Thursday 23 August 2012

Legacy of Kain reboot/remake coming? (new poll)

There are more and more reasons indicating, that indeed there is a new Legacy of Kain game in the progress. The latest one is an interview with Meagan Marie (Eidos spokeperson), who said when asked about a new Legacy of Kain game: "I can't even touch that, I can't even talk about anything related to that, no comment", while previously, Crystal Dynamics stated that they are not working on any Legacy of Kain there. However, this does not mean, that Eidos could not use a different studio to make a new game. So the new poll deals with what would you like this new LoK game to be? A Soul Reaver remake? Or a Blood Omen remake?

Also, on another note, I want to thank the Russian site Wheel of Fate, which started hosting the latest news from my blog on their site. Thanks, guys!

The poll on the previous topic "Which is your favourite deck from Legions of Nosgoth?" ended and here are the results:
Spectral Deck
  5 (18%)
Necrovampire Deck
  6 (22%)
Vampire Deck
  10 (37%)
Hylden Deck
  2 (7%)
Sarafan Deck
  4 (14%)

There were 27 voters in this poll. The Vampire Deck seems to be the most used, with the Sarafan Deck the least. If you have tried Legions of Nosgoth, you can leave a comment on why do you prefer a certain Deck over the other.
In September, we will also  have several days dedicated to this card game and will announce the dates and hours up front, so you know when we will be online and ready to play with you.

Saturday 18 August 2012

Defiance Texture Mod for download

If you would like to play Defiance with modified textures, you can use the TexMod pack v1 made by Jake Pawloski and me. We will update it in the future to include new textures for more characters. This version includes alternate textures for Raziel (SR2 style), Mortanius (BO1 style) and Ariel (SR1 style), and also a higher res background for Sarafan Stronghold, as seen in this video. Installation is simple - just download the Defiance TexMod and follow the instructions. Remember, you can always play Defiance with the original textures as well. Enjoy!

Thursday 16 August 2012

Umah´s and Vorador´s role in Defiance revealed!

Daniel Cabuco has graciously provided the long awaited answers for the cut parts of Legacy of Kain and much more! In a question about intended appearance of Umah and Vorador, Daniel replied that she was supposed to make an appearance as a vampire worshipper after Vorador was beheaded (supposedly when Raziel would have returned from Avernus), but was ultimately replaced by a cutscene with Moebius. 

According to Daniel, Raziel would be given a quest by Umah to reclaim Vorador´s head from Moebius´ statue holding his head. This would reward Umah with being turned into a vampire. Daniel also stated that the cut was necessary due to time and also that two resurrections taking place (Raziel had to resurrect Janos as well) was a bit redundant.

Monday 13 August 2012

Dan Cabuco has a new site

Dan Cabuco has made a new site, together with a forum section, so if you have any question regarding Legacy of Kain series or game industry in general, register and drop a question! The site is for now work-in-progress and will be updated. Daniel has also posted an awesome picture of Lt. Zephon on DA, so be sure to check it out!

Thursday 9 August 2012

Defiance on GoG

Hello there, Legacy of Kain: Defiance is now available for purchase on GoG for 5,99 dollars. Defiance is thus the third Legacy of Kain game to appear as downloadable game on GoG after Soul Reaver and Soul Reaver 2. Now only the Blood Omen games remain to appear there as well.

Wednesday 1 August 2012

Maps reuploaded and Soul Revenant section on Lost Chronicle

Lost Chronicle got an update regarding Soul Revenant, so head over to the Fan Archives section on page 9 and click on Soul Revenant to read more about the project. I have also reuploaded the Nosgoth maps on the site, so click on Nosgoth Maps on page 7 to download the high res versions.

More new info about the project coming soon.

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

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.

Wednesday 11 July 2012

New LOK WIKI update

Bazielim has informed the community, that there is a new complete article on the LoK Wiki concerning the sixth game. It is a very interesting read and I recommend it to everybody who is interested in all the recent news about LoK:

"Anyway, the time has now come for the first teasers of what has been going on, (though there will be much more to come later, and a lot of it is much more interesting). So without further ado, I give you our first offering of this ''Anniversary Season'' - the new Sixth Game article - a detailed run-down of the potential for a new game. Other touches that I can reveal now are that there are several reviews and improvements of existing articles under-way, with Mortanius our first to reach completion.

