The Soul Reaver 2 bonus materials menu

Bonus Materials were a set of materials from the development of Soul Reaver 2 and Legacy of Kain: Defiance that were partially unlocked through play and fully awarded to players upon completion of the appropriate game. Bonus materials comprised of a number of images, audio excerpts and videos related to the development of the series as a whole, providing a backdrop to the conception and implementation of the Legacy of Kain series.

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Profile[edit | edit source]

Profile[edit | edit source]

Bonus Materials were viewed from a special section which appeared in the title menu. The bonus material images include concept art, texture models, renders, scripts, cutscene stills, videos and other development related materials. Some parts of bonus materials could be partially unlocked as players played through the game but the full set were only awarded upon the completion of the game or code entry.[Soul Reaver 2][Defiance]

Bonus Materials were first available in Soul Reaver 2 where console versions contained a cheat code to access the bonus items in the title menu. After completion of the game the code to access the full bonus materials was presented to players, although materials would be unlocked by completion of the game.[Soul Reaver 2]

Bonus materials returned in Legacy of Kain: Defiance, here some materials relating to previous entries in the series could be unlocked by collecting the Arcane tomes as players progressed through the game. Upon game completion, the third section "The Making of Legacy of Kain: Defiance" was fully unlocked containing materials from the development of Defiance itself.[Defiance]

Contents[edit | edit source]

Wiki-Icon-SR2.pngSoul Reaver 2[edit | edit source]

Story[edit | edit source]

A section covering the lore and history of the series.[Soul Reaver 2]

History of Nosgoth[edit | edit source]

A sub-section of 'Story' which contained several screens summarising the backstory.[Soul Reaver 2] The story was identical to the one presented in Soul Reaver 2 manuals and the Prima Guide; which were themselves expansions from those presented in the same materials from Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver.[Soul Reaver 2][Soul Reaver 2 manual][Soul Reaver 2 strategy guide (Prima)][Soul Reaver][Soul Reaver manual (US)][Soul Reaver manual (UK)][Soul Reaver strategy guide (Prima)]

Historical Timeline[edit | edit source]

A sub-section of 'Story' containing several images detailing the only official timeline released thus far. The timeline ties together the events of Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain and Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver and roughly allocates a time-frame for both Soul Reaver 2 and Blood Omen 2, though it does not go into details.[Soul Reaver 2]

Dark Chronicle[edit | edit source]

A sub-section of 'Story' containing scripts for the major events of the game, divided into 21 of the most relevant plot-related cutscenes, as summarized in the Dark Chronicle[Soul Reaver 2]:

Wiki-Icon-SR1.pngSR1 Opening Movie[edit | edit source]

A sub-section of 'Story' containing the full GlyphX video opening to Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver.[Soul Reaver 2][Soul Reaver][Soul Reaver/1]

Gallery: Story[edit | edit source]
File:Soul Reaver - Opening - Intro

'Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver' Opening Movie

 

Production[edit | edit source]

A section covering the development of the game itself and its artistic vision from concept to final release.[Soul Reaver 2]

Character Art[edit | edit source]

A sub-section of 'Production' covering initial artwork to the final design of some of the major characters in Soul Reaver 2, along with prominent enemy designs. Some material is from Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver development. The section is divided into entries for the following characters[Soul Reaver 2]:

Gallery: Production Materials/Character Art[edit | edit source]
 
Environment Art[edit | edit source]

A sub-section of 'Production' containing artwork relating to the design of major locations visited in Soul Reaver 2. The section is divided into entries for the following locations[Soul Reaver 2]:

Gallery: Production/Environment Art[edit | edit source]
 
Cinematic Stills[edit | edit source]

A sub-section of 'Production' containing still images from the major events of the game, divided into 21 of the most relevant plot-related cutscenes, as summarized in the Dark Chronicle[Soul Reaver 2]:

Gallery: Production/Cinematic Stills[edit | edit source]
 
Music[edit | edit source]

A sub-section of 'Production' containing musical audio tracks used in Soul Reaver 2 and its predecessor Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver. The section is divided into entries for the following tracks[Soul Reaver 2][Soul Reaver]:

The Team[edit | edit source]

