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Baziel Baziel 12 May 2020

Soul Reaver Alpha and extensive cut content updates

It's time once again for a mystery bombshell to drop from the heavens and blow open the Legacy of Kain Fandom. In the same vein as our previous expose on the Blood Omen alpha and Soul Reaver movie room updates from last year, this promises to be the single largest outpouring of cut content in the series history. As Ben Lincoln of The Lost Worlds once eloquently put it: “Every great story is pared down from a larger concept. The reasons vary, but the result is the same - a catalogue of the things that might have been.”

Infamously Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver had its final third cut as time pressures meant swathes of content was left on the cutting room floor – believed to be lost forever. For years a group of fans have been striving to recover and illuminate as much as we can about those darkened and long forgotten corners. Now the time has come for us to unveil our biggest find - the holy grail of cut Legacy of Kain cut content. In partnership with Aesir Hod, Kevin Chatmajo, The Lost Worl…

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The Female Vampire as she appears in Soul Reaver 2

The Female Vampire - also known by her code "bvampf" or fan nickname "Betty" - was a minor cut character originally planned to have featured in Soul Reaver 2 where she would have met and shown distrust of Raziel before being murdered by vampire hunters close to the Pillars. The cutscene featuring her was removed and she is never mentioned or referenced ingame, rendering her status in the Legacy of Kain continuity dubious. Nevertheless the scenes featuring her do exist in the Soul Reaver 2 beta and her model can be found even in the retail game.

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The Hylden Gate building as it appears in Blood Omen 2

The entrance to the Hylden Gate building within the Hylden City as it appears in Blood Omen 2. The Hylden Gate was an important part of the Hylden Lord's plan to retake Nosgoth and provided a physical passage between the Demon Realm and the Material Realm, allowing the Hylden to cross back and reinhabit the world at large. After his Possession of Janos Audron, the Hylden Lord would subsequently use Janos to open the Hylden Gate and reinhabited the ancient Hylden City as a base to reconquer Nosgoth.

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