25 years later, classic vampire game Blood Omen: Legacy Of Kain has been given a new lease of life as it returns to modern PCs via GOG.
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Originally released on PS1 in 1996 followed by PC in 1997, the game is a top-down action RPG in the vein of The Legend Of Zelda, only for a more mature audience, as players control Kain, a slain nobleman who is resurrected as a vampire to seek revenge against his murdered and find a cure for his vampiric state.
“Accentuated with cinema-quality voice-overs, dynamic lighting effects and more than 25 minutes of stunning full-motion-video footage, Legacy of Kain features an engrossing storyline that invites gamers to embark on a journey through an expansive world containing more than 100 hours of intense, blood-sucking, spell-casting gameplay,” reads the game description on GOG.
Sometimes you get what you wish for.
Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain is finally back after an eternity of midnights and 25 years!
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— GOG.COM (@GOGcom) September 29, 2021
Blood Omen: Legacy Of Kain is currently on sale with a 10 per cent discount, meaning fans can buy this classic for just £4.49 here.
The game was developed by Silicon Knights – the developer later behind GameCube cult horror game Eternal Darkness – and published by Crystal Dynamics, who held the rights to the series, although the relationship between the two companies deteriorated during the development of its sequel Legacy Of Kain: Soul Reaver.
Crystal Dynamics was later acquired by Eidos Interactive, who was then acquired by Square Enix, who is credited as the publisher for this re-release.
The Legacy Of Kain series was also known for being the career breakthrough for Uncharted creator Amy Hennig, who served as a design manager in Blood Omen, before becoming a writer and director on the subsequent entries, with the exception of Blood Omen 2, which was directed by Dead Space creator Glen Schofield.
Elsewhere, The Game Awards is set to return as a “full-scale” in-person event in December live from the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles.