> A very interesting rumor emerged yesterday, which wants the Bluepoint Games team currently working on a remake of Jak and Daxter and Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver .
The last, in particular, is the first chapter (or the second, if you consider Blood Omen as the true progenitor of the series) of the adventures set in the lands of Nosgoth, absent by too many years from the scenes (the last chapter is in fact Legacy of Kain: Defiance , released on PS2 and Xbox in 2004).
The game told the adventures of the outcast vampire Raziel and his revenge against the evil Kain , originally released on the first PlayStation on August 16, 1999 in the US.
Now, waiting to find out if Raziel will return or no in action, some sequences of the alpha version of Soul Reaver appeared on YouTube, thanks to which fans were able to admire unpublished material never seen before, excluded from the final version of the game.
Just below, the video in question:
In the video it is possible to see excerpts from the magazines of the time that show entire levels excluded from the title that arrived in the shops, including new play areas and a boss fight, the clash with Raziel’s brother called Turel.
The cut parts may have been excluded from the final game due to budget problems or more realistically to fall within the deadlines imposed by the publisher at the time (the title had already had several postponements).
However, it seems that some of the content cut by the first Soul Reaver were used precisely in Defiance, not making it completely in vain the work of the Crystal Dynamics developers.
The Legacy of Kain video game series has continued then on 128-bit consoles with Soul Reaver 2 , Blood Omen 2 and the aforementioned Defiance , for a total of five chapters. p>
We’ll see if Square Enix, the rights holder of the series (Crystal Dynamics is also currently working on Marvel’s Avengers ), will decide one day to bring one of the vampires back to life. famous – and loved – in the world of video games.