By Operation Rainfall Contributor / September 25th, 2013
Square Enix has officially announced Nosgoth, the latest (albeit non-standard) entry in the Legacy of Kain series for PC. The upcoming game is named after the series’ setting and focuses on the war between humans and vampires, which is central to the series’ plot. Nosgoth will explore an entirely new era that was untouched by the previous games.
Unlike the other games in the series, Nosgoth is not a single-player action-adventure title. Instead, it is a competitive, team-based, free-to-play multiplayer game. This means that you will join the war as either a human or a vampire and must work with your faction to take out your enemy. Both sides have very different fighting styles. While humans will use ranged weaponry and advanced equipment, vampires will fight using melee abilities and supernatural powers. Both sides feature different classes and different unlockables, including weapons, perks, and abilities. As a vampire, you can be a Reaver, a Tyrant, or a Sentinel. As a human, you can choose between a Scout, an Alchemist, or a Hunter.
Although the game will be free-to-play, Square Enix assures us in the FAQ that it will not be a ‘pay-to-win’ title, and that their goal has been to create a fair experience which does not penalize players who don’t spend money on the game. The FAQ also mentions that while having experience with previous Legacy of Kain games may enhance a player’s experience, it is not necessary to enjoy Nosgoth, as the game will tell its own independent story.
In the end, this is likely not the next entry in the series that most Legacy of Kain fans were looking for. However, it does promise to show players a new and interesting era in the series’ history. And hey, it’s free. If you’re interested, be sure to check out the trailer below, or hop over to the game’s website to register for the closed beta.
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