A sub-section of 'Production' containing miscellaneous information about the development team including a video of the full set of credits, still images of the Soul Reaver 2 and wider Crystal Dynamics development team, as well as some of the 'special thanks' credits from the Soul Reaver 2 team. The section is divided into the following entries[Soul Reaver 2]:

Gallery: Production/Team[edit | edit source]
Legacy_Of_Kain_-_Soul_Reaver_2_-_Credits_(upscale_HD_1080p)

Legacy Of Kain - Soul Reaver 2 - Credits (upscale HD 1080p)

Soul Reaver 2 credits

 

Voice Talent[edit | edit source]

A section covering the cast and recording sessions of Soul Reaver 2.[Soul Reaver 2]

The Cast[edit | edit source]

A sub-section of 'Voice Talent' containing still photos of the cast along with a brief summary of their respective careers[Soul Reaver 2]:

Voice Sessions[edit | edit source]

A sub-section of 'Voice Talent' containing videos of the dialogue recording sessions with the cast, matched with their respective scenes in the finished game. The section is divided into the following videos[Soul Reaver 2]:

Outtakes[edit | edit source]

A sub-section of 'Voice Talent' containing videos of various outtakes from the dialogue recording sessions with the cast.[Soul Reaver 2]

Photo Gallery[edit | edit source]

A sub-section of 'Voice Talent' containing a selection of photos of the cast from during the development of Soul Reaver 2.[Soul Reaver 2]

Gallery: Voice Talent[edit | edit source]
Soul_Reaver_2_voice_sessions_-_Prologue

Soul Reaver 2 voice sessions - Prologue

Voice Sessions-Prologue

Soul_Reaver_2_voice_sessions_-_Time_Streaming

Soul Reaver 2 voice sessions - Time Streaming

Voice Sessions-Time Streaming

Soul_Reaver_2_voice_sessions_-_Raziel_Defies_The_Elder

Soul Reaver 2 voice sessions - Raziel Defies The Elder

Voice Sessions-Raziel Defies the Elder

Soul_Reaver_2_voice_sessions_The_Vampire_Vorador

Soul Reaver 2 voice sessions The Vampire Vorador

Voice Sessions-The Vampire Vorador

Soul_Reaver_2_voice_sessions_-_The_Tenth_Guardian

Soul Reaver 2 voice sessions - The Tenth Guardian

Voice Sessions-The Tenth Guardian

Soul_Reaver_2_voice_sessions_-_Kain_Montage

Soul Reaver 2 voice sessions - Kain Montage

Voice Sessions-Kain Montage

Soul_Reaver_2_voice_sessions_-_The_Outtakes

Soul Reaver 2 voice sessions - The Outtakes

Outtakes

Opening Movie[edit | edit source]

A section of materials covering the GlyphX Soul Reaver 2 Prologue opening movie.[Soul Reaver 2][Soul Reaver 2/Prologue]

Storyboards[edit | edit source]

A sub-section of 'Opening Movie' containing images of the initial storyboards of the opening movie.[Soul Reaver 2][Soul Reaver 2/Prologue]

Stills[edit | edit source]

A sub-section of 'Opening Movie' containing still images from the final version of the movie.[Soul Reaver 2][Soul Reaver 2/Prologue]

Final Movie[edit | edit source]

A sub-section of 'Opening Movie' containing the video of the opening movie as featured at the beginning of the game.[Soul Reaver 2][Soul Reaver 2/Prologue]

Gallery: Opening Movie[edit | edit source]
File:Soul Reaver 2 Opening Cutscene

Final Movie

Promotional Materials[edit | edit source]

A section containing the development process of various promotional images for Soul Reaver 2.[Soul Reaver 2]

Concepts[edit | edit source]

A sub-section of 'Promotional Materials' containing the original concept art for the promotional images.[Soul Reaver 2]

Rendered Art[edit | edit source]

A sub-section of 'Promotional Materials' containing the final rendered art used in promotional materials.[Soul Reaver 2]

Gallery: Promotional Materials[edit | edit source]

Wiki-Icon-DEF.pngLegacy of Kain: Defiance[edit | edit source]

SR1 Opening Movie*[edit | edit source]

A recap of the GlyphX opening movie of Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver.[Defiance][Soul Reaver][Soul Reaver/1]

SR2 Opening Movie*[edit | edit source]

A recap of the GlyphX opening movie of Soul Reaver 2.[Defiance][Soul Reaver 2][Soul Reaver 2/Prologue]

