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Baziel Baziel 12 May

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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