A commenter on GameRevolution has given myself and many others a lot of hope. User daverabbit wrote that he participated in an online consumer survey that asked for input on potential names for a new Legacy of Kain project.
Mr. daverabbit writes, “The four names were Obsidian Blood, Obsidian Sun, Dead Sun, and Revenant. They also asked if the names sounded good alone or tagged with any of the Legacy of Kain/Soul Reaver/Blood Omen names used previously.”
It’s a little odd that they would suggest splicing together the holistic universe title “Legacy of Kain“, and its two distinct franchise titles with the proposed names. This could suggest that if a team at Square Enix (the current owner of the IP) is planning on rebooting the franchise, they have not yet committed to developing a Soul Reaver or Blood Omen game. Or, perhaps it’s a new LoK IP with new characters, and the survey prompt is a means of measuring wether or not it would be worthwhile to fit it into a pre-existing series.
Sadly, all we can do now is speculate, but personally, the rumor has this writer all hot and bothered. I don’t care what the title is, my vote is for a return to the incredible and innovative tomb world of Soul Reaver.
Let’s conduct a little survey of our own. What do you think about the titles and the prospect of a new LoK offering?