Gallery: Opening Movies[edit | edit source]
File:Soul Reaver - Opening - Intro

'Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver' Opening Movie

File:Soul Reaver 2 Opening Cutscene

'Soul Reaver 2' opening movie

Kain's Arcane tomes[edit | edit source]

A section covering developmental images related to Kain from previous titles. These may be unlocked by collecting the Arcane tomes found in the game. Divided into sections unlocked by collecting the various tomes[Defiance][Blood Omen][Soul Reaver][Soul Reaver 2]:

  • Arcane Tome 1
  • Arcane Tome 2
  • Arcane Tome 3
  • Arcane Tome 4
  • Arcane Tome 5
  • Arcane Tome 6
  • Arcane Tome 7
  • Arcane Tome 8
  • Arcane Tome 9
  • Arcane Tome 10

Raziel's Arcane tomes[edit | edit source]

A section covering developmental images related to Raziel and other characters from previous titles. These may be unlocked by collecting the Arcane tomes found in the game. Divided into sections unlocked by collecting the various tomes[Defiance][Blood Omen][Soul Reaver][Soul Reaver 2]:

  • Arcane Tome 1
  • Arcane Tome 2
  • Arcane Tome 3
  • Arcane Tome 4
  • Arcane Tome 5
  • Arcane Tome 6
  • Arcane Tome 7
  • Arcane Tome 8
  • Arcane Tome 9
  • Arcane Tome 10
Gallery: Arcane Tomes[edit | edit source]

The Making of Legacy of Kain: Defiance[edit | edit source]

A section covering the development of Legacy of Kain: Defiance.[Defiance]

Characters[edit | edit source]

A section covering developmental materials related to the characters and enemies featured in Legacy of Kain: Defiance.[Defiance]

Concepts[edit | edit source]

A sub-section of 'Characters' containing concept art of characters and enemies featured in Legacy of Kain: Defiance. Divided into the following sections[Defiance]:

  • Character Concepts
  • Enemy Concepts
Gallery: Concepts[edit | edit source]
3D Renders[edit | edit source]

A sub-section of 'Characters' containing final 3D renders of characters and enemies featured in Legacy of Kain: Defiance. Divided into the following sections[Defiance]:

  • Character Art
  • Enemy Art
Gallery: 3D Renders[edit | edit source]
Environments[edit | edit source]

A section covering the environments and locations featured in Legacy of Kain: Defiance. Each sub-section is divided into the following areas[Defiance]:

Concepts[edit | edit source]

A sub-section of 'Environments' covering the concept arts of environments and locations featured in Legacy of Kain: Defiance.[Defiance]

Gallery: Environments/Concepts[edit | edit source]
3D Renders*[edit | edit source]

A sub-section of 'Environments' covering the 3D renders of environments and locations featured in Legacy of Kain: Defiance. Presented as a series of fly-by videos depicting a transition from wireframe to complete environment.[Defiance]

Gallery: Environments/3D Renders[edit | edit source]
Defiance_-_3D_enviroment_render_-_Sarafan_Stronghold

Defiance - 3D enviroment render - Sarafan Stronghold

Sarafan Stronghold

Defiance_-_3D_enviroment_render_-_The_Underworld

Defiance - 3D enviroment render - The Underworld

Underworld

Defiance_-_3D_enviroment_render_-_The_Cemetary

Defiance - 3D enviroment render - The Cemetary

Cemetery

Defiance_-_3D_enviroment_render_-_The_Pillars

Defiance - 3D enviroment render - The Pillars

Pillars

Defiance_-_3D_enviroment_render_-_Vorador's_Mansion

Defiance - 3D enviroment render - Vorador's Mansion

Vorador's Mansion

Defiance_-_3D_enviroment_render_-_Vampire_Citadel_(Air_Forge)

Defiance - 3D enviroment render - Vampire Citadel (Air Forge)

Vampire Citadel

Defiance_-_3D_enviroment_render_-_Avernus_Cathedral

Defiance - 3D enviroment render - Avernus Cathedral

Avernus

Legacy of Kain: Defiance Team[edit | edit source]

A section covering the crew of Legacy of Kain: Defiance.[Defiance]

The Team[edit | edit source]