More will follow over the next few weeks" (Bazielim, Eidos Forums)

Tuesday 10 July 2012

New Soul Reaver wallpaper by Jake

Hey there, LoK fans! You might be interested in getting this new wallpaper by Jake, click here to view it or download it from DA.

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 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.

Wednesday 30 May 2012

New unseen footage from Turel´s Smokestack Area and screenshots

User Thiago found another rare footage from Soul Reaver which is found on PlayStation Zone vol. 6 demo disk. The disks includes a prototype Soul Reaver intro cutscene in which Kain wears Raziel´s clan symbol instead his own and footage from Turel´s Smokestack, Oracle´s Cave, Human Citadel and Necropolis areas as described in this article.

Here is the video depicting the previously unseen footage from Turel´s Smokestack Area:

There are also the following images found on the disk:

Raziel´s model is updated but his stance when he holds a spear is the one from the Lighthouse Demo.

Bleeding sluagh.

Thursday 24 May 2012

Soul Reaver Soundtrack Update

Hey there, Legacy of Kain fans! I have re-recorded the Soul Reaver OST in better sound quality and just finished uploading it. Its size is 1,79 GB and is 10 hours and 34 minutes long. Before downloading, please make sure you own a copy of Soul Reaver (get it from Good Old Games if you don´t have it yet). The soundtrack has now 163 tracks since I reduced a few of the redundant tracks from the previous version. The OST is divided into three parts - OST1 which includes Underworld, Raziel's Stronghold, Necropolis, Kain Encounter, Cathedral and The City tracks. OST2 includes Pillars-Tomb, Drowned Abbey, Ruined City and the Lighthouse tracks. OST3 contains a variety of prototype tracks not included in the retail version. For now, the OST is hosted on sendspace but I plan to put it on Nosgothic Realm (replacing the current OST) as soon as possible. I hope you will enjoy it!

Soul Reaver 1 OST links:

More early unseen Soul Reaver screenshots

From the article about SR1 Beta at unseen64 I have found a link to this video by kbring which depicts some more unseen screenshots from the early version of the game. The user also provided a link to an early preview article of SR when it was 20% in its development in May 1998.

Screenshots from the German PlayStation Zone Demo Disc:

Notice the lack of the Dumahim bodies and no snow.

No rain and a different torch holder.

This mural possibly depicting mourning humans was replaced by Melchiah´s painting in the retail version.

The enemy AI seems disabled since they do not notice Raziel nearby.

The symbols stretch on top of the throne.

Soul Reaver preview article:

The screenshots depict an early alpha build with an early Raziel model

Monday 14 May 2012

New TLW update, including a new Dark Prophecy section, Beta analysis and more!

The Lost Worlds got a new update! It includes Divine Shadow´s awesome analysis of the Dark Prophecy, this time you can read about Ariel and the Seer. Umah Bloodomen, the moderator from Eidos LoK forums, also provided scans of the early Soul Reaver manual which is distinct in several areas (it mentions Lake of Lost Souls instead of the Lake of the Dead, it mentions 12 bosses, and also mentions Kain´s Mountain Retreat). You can also read my in-depth Soul Reaver Beta Comparison if you are interested in deleted stuff from SR.

Tuesday 8 May 2012

New LOK WIKI section finished, poll closed and Lost Chronicle update

The Blood Omen 2 section has been finished on LOK wiki thanks to tremendous efforts of Bazielim and everybody else who participated.  The site is available for all readers or editors to join in and help with the site. If you are registered on Eidos LOK forums or Nosgothic Realm, stop by and say thanks!

The first poll on the Ancient´s Den is closed now, thanks to everybody who voted!
The question was:

What do you think about the new Soul Reaver reboot rumour?

33 people voted as follows:

54% (18) is very excited
18% (6)  will play it but think it might ruin the series
12% (4) think they need to end the original story first
15% (5) think the rumour is fake

Seems that the excitment over a new release of LOK game is dominant but ever since the rumour appeared, there have been no news regarding it. I personally think it might only be a fake rumour. This month, I started a new poll question: Have you bought Soul Reaver on GoG yet?

