A new 32 minute video
(NSFW) shows off gameplay footage said to be from Legacy of Kain: Dead Sun
a cancelled installment in the Legacy of Kain series (thanks
explains video and what else is known about this, described as the result of
"years of research and connecting to sources," and an update notes
purportedly from one of the game's developers. Here's a bit that
provides a nice overview:
The video contains some of the opening story
sequences, exploration, combat and an array of gameplay mechanics from Legacy of
Kain: Dead Sun. The game was cancelled by Square Enix in 2012 after three years
of development at Climax Studios, with Crystal Dynamics acting in an advisory
role. The game was not projected to meet Square Enix sales projections, and was
scrapped, to the enormous disappointment of staff who had dedicated a lot of
work to the project. One source recalled that staff came in at weekends to
continue working on the game, while higher ups already knew it was cancelled.
The game had included a multiplayer component, an online asymmetrical deathmatch
mode completely disconnected to the story and era of the single-player campaign.
This was the only part of the project to survive the cancellation, and has now
been heavily expanded upon and released as Nosgoth.