Legacy of Kain may be back soon, here’s what we know

Legacy of Kain is a franchise much loved by fans, it has been several years since a new IP title has come to light but everything indicates that this may change soon.

Crystal Dynamics is seeking feedback on Legacy of Kain with an eye to potentially reviving the long-dormant franchise.

Following its acquisition by the Embracer Group, Crystal Dynamics last month officially assumed control of the Tomb Raider and Legacy of Kain series from its previous owner and former parent company Square Enix.

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Embracer had said in May that it was considering releasing sequels, remakes, remasters, spin-offs and more for the Crystal Dynamics (and Eidos Montreal) IPs it was acquiring from Square Enix.

The survey to fill out for the return of Legacy of Kain

In a recently released surveyCrystal Dynamics asks players what they would like to see if the Legacy of Kain gothic vampire series returns.

Respondents are asked to choose whether they prefer the next game in the series to be a single player title, a cooperative multiplayer game, or a multiplayer PvP game.

They can also choose from five genres to choose which one they would like to be for the new game.

Similarly, they are asked if they prefer to see a reboot of the series, an improved remaster of a previous game or a new version of an existing title created from scratch.

A franchise with a long history

The original entry in the series, Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain, was developed by Silicon Knights under the direction of Denis Dyack and published by Crystal Dynamics in 1996.

The sequel was Soul Reaver came in 1999, developed by Crystal Dynamics and directed by Amy Hennig, the former writer and director of Naughty Dog’s Uncharted series.

The 3D action-adventure game, in which players take on the role of the vampire Raziel on a revenge mission to destroy his creator Kain, was critically acclaimed and received a series of sequels, including Legacy of Kain: Defiance 2003’s most recent installment in the series.