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Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain (1996)

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The fragile balance of Nosgoth is in danger. Disputes within the Circle of Nine, the guardians of the Pillars of Nosgoth, have caused strife across the land. Ariel, the Guardian of Balance,... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Simon Templeman ... Kain (voice)
Tony Jay ... Mortanius / William the Just / Dark Entity (voice)
Paul Lukather ... Vorador / Bane (voice)
Anna Gunn ... Ariel / Azimuth / DeJoule (voice)
Richard Doyle ... Moebius / Nupraptor / Anacrothe (voice)
Neil Ross ... Malek / Ottmar / Elzevir (voice)
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Storyline

The fragile balance of Nosgoth is in danger. Disputes within the Circle of Nine, the guardians of the Pillars of Nosgoth, have caused strife across the land. Ariel, the Guardian of Balance, has given a young vampire, Kain, the opportunity to save his own soul and free Nosgoth from its fate. Kain alone must face the other Guardians in order to heal the land and remove his vampiric curse. Written by J Hoffman

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Action | Fantasy | Horror

Certificate:

M | See all certifications »

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Canada | USA

Release Date:

5 April 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Pillars of Nosgoth See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Silicon Knights See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

In an earlier stage of development, the part where human Kain fights back unknown attackers and then gets murdered, was depicted by a CGI video (like the ones in the rest of the game). In this version, human Kain is blond, because they had not yet decided to give him black hair as a human. Later, that video was replaced with a playable version of the attack and murder of Kain, because it didn't turn out as well as they had intended. The video was never included in the released disc and got lost forever in the vaults of Silicon Knights, with only a few screenshots of it being released in some early promotional material of that time. See more »

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Kain: Time fades even legend, and the origin of the Soul Reaver has been lost long ago. But its purpose remains - to feed on the souls of any creature it strikes. Kindred, this blade and I.
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Followed by Soul Reaver 2 (2001) See more »

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God Dammit! the best game ever!
5 October 2003 | by SonicMozartSee all my reviews

The legacy of Kain Series is by far the best you can get! It is awesome!!! You just HAVE to play this game (Blood Omen). It's the very beginning of an excellent series. Worth buying it, I tell you. Although graphics are a little dated (the game is 2D), it does have direct3D lightning effects and such, and the game accomplishes giving each scenario its unique atmosphere. The great thing about this series is that there's a lot of background story, you'll be amazed. The story is compelling and you'll find yourself wanting to know more. Blood Omen is the game that started it all. Your best bet is to find it on ebay. You won't regret buying it.


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