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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.

ProfileEdit

ProfileEdit

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]

ContentsEdit

Wiki-Icon-SR2Soul Reaver 2Edit

StoryEdit

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

History of NosgothEdit

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 TimelineEdit

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 ChronicleEdit

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-SR1SR1 Opening MovieEdit

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: StoryEdit
  • Historical Timeline
  • SR2 Dark Chronicle: The Heart of Darkness
  • SR2 Dark Chronicle: The Vampire Vorador
  • SR2 Dark Chronicle: The Elder's Warning
  • SR2 Dark Chronicle: Time Streaming
  • SR2 Dark Chronicle: Moebius's Martyred Spirit
  • SR2 Dark Chronicle: Ariel's Lament
  • SR2 Dark Chronicle: Raziel Defies the Elder
  • SR2 Dark Chronicle: The Death of Janos Audron
  • SR2 Dark Chronicle: The Final Transgression
  • SR2 Dark Chronicle: Cornered in the Stronghold
  • SR2 Dark Chronicle: Vengeance
  • SR2 Dark Chronicle: Renunciation
File:Soul Reaver - Opening - Intro
 

ProductionEdit

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

Character ArtEdit

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 ArtEdit
 
Environment ArtEdit

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 ArtEdit
 
Cinematic StillsEdit

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 StillsEdit
  • 3-The Heart of Darkness
  • 7-The Elder's Warning
  • 16-The Final Transgression
 
MusicEdit

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 TeamEdit

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

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

Soul Reaver 2 credits

  • Soul Reaver 2 Team
  • Crystal Dynamics
 

Voice TalentEdit

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

The CastEdit

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 SessionsEdit

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]:

OuttakesEdit

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

Photo GalleryEdit

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 TalentEdit
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 MovieEdit

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

StoryboardsEdit

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

StillsEdit

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

Final MovieEdit

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 MovieEdit
File:Soul Reaver 2 Opening Cutscene

Promotional MaterialsEdit

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

ConceptsEdit

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

Rendered ArtEdit

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

Gallery: Promotional MaterialsEdit

Wiki-Icon-DEFLegacy of Kain: DefianceEdit

SR1 Opening Movie*Edit

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

SR2 Opening Movie*Edit

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

Gallery: Opening MoviesEdit
File:Soul Reaver - Opening - Intro
File:Soul Reaver 2 Opening Cutscene

Kain's Arcane tomesEdit

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 tomesEdit

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 TomesEdit

The Making of Legacy of Kain: DefianceEdit

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

CharactersEdit

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

ConceptsEdit

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: ConceptsEdit
3D RendersEdit

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 RendersEdit
EnvironmentsEdit

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

ConceptsEdit

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

Gallery: Environments/ConceptsEdit
3D Renders*Edit

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 RendersEdit
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 TeamEdit

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

The TeamEdit

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

CreditsEdit

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 TeamEdit
  • The Team
Legacy Of Kain - Defiance - Credits (upscale HD 1080p)

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

Credits

Voice Sessions*Edit

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

Scenes*Edit

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/ScenesEdit
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

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/OuttakesEdit
File:Legacy of Kain Defiance Outtakes4
File:Legacy of Kain Defiance Outtakes3
Outtakes 2

Outtakes 2

Hylden Outtakes

File:Legacy of Kain Defiance Outtakes1
Outtakes 4

Outtakes 4

Janos and Raziel Outtakes

File:Legacy of Kain Defiance Outtakes2
Voice TalentEdit

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

CastEdit

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/CastEdit

NotesEdit

  • 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]

See alsoEdit

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