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'Legacy of Kain' Reborn as 'Nosgoth'


There have been a lot of rumors swirling about Crystal Dynamics revisiting their vampire-epic franchise Legacy of Kain, which last feasted upon the Xbox/Playstation 2 generation.  There have been references to Nosgoth, Kain’s stomping grounds, in everything from web domain registrations to graphics card drivers, but nothing concrete has been laid out.

According to a statement from Square-Enix community manager George Kelion to VG247, Nosgoth is “not a traditional Legacy of Kain action-adventure game,” and that “Nosgoth is set in the same universe as previous LoK games, but on a different branch to the Blood Omen and Soul Reaver series.  The community should not be thinking of Nosgoth in terms of a single-player experience.”

Adding even more to the Nosgoth mystery, Kelion added that the game-in-progress will not be shown at E3, and that “Nosgoth is not being developed by Crystal Dynamics.  Crystal Dynamics are not working on a Legacy of Kain game.”

So what does all this mean?  Is Square-Enix revisiting the franchise to throw their hat into the slowly-dying MMORPG arena?  Are they trying for a League of Legends style MOBA title?  There are a lot more questions than answers here, but we’ll certainly keep you posted here at FEARnet.