It is really hard to believe that now, 15 years later since the last entry in the series, there are still plentiful secrets in our beloved world Nosgoth to find. In collaboration with Ben Lincoln, Gh0stBlade, Eoghan, Aevum, AesirHod, Bazielim, Kevin and Mama Robotnik, we can now show you the exciting new footage, screenshots and comparisons from these newly discovered SR1 beta versions and BO alpha versions. This is the biggest discovery we had in a while so below are links to videos and pages where you can read about our findings: The Lost Worlds and Legacy of Kain Wikia posts. For more about the Chronoplast visions and screenshots read here.
Below are videos from the actual Chronoplast rooms and Blood Omen Chess Match. More content to follow as this post will be updated!
Originally planned overworld map for Blood Omen and various screenshots:
Recently, a rare footage from a supposed Alpha version of Soul Reaver has sprung up on YouTube. The video showed the first portion of the game and is different in many regards than what he have seen so far. Raziel has a white aura around him, just like the sluagh, and disappears once he switches to material realm, where the health coil appears instead. There is even the early "ying yang" shift symbol in the Glyph menu and the Glyph menu has 8 slots. However, the video was taken down not long after it was put up. The uploader said he had sold the alpha build. However, it is strange and unfortunate as to why the video had to be taken down as well. That footage has a huge historical value for all LOK fans, so I documented it in several screenshots below with short commentary. If anybody has more info about any alpha build of Soul Reaver which is out there somewhere, please contact me, I´d be eternally grateful. It supposedly has the Undercity still built in and hopefully the Turelim clan territory as well. Thanks goes to Thiago, who saved the video from being lost to the abyss.
EDIT: It seems that the video has been put back online again. Watch here.
Raziel has white aura as soon as the cutscene starts
The footage is very dark
The vortex of souls looks different
The placeholder pillars symbol is seen through the warp gate
Soul as seen in the Lighthouse demo
There are blue particles spawned as Raziel devours souls
The soul spawner is blue as well, unlike the green colour it has in the final version
There is also a wondering sluagh in this area
Sluagh training room
This cutscene starts earlier
Walking on air is present
The planar portal looks like from SR2/Defiance
The debug menu in a normal font, unlike in Beta
The ying yang symbol seen before in early magazine reviews
and 7 additional slots for glyphs
Material health coil only appears in the material realm
The underworld entrance is left open when in the material realm