|Legacy of Kain: Dead Sun character|
Gein/Asher as he was to appear in Legacy of Kain: Dead Sun.
|Introduced in||• N/A (cancelled game) –|
Legacy of Kain: Dead Sun
|Race||• Vampire: Saradin|
• Hybrid: Saradin vampire with human soul
|Birth era||• Possibly the Soul Reaver era|
|Native realm||• Material Realm|
Gein was a character slated to appear in Legacy of Kain: Dead Sun, a cancelled prospective sixth game in the Legacy of Kain series. He, alongside the human, Asher, was intended to act as the protagonist of the title. Gein was a Saradin vampire, and his body would become host to Asher's soul in an accidental phenomenon. He and Asher would collaboratively explore a mystery revolving around the Elder God.
Background[edit | edit source]
Following the February 2013 discovery that Square Enix Europe had registered rights to the domain name "warfornosgoth.com", the Official Xbox Magazine's Edwin Evans-Thirlwell publicized a storyboard drawn by Passion Pictures artist Richard Buxton. Evans-Thirlwell noted it featured "some highly Kain-ish art", and a prominent vampire character, but Buxton declined to confirm its connection to the series.
In 2013, Legacy of Kain fan Divine Shadow made contact with Climax Studios personnel, who revealed that they had worked on an unannounced title, Legacy of Kain: Dead Sun, from 2009 to 2012. Among other topics, the anonymous staff members discussed the project's story concept and its protagonist. According to them, Square Enix Europe had issued the mandate that the new game "must feature a new main character with a story distant to the original series". The characters of Gein and Asher were subsequently conceived.
Divine Shadow approximated Climax Studios' intended story arc for the characters as follows:
The developers confirmed to Divine Shadow that Buxton's storyboard depicted Gein/Asher – it "was for a CG trailer that was never made" – and contributed additional images from Legacy of Kain: Dark Sun, depicting Gein/Asher in and out of combat.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- Legacy of Kain: Dead Sun (cancelled)
See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- New Legacy of Kain project revealed - possible artwork spotted in portfolio at the Official Xbox Magazine (by Edwin Evans-Thirlwell)
- The 10 Cancelled Legacy of Kains (Mama Robotnik Research Thread) at NeoGAF (by Mama Robotnik)