Nosgoth: F2P Multiplayer in Legacy of Kain Universe
We’ve heard whispers of a new Legacy of Kain game for years. Safe to say this is not what I expected.
Square Enix just unveiled a free-to-play, humans-versus-vampires, competitive melee/ranged multiplayer game set in the Legacy of Kain universe called Nosgoth. It’s in development at Psyonix (Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars), and registration is now open for the closed beta.
“We’re focused on developing a balanced ranged vs. melee experience that’s straightforward for newcomers while providing plenty of depth for veterans to master,” Psyonix states. ” We’re hoping that by enabling you to play for free, as many of you as possible will ultimately get to try out Nosgoth and come to enjoy this distinctive dynamic as much as we do.”
Here’s how Nosgoth looks in its current pre-alpha state:
Interesting. Visually, it reminds me of Forge, but the actual melee-versus-ranged gameplay looks very much like Primal Carnage. I had a blast with Primal Carnage, especially playing as a flying, snatching, and dropping Pteranodon. Unfortunately, the indie game was severely limited by its small budget. Hopefully Psyonix will nail that same intense gameplay but expand upon it with the backing of Square Enix.
Want to be among the first to join the fray? Register now for the Nosgoth closed beta. And stay tuned for additional details. The devs are set to take part in a live Nosgoth Q&A on Twitch on September 30 at 7 a.m. Pacific, 10 a.m. Eastern.