for incrível, vou querer jogá-lo novamente. Jogo incrível. Espero que não demore muito para terminar o mesmo. Grato.

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  27. Awaiting the launch of this update sensational!!! Great job, thought this update researching in google, much luck!!! Our, his work look great,'m fan of this game since its launch, if this mod or update is amazing,'m going to want play it again. Game amazing. I hope not dawdle very to finish the same. Grateful.

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  28. where do we download it?

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  29. Hey, I jaust want to ask if the project is stil going. Great idea. I will surely play it.

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  30. I can't wait for a demo! AWESOME WORK GUYS!

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  31. Sorry for not replying sooner, guys. I was really busy, but work has begun on the code and visuals for Soul Revenant, so I will be able to show some video and screenshots, maybe very early demo (just bear in mind it´s all in progress still) in a week or two :) Glad to hear you support the project!

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  32. Where's the demo!! hahaha Great job btw looks awesome!!!

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    1. Gotta finish the title menu, then some animations first :)

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  33. cool this will be wonderful (I'm Brazilian) by google translator

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  34. Is this still alive? I surely hope it is.

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  35. Why not a Kickstarter project?

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  36. I´ll post an update next week :) It can´t be on Kickstarter because I do not own it.

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  37. Hey can you guys please do the original ending (Killing Kain) and include Turel how he looked in the orignal concept art and the Priestess? :)

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    1. It is in the description - that is why this remake is being made in the first place.

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  38. Also could you make the Raziel/Kain battles like the Defiance ones?

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  39. When will be finished ?

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    1. In time... :D I can only give rough estimate - 1-2 years.

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  40. Yeah How is it working out ? :D Please guys let us know quick im really excited about what your doing <3 xD

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    1. I publish news regularly on my main blog page :) Latest one is about the Undercity and the Priestess.

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