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Nosgoth is a free-to-play Legacy of Kain game

Wednesday, 25th September 2013 16:21 GMT By Dave Owen

Square-Enix has lifted the lid on Nosgoth, the long-rumoured new entry in the Legacy of Kain franchise. It’s a free-to-play competitive multiplayer game for PC. Have a look after the break for the announcement trailer.

Nosgoth offers team-based humans vs. vampire action, played from a third-person perspective. Humans use weaponry and specialised equipment, while vampires boast supernatural abilities, and are dangerous in close combat. They have sharp teeth, you know.

Nosgoth is developed by Psyonix, and will be released on PC by way of Steam.

“At Psyonix, we’re passionate about team-based multiplayer games,” reads a statement on the Nosgoth blog. “When Square Enix approached us to help create Nosgoth, we were excited to use our experience working on titles like Bulletstorm, Gears of War, Mass Effect 3, and Unreal Tournament 2004 to deliver something unique in the multiplayer genre.

“We made the decision to go to free-to-play to break down barriers and let as many players into the game as possible. One of the key goals has been to create a fair experience that doesn’t penalise players who don’t spend money in the game, as such Nosgoth doesn’t include items, weapons or abilities that are inherently better (aka supremacy goods).”

You can sign on for the closed beta on the official Nosgoth website.

Thanks, Eurogamer.

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  1. locus2k1

    Woop for Legacy of Kain’s return!

    D’oh its a F2P MP… I mean, it could be a great MP game but I would have really liked a story driven SP game :)

    #1 10 months ago
  2. Phoenixblight

    Yeah sorry. I rather not and remember what Legacy of Kain series was before this.

    #2 10 months ago
  3. Logion

    I suppose this is the best we can get since from what I have heard Crystal Dynamics are busy working on other IP’s. Maybe we will see a real sequel someday.

    #3 10 months ago
  4. Hunam

    This is as pointless as Shadowrun on the 360.

    What are they thinking?

    #4 10 months ago
  5. fearmonkey

    It looks interesting, not what I expected, but could be alot of fun. I love fantasy based multiplayer.

    #5 10 months ago
  6. Mike W

    What is wrong with these developers trying to turn single player driven titles into freaking multiplayer games?

    #6 10 months ago
  7. YoungZer0

    I can’t believe this is Happening. This is going to Flop and we will never see the Franchise again.

    #7 10 months ago
  8. Gekidami

    Ha ha, oh wow. Who ever thought this was a good idea?

    #8 10 months ago
  9. salarta

    At least it’s not Crystal Dynamics.

    #9 10 months ago
  10. Pitts

    This looks AWESOME.

    Sure the past games were cool… But we finally get some much needed MP. And if it’s F2P, all the better! It’s a real mark of ingenuity that they can revive a dying franchise with refreshing new gameplay.

    About time, I’d say!

    #10 10 months ago
  11. MinoDan

    Wow, is this a freakin joke?! One of the best written franchises in the history of videogaming is turned into a pointless mulitplayer mess?! Can’t wait to hear Amy Hennigs reaction to this! Shame on you Square Enix! SHAME ON YOU!

    #11 10 months ago
  12. yeoung

    Vampire gameplay looks pretty kickass, interesting powers. Would have been awesome if it had a coop campaign. Making it a F2P MP game seems a little risky though.

    #12 10 months ago
  13. Moonwalker1982

    All i wanted was a full fledged new LoK game for next-gen….

    #13 10 months ago
  14. absolutezero

    What the fuck are Eidos doing lately, Thi4f, Hitman, Kane and fucking Lynch.

    Its a good thing they actually made Tomb Raider (acquired taste) and Human Revolution.

    #14 10 months ago
  15. MrWaffles

    Lookin’ badass. 10/10, would play.

    #15 10 months ago
  16. TheWulf

    See how it goes, I suppose. I’m not really a fan of these games at all, but I can appreciate what they are. It’s a nice franchise for those who play them.

    Still… I can’t help but wish they’d do another Soul Reaver game, because those games were simply wonderful. They represented the oddness and colourfulness of gaming past. And 2 was utterly barmy, off its head it was. It’s a shame that that’s not happening, but hey, mainstream games are products these days and only apply to the homogeneous, realism loving masses.

    I mean, honestly, could you imagine trying to sell a Soul Reaver game to said masses? What we need is someone buying the license and doing a Kickstarter project for it.

    #16 10 months ago
  17. Clupula

    Okay, you’re setting it after the first Legacy of Kain game, but the Razielim wouldn’t even exist yet, as Kain didn’t get his lieutenants until after humanity had already lost the war. Not to mention, we’ve never seen the Razielim before, because Kain killed all of them after Raziel grew his wings. I doubt his clan even had a chance to grow wings of their own.

    And if you set it after Soul Reaver, the war had already been won by the vampires long, long ago.

    Not to mention, this is the Legacy of Kain game no one wants. A third person, team-based shooter from an action-RPG/adventure series. That worked so well for Front Mission.

    #17 10 months ago
  18. Clupula

    @16 – And you can still very much sell a Legacy of Kain game to the masses. In 1997, I bet you people would have said the same thing about a Final Fantasy title, yet the proper advertising drew people in and made FFVII the first legit Western hit of the franchise, whereas before Final Fantasy was such a niche title that only 3 of their previous 6 games even made it here.

    #18 10 months ago