January 23, 1999 prototype of Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver


Development[edit | edit source]

This is the earliest available build of Soul Reaver and due to this, it's a lot more prone to crashing than others. Its debug menu can only be activated by pressing square and circle, clicking L3 has not yet been implemented yet.

There are several rooms which are missing in this build, including the Cistern and Turel´s audience chamber which do not seem to have been inserted at the time. While the Retreat areas are listed in the debug menu, those are actually not present either in the bigfile and cannot be loaded. One of the major changes in comparison to the other builds is the wide tunnel coming from Aluka 1 (the area with the ship). The tunnel there is not a dead end but a possible alternate entrance or an exit for the Drowned Abbey. This has been walled off in the other builds. Some items are placed incorrectly such as the drawbridge in Silenced Cathedral, as it is twisted at an angle. Most warp gates also have placeholder textures and some areas as well (notably the southern entrance to the Sanctuary of the Clans). Some objects are also different. The soul well in the Underworld has a two-level raised design, unlike the flatter design chosen in the later builds and retail version.


Locations[edit | edit source]

Annotated map (Material)

Map (Material)

Annotated map (Spectral)

Map (Spectral)

  • The Undercity
  • Turel's Clan Territory
    • The Smokestack
  • Kain's Mountain Retreat (debug menu entry only, can´t be loaded)
  • The Spirit Glyph Altar
  • The Sound Forge
  • The Spirit Forge
  • The Stone Forge
  • The Sunlight Forge
  • The Water Forge

Walkthrough[edit | edit source]

  • Vampire Scourge
  • Underworld
  • Raziel's Clan Territory
  • Necropolis
  • Force Glyph
  • Soul Reaver
  • The Silenced Cathedral
  • Zephon
  • Tomb Of Sarafan
  • The Drowned Abbey
  • Rahab
  • City Life And Death
  • Ruined City of the Dumahim
  • Dumah
  • Oracle's Cave
  • Showdown With Kain

Terms[edit | edit source]

  • Turelim eggs

Items[edit | edit source]

  • The Spectral Reaver
  • The Material Reaver
  • The Sunlight Reaver
  • The Water Reaver
  • The Stone Reaver
  • The Fire Reaver
  • The Spirit Reaver
  • The Sound Reaver

Abilities[edit | edit source]

  • The Sunlight Glyph
  • The Water Glyph
  • The Fire Glyph
  • The Stone Glyph
  • The Spirit Glyph
  • The Force Glyph
  • The Sound Glyph
  • The Shift Glyph

Enemies[edit | edit source]

  • Adult Dumahim

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]

<LOST WORLDS LINK, OTHER COVERAGE HERE>

References[edit | edit source]

Browse[edit | edit source]

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