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The Future of Legacy of Kain

In the first few years of the 21st Century, the Legacy of Kain was a big action-adventure video game franchise. A high-concept gothic horror story that mixed complex vampire mythology with time travel, heady philosophy, and even aliens (sort-of), the five games in the series are still cited as some of the most ambitious projects in the entire industry. However, the increasingly convoluted--though impressively consistent--plot, along with at least one lackluster title, Blood Omen 2, kept the franchise from bringing in many new players. As such, it declined in popularity about as quickly as it rose, and poor sales for the fifth entry, Defiance, caused the cancellation of a planned sixth (and allegedly final) game, The Dark Prophecy, back in 2004. Since then, it has been largely assumed that the legacy is dead.

Still, the rumor mill has been stirring lately with the possibility that the franchise may be born again, like Raziel from his Sarafan crypt.

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Pozzle1602d ago

Oh man...if I had the money, I would have gladly funded the final game. I don't even care if it loses sales, I'd just be happy it was released!

morganfell1601d ago

At this point in time they would have to do a reboot rather than make a sequel. As the game series with the greatest v/o cast ever it won't be equaled with a reboot due to the passing of the phenomenal Tony Jay. The only way to pull it off would be to reuse the tracks he laid down for the originals.

Chupa-Chupa1602d ago

I still remember playing the Dreamcast version of Soul Reaver. What an incredible game.

Ahasverus1602d ago

Gaming miss this franchise :(

saint_seya1601d ago

i loved soul reaver :/
wish it were another one

MWH1601d ago

Legacy of Kain, in my all time top 10 list of best story.

many if not most games and hollywood movies that involves time travel to change events will have too many inconsistent and loose details. LOK's story was incredibly well woven and the questions it posed were highly intrguing at the least.

this, and the characters and voice actors, marvelous to say the least.

Crystal Dynamics or Silicon Knights, i beg of thee, bring back LOK, don't leave us with one of gamings most burning cliffhangers.

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