Four years after Square Enix formally pulled the plug on the fledging project, Climax Studios has cast light on its canned Legacy of Kain game.
Early on in development, the English developer claimed that the property would be like “if HBO done Zelda” in terms of Climax’s vision to marry a gritty world with the fantastical elements of the Kain series.
Speaking to Eurogamer, one source close to the project noted that, “from the very beginning Square said it had to be super gritty modern, while still staying within the remit of this world.”
Bearing the codename “Black Cloth” at the time, another source goes on to reveal that the end product may not have pleased long-time Legacy of Kain fans.
“It wasn’t for them. They’re a very niche audience, really. [It was more] can we persuade people who play Call of Duty now to play a Legacy of Kain game? Which is harder. We want to see him more violent. We want to see him covered in blood. That was the feedback we got. Ergo, that’s what happened.”
In tandem with the report, Eurogamer also relayed leaked gameplay showcasing Legacy of Kain: Dead Sun in motion.
Climax’s doomed Legacy of Kain also made our list of cancelled PS4 games that we’re still coming to terms with.