Crystal Dynamics is reportedly eying
the return of a classic PlayStation bloodsucker. Today, VG247 claimed
it “has it on good authority” that the studio behind this year's
Tomb Raider reboot is working on a similar resurrection for “Soul
Reaver” from the Legacy of Kain vampire series.
According to the site's source, the
reboot will sport a brand a new art direction and be a full reworking
of the early PlayStation franchise, which began in North America in 1996
with Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain. It's unknown if it will star the
vampire Kain from the original, or the wraith Raziel who actually starred
in 1999's Soul Reaver sequel.
As for what name the reboot will answer
to, Eurogamerpoints out Square Enix, Crystal Dynamics' parent
company, has been picking the community's brain on a possible title
since last May. According to one survey taker at GameRevolution,
possible titles and/or subtitles for the reboot include Obsidian
Blood, Obsidian Sun, Dead Sun, and Revenant.
The Legacy of Kain series survived
nearly seven years from when it first preyed on PlayStation owners.
After Soul Reaver, Crystal Dynamics put out two more sequels starring
both Kain and Raziel – Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver 2 and Blood Omen
2: Legacy of Kain – before concluding the series in 2003 with
Legacy of Kain: Defiance for PS2, Xbox, and PC. Now that nearly a
decade has passed, do you think it's a good time for Raziel and Kain
to be reborn?