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By Dave Tach on Feb 25, 2014 02.25.14
The closed beta for Nosgoth, developer Psyonix Studios' free-to-play multiplayer fighter set in the Legacy of Kain universe, will enter its closed beta this Thursday, Feb. 27, less than a week after its alpha ended. Design director Corey Davis revealed the news today in a short video. Press play above to hear the announcement and catch a glimpse of upcoming "classic" vampire skins designed by Daniel Cabuco, art lead for Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver, Crystal Dynamics' 1999 action game for Dreamcast, PlayStation 2 and Windows PC. "It's with great pleasure that I announce my involvement with Psyonix in creating these classic Soul Reaver clan skins," Cabuco wrote on Nosgoth's official blog. "They heard the fans and sought me out to ensure an authentic tie to the original series." Further...
By Samit Sarkar on Feb 21, 2014 02.21.14
Players who make in-game purchases in Nosgoth, the upcoming free-to-play multiplayer title set in the Legacy of Kain universe, won't be buying items that are better than free items, said publisher Square Enix in a blog post today. "Nosgoth is a free-to-play game — but it's not pay-to-win," said George Kelion, community manager at Square Enix London Studios, in a post on the game's website. "One of the key goals has been to create a fair experience that doesn't penalize players who don’t spend money in the game — as such Nosgoth doesn't include items, weapons or abilities that are inherently better." Square Enix refers to the items that players can buy as "sidegrades" as opposed to "upgrades." Kelion explained that the paid items will be better in some respects but worse in...
By Dave Tach on Feb 07, 2014 02.07.14
A video released today for Nosgoth shows more than 20 minutes of combat in developer Psyonix's upcoming free-to-play game set in the Legacy of Kain universe. Press play above to see rounds of Team Deathmatch on the game's Sommerdamm map as Nosgoth's director, Corey Davis, plays, explains and narrates. Stick around, and you'll get to see abilities, classes like the ranged human Hunter and the vampire Reaver, personalization options like skins and more from both sides of the battlefield. Announced last year, the team-based multiplayer game pits humans against vampires in arena battles. Nosgoth is currently in beta. Prospective players can sign up at the game's official site to participate.
By Alexa Ray Corriea on Jan 07, 2014 01.07.14
Square Enix is planning to invite more players into closed testing for its free-to-play multiplayer action title Nosgoth later this month, the company told Polygon. Currently Nosgoth is still in closed alpha as developers work to implement feedback from its current testing phase. Square Enix noted that they "expect to be ready to move on to the next stage of game development very soon" and plan to introduce new features and content with the second wave of testing. Additionally, the company plans to let more players into testing as Nosgoth moves from closed alpha into a closed beta phase. More invites will be sent out via email this month. "Unfortunately, we've had to limit the number of players during closed alpha to be able to test the game's network infrastructure, but this will...
By John Funk on Dec 18, 2013 12.18.13
A new gameplay trailer offers an alpha look at Nosgoth, the first entry in the Legacy of Kain franchise in over a decade. Unlike prior games in the series, Nosgoth revolves around asymmetric PvP multiplayer, pitting the ranged weaponry and devices of humanity against the close-range power and brutality of the vampires. Nosgoth will be coming to Windows PC as a free-to-play title. Players interested in participating in the upcoming closed beta test can sign up on the game's website.
By Emily Gera on Nov 06, 2013 11.06.13
Square Enix is making "strategic changes" to its digital entertainment business, which includes turning its North American studios into a hub for online games development, the company revealed in its recently released financial results slides. The company's domestic studios across Japan will begin focusing on the production of mobile games, while plans are underway to expand activity primarily in Asia. Square Enix hopes to transform "the fixed-price model" of online games "into variable earnings models" like the currently under-developent free-to-play title Nosgoth. The company is also planning on bringing sequels of popular franchises Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy Agito to mobile. The latest Final Fantasy Agito release is slated for this winter while Dragon Quest 10 will arrive on...
By Colin Campbell on Oct 21, 2013 10.21.13
The closed alpha for Square Enix and Psyonix's multiplayer action game Nosgoth has been extended to cover North America and Europe. The game, a battle between human and vampires, set in the Legacy of Kain dark fantasy world, was initially offered to closed alpha applicants in Scandinavia earlier this month. Each race in Nosgoth wields separate powers, with agility and strength favoring vampires and weaponry and tech favoring humans. Within the races, Nosgoth offers heavily customizable classes. Applications for the closed alpha are being registered now. Square Enix said today that at "the number of invitations are extremely limited."
By Dave Tach on Oct 14, 2013 10.14.13
The first round of invites for Nosgoth's alpha are in the mail, and players will be able to battle as early as next week, Psyonix and Square Enix announced today in a joint press release. Invites will arrive for those who registered in Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Norway and the Netherlands for the free-to-play online game set in the Legacy of Kain universe. Registration for Nosgoth's closed beta are open on the game's official website. "It remains our ambition to make Nosgoth available to everyone who wants to play it as soon as possible, and we will be announcing when we allow more users into Nosgoth in due course," the joint press release reads. Psyonix and Square Enix revealed the game earlier this year, and Nosgoth will pit humans against vampires in team-based multiplayer matches....
By Dave Tach on Sep 25, 2013 09.25.13
Square Enix released a trailer today for Nosgoth that reveals an upcoming free-to-play game from Psyonix set in the Legacy of Kain universe. The team-based multiplayer game will allow players to take on the role of humans (who specialize in ranged battle) or vampires (who like to get up close to kill). Prospective players can sign up for a closed beta at Nosgoth's official website and check out the trailer above to see the developers explain the human versus vampire battles. After references appeared in the Steam database, Square Enix community manager George Kelion teased the upcoming installment in the Legacy of Kain franchise earlier this year, saying it would be "on a different branch of the Blood Omen and Soul Reaver series."
By Jenna Pitcher on Aug 14, 2013 08.14.13
Along with details about upcoming multiplayer title Nosgoth, additional information on the canceled Legacy of Kain: Dead Sun game have been posted online by NeoGAF user Mama Robotnik, showcasing the game's upgrade system and opening sequence. Mama Robotnik located what appears to be four additional Legacy of Kain: Dead Sun concept videos on a portfolio site "listed under the Climax Games codename for the project while it was in development." The first video (posted below) shows the game's user interface and upgrades, including "morph kill" where body parts can morph into weapons; "wings," allowing players to glide; and "oil skin," where players become resistant to water. The second video runs through the game's opening menu systems and sequence. The third and fourth videos continue...