A sub-section of 'Legacy of Kain: Defiance Team' containing images of the Defiance development team.[Defiance]

Credits[edit | edit source]

A sub-section of 'Legacy of Kain: Defiance Team' containing a video of the final credits sequence of Legacy of Kain: Defiance.[Defiance]

Gallery: Legacy of Kain: Defiance Team[edit | edit source]
Legacy_Of_Kain_-_Defiance_-_Credits_(upscale_HD_1080p)

Legacy Of Kain - Defiance - Credits (upscale HD 1080p)

Credits

Voice Sessions*[edit | edit source]

A section covering the recording sessions of Legacy of Kain: Defiance with video of the cast performing the relevant scenes.[Defiance]

Scenes*[edit | edit source]

A sub-section of 'Voice Sessions' containing videos of the dialogue recording sessions with the cast, matched with their respective scenes in the finished game. The section is divided into the following videos:[Defiance]

Gallery: Voice Sessions/Scenes[edit | edit source]
Simon_Templeman

Simon Templeman

Prologue

Richard_Doyle_Moebius

Richard Doyle Moebius

Moebius gains the upper hand

Michael_Bell_2

Michael Bell 2

The vampire Vorador

Gregg_Berger_Turel

Gregg Berger Turel

Reunion

Michael_Bell_1

Michael Bell 1

Mortanius' redemption

Simon_Templeman_Michael_Bell

Simon Templeman Michael Bell

A deadly confrontation

Rene_Auberjonois_Janos_Aurdon

Rene Auberjonois Janos Aurdon

The pillars topple

Tony_Jay_Simon_Templeman_1

Tony Jay Simon Templeman 1

The fall of the ancient god

Outtakes*[edit | edit source]

A sub-section of 'Voice Sessions' containing videos of outtakes from the recording sessions of Legacy of Kain: Defiance. The section is divided into the following videos[Defiance]:

  • Miscellaneous Outtakes 1
  • Miscellaneous Outtakes 2
  • Hylden Outtakes
  • Kain and Raziel Outtakes
  • Janos and Raziel Outtakes
  • Kain and the Elder God Outtakes
Gallery: Voice Sessions/Outtakes[edit | edit source]
File:Legacy of Kain Defiance Outtakes4

Misc Outtakes 1

File:Legacy of Kain Defiance Outtakes3

Misc Outtakes 2

Outtakes_2

Outtakes 2

Hylden Outtakes

File:Legacy of Kain Defiance Outtakes1

Kain and Raziel Outtakes

Outtakes_4

Outtakes 4

Janos and Raziel Outtakes

File:Legacy of Kain Defiance Outtakes2

Kain and the Elder God Outtakes

Voice Talent[edit | edit source]

A section covering the cast of Legacy of Kain: Defiance.[Defiance]

Cast[edit | edit source]

A sub-section of 'Voice Talent' containing still photos of the cast along with a brief summary of their respective careers[Defiance]:

Gallery: Voice Talent/Cast[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Some bonus materials (those marked with '*' above) were removed from certain releases of Legacy of Kain: Defiance, presumably due to language and memory space issues.[Defiance]
  • Though unlocked by game completion, the contents of the Bonus materials could be accessed through the use of cheat codes in both titles. The known cheat codes to access bonus materials are as follows (most recent patches may be required for PC versions):
  • Upon completion of Soul Reaver 2, the code to unlock the bonus materials is presented to the player, even though the materials themselves will be unlocked at the same time. Soul Reaver 2: Prima's Official Strategy Guide also gives the cheat at the back of the book, directly after the walkthrough of the final encounter.[Soul Reaver 2 strategy guide (Prima)] Legacy of Kain: Defiance: Prima's Official Strategy Guide meanwhile does not include the codes themselves, instead including several samples of images from the bonus materials.[Defiance strategy guide]
  • In Defiance, the materials available through collection of Arcane tomes were fully awarded upon completion of the game, regardless of whether tomes had been collected or not.[Defiance]
  • In Soul Reaver 2 the Dark chronicle plot summaries are included within the bonus materials, whereas in Legacy of Kain: Defiance this feature is given its own discrete section of the menu and is not a sub-menu of bonus material, thus the plot-related details of Defiance are not displayed here and can instead be found on the Dark Chronicle (term) page.[Soul Reaver 2][Defiance]

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