Tuesday 26 June 2012

New Soul Reaver Art by Jake

Jake Pawloski posted a pretty cool Soul Reaver poster in the Top Cow comic book style. The penwork is hand drawn and was coloured in Photoshop. Enjoy!

Sunday 24 June 2012

Soul Reaver 2 on GOG

Following the release of Soul Reaver on GoG, Soul Reaver 2 was released there as well for the same price. The bonuses include avatars, wallpapers and the timeline, so if you don´t have SR2 yet, it´s a good opportunity to get it. It´s very likely that Defiance will soon follow as well.

Sunday 17 June 2012

Legions of Nosgoth OCG coming to your pc!

A new fan edition to the Legacy of Kain universe was released today. Legions of Nosgoth is a fan card game by  Jake Pawloski and Raina Audron. We devised a simple rule system and made five factions to choose from - you can either play with the twisted creatures of the Underworld from the Spectral Deck, dominate your opponents with Kain and his empire in the Necrovampire Deck, deal devasting blows with young Kain and his vampire army in the Vampire Deck, avenge your enemy with the Hylden Deck and let ruthless Sarafan crusade crush any resistance in the Sarafan Deck. These five distinct decks contain around 90 playing cards specifically designed by Jake and me. We used the beautiful art of Legacy of Kain and we made sure that all of the card´s abilities closely follow Legacy of Kain and its rules,  creating a unique and fun experience not only for LOK fans.

If you like card games and Legacy of Kain, you can download Legions of Nosgoth here. The 7zip file comes with a detailed rulebook explaining all the rules, high-res versions of the cards and LackeyCCG. LackeyCCG is a program made specifically for card games. It supports many plugins like Pokémon, Magic the Gathering and others and doesn´t need to be installed. Simply run the program, select your deck, invite a friend and together, conquer the Legions of Nosgoth!

Thursday 14 June 2012

E3 is over and with it, no new info about a possible LOK game

I bet that many of you, LOK fans, have been awaiting even a slightest news at the recently ended E3. What was announced? Square Enix had the following games on display:

Final Fantasy XIII-2 (PS3, Xbox 360)
Deus Ex: Human Revolution (PS3, Xbox 360, PC)
Hitman: Absolution (PS3, Xbox 360, PC)
Tomb Raider (PS3, Xbox 360, PC)
Dungeon Siege III (PS3, Xbox 360, PC)
Heroes of Ruin (Nintendo 3DS)

and several other games for mobile segment.

Alas, no LOK in there... Though I was eagerly awaiting the news about the new IP as promised by one of Eidos employees on twitter, but the big surprise turned out actually the release date of the new Tomb Raider reboot which was pushed to March, 2013. Why is LOK of such no interest to Square? Or perhaps the recent release of Soul Reaver on gog.com and being released for free on PSN+ might suggest that Eidos haven´t forgotten about their series just yet. We will have to wait and see if any official statement will be done by Square Enix.

As for the polls on my blog, on previous poll 50% of the voters said that they bought SR from gog and 37% is still planning to. In the poll regarding E3 "will there be new LOK announced this year?",  33% voted no, 25% yes and 41% wasn´t sure. I will be posting a new poll soon together with some other news!

Thursday 7 June 2012

The Priestess sketch re-coloured

As a cut boss from Soul Reaver, the Priestess would bestow the ability of possession to Raziel which would allow him to reach his brother Turel. There are only two known depictions of her - one concept art sketch and she is also featured in the Soul Reaver comics. I decided to re-colour the original sketch and make it more high-res by smoothing the pixels out and increasing the size of the image. You can view it by clicking on the picture on left or view on Deviant Art.

Monday 4 June 2012

Upcoming E3, Tomb Raider and Legacy of Kain

E3 starts on Monday, so as a LOK fan, I don´t get my hopes up too much but will be watching the upcoming press conferences. Square Enix promised unveiling of a new IP during the introduction of Tomb Raider reboot trailer, but nothing was announced yet. Crystal Dynamics are focusing on finishing up the TR reboot and it´s very likely that in case of success it will spawn a sequel. No LOK news have been heared ever since the Soul Reaver reboot rumour and although it is possible that Square Enix could have something ready for E3, the odds are pretty low. There are several secret games waiting to be announced on E3 though, so who knows if they are all new IPs... What do you think? Will they announce a new LOK? You can express your opinion in the new poll.