You might say that I'm a bit of a Legacy of Kain fanboy.
You'd be right.
Since I first played Soul Reaver on the Dreamcast about 14 years ago, the series has a special place in my fanboy heart. I have a small collection of replica swords from the game, prototype action figures and a leather jacket that (I've been told) were originally given to the development team of their final console game, Defiance.
I've also a tattoo from the series.
So yeah, you might say I'm a fanboy.
The problem is that the last Legacy of Kain video game was released in 2004, so I've spend the better part of a decade without my favourite series (although it's no secret that Skyrim has kept me in good company these past three).
Now, there is a new game in development, and it looks to be a doozy.
Nosgoth is a Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) game set in the same universe as the original Legacy of Kain series. The game takes place before the events of Soul Reaver. A war between humans and vampires rages on, and as the player you choose your side and make the enemy bleed.
Unfortunately, the new game doesn't have the involvement of the amazing Amy Hennig, who wrote the original series, but based on the early visuals and the background 'lore' released by Psyonix, it's shaping up to be a winner.
The game is in Closed Alpha, so I'm not going to get a chance to play it for a while (unless anyone reading this has any connections to Psyonix, wink wink). In the meantime, I'll have to whet my appetite by trawling through the Lore section of the Nosgoth website to connect the pieces between this new game and the other titles in the franchise.
Did you play any of the Legacy of Kain series? Which of your favourite games do you wish they'd bring back?