A new Legacy of Kain game is looking likely after Embracer Group received 100,000 responses to its recent survey asking fans if they wanted more from the franchise.
In its second quarter financial results, Embracer Group said it was overwhelmed with the number of responses to the survey it released in October and responded plainly: “We hear you loudly and clearly”.
Phil Rogers, CEO of Embracer’s 12th operative group that encompasses Legacy of Kain creator Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Interactive, said: “We wanted to gain a community perspective on what players are looking for should we revisit the land of Nosgoth and, of course, our iconic IP Legacy of Kain.”
He continued: “In the post we’ve found that surveys typically get between [1,000] and 3,000 responses, but when we asked folk about Legacy of Kain we received over 100,000 responses, and 73,000 gamers completed it entirely.
“We saw the news of our survey shared across social and press platforms and really felt this was a great way to reignite this passionate fan community with this legendary PC console game series. Rest assured, we hear you loudly and clearly and will continue to update you on the ‘What if?’ possibilities ahead for Legacy of Kain in the future.”
Embracer Group had made clear its plans previously to explore its developers’ back catalogues, announcing in May that it sees “great potential” in making sequels, remakes, remasters, and spin-offs from dormant franchises. Legacy of Kain certainly fits the bill, with 2003’s Legacy of Kain: Defiance being the most recent entry in the franchise.
Legacy of Kain is a series of action-adventure games focusing on vampires living in the grim fantasy world of Nosgoth. They were notable for their high quality writing and puzzle solving alongside action, winning many fans along the way. Uncharted creator Amy Hennig directed several of the games in her time at Crystal Dynamics.
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Source: IGN Video Games All