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Bonus Materials were a set of materials from the development of Soul Reaver 2 and Legacy of Kain: Defiance that were partially unlocked through play and fully awarded to players upon completion of the appropriate game. Bonus materials comprised of a number of images, audio excerpts and videos related to the development of the series as a whole, providing a backdrop to the conception and implementation of the Legacy of Kain series.

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Profile[edit | edit source]

Role[edit | edit source]

Bonus Materials were viewed from a special section which appeared in the title menu. The bonus material images include concept art, texture models, renders, scripts, cutscene stills, videos and other development related materials. Some parts of bonus materials could be partially unlocked as players played through the game but the full set were only awarded upon the completion of the game or code entry.[SR2][DEF]

Bonus Materials were first available in Soul Reaver 2 where console versions contained a cheat code to access the bonus items in the title menu. After completion of the game the code to access the full bonus materials was presented to players, although materials would be unlocked by completion of the game.[SR2]

Bonus materials returned in Legacy of Kain: Defiance, here some materials relating to previous entries in the series could be unlocked by collecting the Arcane tomes as players progressed through the game. Upon game completion, the third section "The Making of Legacy of Kain: Defiance" was fully unlocked containing materials from the development of Defiance itself.[DEF]

Contents[edit | edit source]

Wiki-Icon-SR2.pngSoul Reaver 2[edit | edit source]

Story[edit | edit source]

A section covering the lore and history of the series.[SR2]

History of Nosgoth[edit | edit source]

A sub-section of 'Story' which contained several screens summarising the backstory.[SR2] The story was identical to the one presented in Soul Reaver 2 manuals and the Prima Guide; which were themselves expansions from those presented in the same materials from Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver.[SR2][1][2][SR1][3][4][5]

Historical Timeline[edit | edit source]

A sub-section of 'Story' containing several images detailing the only official timeline released thus far. The timeline ties together the events of Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain and Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver and roughly allocates a time-frame for both Soul Reaver 2 and Blood Omen 2, though it does not go into details.[SR2]

Dark Chronicle[edit | edit source]

A sub-section of 'Story' containing scripts for the major events of the game, divided into 21 of the most relevant plot-related cutscenes, as summarized in the Dark Chronicle[SR2]:

Icon-SR1.pngSR1 Opening Movie[edit | edit source]

A sub-section of 'Story' containing the full GlyphX video opening to Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver.[SR2][SR1][SR1-C1]

Gallery: Story[edit | edit source]

Production[edit | edit source]

A section covering the development of the game itself and its artistic vision from concept to final release.[SR2]

Character Art[edit | edit source]

A sub-section of 'Production' covering initial artwork to the final design of some of the major characters in Soul Reaver 2, along with prominent enemy designs. Some material is from Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver development. The section is divided into entries for the following characters[SR2]:

Gallery: Production Materials/Character Art[edit | edit source]
 
Environment Art[edit | edit source]

A sub-section of 'Production' containing artwork relating to the design of major locations visited in Soul Reaver 2. The section is divided into entries for the following locations[SR2]:

Gallery: Production/Environment Art[edit | edit source]
Cinematic Stills[edit | edit source]

A sub-section of 'Production' containing still images from the major events of the game, divided into 21 of the most relevant plot-related cutscenes, as summarized in the Dark Chronicle[SR2]:

Gallery: Production/Cinematic Stills[edit | edit source]
Music[edit | edit source]

A sub-section of 'Production' containing musical audio tracks used in Soul Reaver 2 and its predecessor Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver. The section is divided into entries for the following tracks[SR2][SR1]:

The Team[edit | edit source]

A sub-section of 'Production' containing miscellaneous information about the development team including a video of the full set of credits, still images of the Soul Reaver 2 and wider Crystal Dynamics development team, as well as some of the 'special thanks' credits from the Soul Reaver 2 team. The section is divided into the following entries[SR2]:

Gallery: Production/Team[edit | edit source]

Voice Talent[edit | edit source]

A section covering the cast and recording sessions of Soul Reaver 2.[SR2]

The Cast[edit | edit source]

A sub-section of 'Voice Talent' containing still photos of the cast along with a brief summary of their respective careers[SR2]:

Voice Sessions[edit | edit source]

A sub-section of 'Voice Talent' containing videos of the dialogue recording sessions with the cast, matched with their respective scenes in the finished game. The section is divided into the following videos[SR2]:

Outtakes[edit | edit source]

A sub-section of 'Voice Talent' containing videos of various outtakes from the dialogue recording sessions with the cast.[SR2]

Photo Gallery[edit | edit source]

A sub-section of 'Voice Talent' containing a selection of photos of the cast from during the development of Soul Reaver 2.[SR2]

Gallery: Voice Talent[edit | edit source]

Opening Movie[edit | edit source]

A section of materials covering the GlyphX Soul Reaver 2 Prologue opening movie.[SR2][SR2-C0]

Storyboards[edit | edit source]

A sub-section of 'Opening Movie' containing images of the initial storyboards of the opening movie.[SR2][SR2-C0]

Stills[edit | edit source]

A sub-section of 'Opening Movie' containing still images from the final version of the movie.[SR2][SR2-C0]

Final Movie[edit | edit source]

A sub-section of 'Opening Movie' containing the video of the opening movie as featured at the beginning of the game.[SR2][SR2-C0]

Gallery: Opening Movie[edit | edit source]

Promotional Materials[edit | edit source]

A section containing the development process of various promotional images for Soul Reaver 2.[SR2]

Concepts[edit | edit source]

A sub-section of 'Promotional Materials' containing the original concept art for the promotional images.[SR2]

Rendered Art[edit | edit source]

A sub-section of 'Promotional Materials' containing the final rendered art used in promotional materials.[SR2]

Gallery: Promotional Materials[edit | edit source]

Icon-Defiance.pngLegacy of Kain: Defiance[edit | edit source]

SR1 Opening Movie*[edit | edit source]

A recap of the GlyphX opening movie of Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver.[DEF][SR1][SR1-C1]

SR2 Opening Movie*[edit | edit source]

A recap of the GlyphX opening movie of Soul Reaver 2.[DEF][SR2][SR2-C0]

Gallery: Opening Movies[edit | edit source]

Kain's Arcane tomes[edit | edit source]

A section covering developmental images related to Kain from previous titles. These may be unlocked by collecting the Arcane tomes found in the game. Divided into sections unlocked by collecting the various tomes[DEF][BO1][SR1][SR2]:

  • Arcane Tome 1
  • Arcane Tome 2
  • Arcane Tome 3
  • Arcane Tome 4
  • Arcane Tome 5
  • Arcane Tome 6
  • Arcane Tome 7
  • Arcane Tome 8
  • Arcane Tome 9
  • Arcane Tome 10

Raziel's Arcane tomes[edit | edit source]

A section covering developmental images related to Raziel and other characters from previous titles. These may be unlocked by collecting the Arcane tomes found in the game. Divided into sections unlocked by collecting the various tomes[DEF][BO1][SR1][SR2]:

  • Arcane Tome 1
  • Arcane Tome 2
  • Arcane Tome 3
  • Arcane Tome 4
  • Arcane Tome 5
  • Arcane Tome 6
  • Arcane Tome 7
  • Arcane Tome 8
  • Arcane Tome 9
  • Arcane Tome 10
Gallery: Arcane Tomes[edit | edit source]