I also updated Lost Chronicle with new info - check the new Characters section on the main page. I covered the backstory of Kain and Raziel during Blood Omen and Soul Reaver, I hope you will enjoy reading it. I also wrote a location for every health upgrade and eldritch energy upgrade pieces in the Soul Reaver game section.

Friday 27 April 2012

Soul Reaver on GOG!

Today, Soul Reaver was added to the library of games on Good Old Games. Even though the PlayStation  version was released on PSP, there was no downloadable Legacy of Kain present for PC. Until now!

Unlike the box version of Soul Reaver, the digital version on GOG is DRM-free (no disc needed) and also made system-friendly for Windows Vista & Win 7 (both 32-bit and 64-bit versions are supported). What are you waiting for? Go grab your copy of Soul Reaver here!

Thursday 19 April 2012

How to run Fable TLC under Vista and Windows 7

I have tried to find a solution on how to run Fable on windows because I could not make it to run. I have noticed lots of people have trouble running this game on Vista and Win 7 because the game was made for Windows XP only. As many others, I have tried setting compatibility mode to XP, run as admin, nothing helped. After installing the game, clicking on the desktop icon of Fable started the process (visible in Task Manager), but didn´t actually run the game. I have found out that this issue on modern systems could be caused by DEP (Data execution prevention). In Windows Vista and 7, DEP stops some programs from running properly. To fix this issue, go into Computer, System Properties, Advanced System Settings, click on tab Advanced and then choose Settings. The third tab in the window will be Data Execution Prevention and select: "Turn on DEP for all programs and services except those I select". Click add and browse for Fable.exe or its shortcut. Once its added, click Apply and Ok. Now you should be able to run Fable with no problems. This also applies to many other programs which might be crashing on your new system.

Wednesday 18 April 2012

New Legacy of Kain Conclusion Story Video by Jake Pawloski

Jake Pawloski has released a new episode from his online web series How Legacy of Kain should have ended. This newest chapter depicts elder Kain´s return to the future era.

Saturday 31 March 2012

New web episodes by Jake Pawloski, animated lost chapters to Legacy of Kain

Jake posted a new video from his web series on his channel. The first chapter explains Vorador's ressurection. The next episode will be about the return to the wasteland of Nosgoth, the final epic redemption of the series. Check it out!

Sunday 25 March 2012

Soul Reaver reboot/remake rumours

Once again, there is a rumour spreading across the internet that a new Soul Reaver game is being developed by Crystal Dynamics for XBLA. Vg247 informed about this that their mysterious souce told them about the reboot. Can we really expect for the series to be remade with better graphics or totally re-imagined? In this era of constant reboots of several franchises, it might not be that far from truth. However, Crystal Dynamics did say just a few months ago that they are not working on anything LOK related and that they are working on 2 new IPs. Personally, I wouldn´t mind a graphical update but a complete reboot might ruin the already established story. This article on CVG provides several reasons why Soul Reaver deserves a remake.

Wednesday 30 November 2011

New Lost Chonicle site and videos

Jake and me have made a new website called Lost Chronicle. You can find all sort of interesting info there.

We also made a tribute video for Legacy of Kain since it is already 15 years after the release of Blood Omen.

Thursday 24 November 2011

New Legacy of Kain: Defiance videos

I have made some new videos for my channel this month and also take a look at Jake´s new awesome classic costumes for Defiance:

Thursday 10 November 2011

Rant the Robot - LOK Defiance Review

Jake and me started a series of reviews hosted by Rant the Robot. Check it out if you like smartass robot commenting on games.

Tuesday 1 November 2011

New Prodigal Sons video, screenshots and map released

Jake and I have made a new video from Prodigal Sons. You can view the screenshots here. Take control over vampire Raziel and summon his brethren to use their unique abilities to get to new locations and defeat powerful enemies. Visit the deleted locations such as Dark Eden, the Undercity and others in enhanced graphics. Immerse into the story of Kain´s conquest of Nosgoth, destroying the human kingdoms and regaining vampire clan territories. Jake also made a game map for Prodigal Sons and Soul Reaver.  You can download the map here.