Tomb Raider: GOL gets crossover characters

Crystal Dynamics confirms hitmen Kane and Lynch, vampires Raziel and Kain to be added to downloadable cooperative action game.

In August, Crystal Dynamics laid out three months' worth of add-on content plans for its downloadable action game Tomb Raider: Guardian of Light. Among the plans were a pair of add-ons featuring new playable characters from other Eidos-published games. While the developer didn't say at the time which characters would be making guest appearances, the studio's official Twitter feed today detailed exactly which familiar faces players can expect.

Gamers tired of raiding tombs as the default pair of Lara Croft and Totec will soon be able to replace them with the gruesome twosomes of Kane & Lynch or the Legacy of Kain and Soul Reaver series. The studio is letting gamers pick which pack is released first, casting their votes with Twitter posts directed "@CrystalDynamics." Both packs were scheduled for release by the end of the year.

Remember Kain? Crystal Dynamics does.

Kane and Lynch will be representing the IO Interactive-developed third-person shooter series that bears their name. The odd couple pairing of a psychopathic killer and a hired assassin debuted in 2007's Kane & Lynch and returned for an encore this year with Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days.

The other pair of downloadable characters--Kain and Raziel--are pulled from Crystal Dynamics' own Legacy of Kain series of action adventure and role-playing games. The franchise began in 1996 with the release of Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain on the original PlayStation and quickly expanded. In 1999, Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver put the focus on Raziel. Both games received sequels before Legacy of Kain: Defiance ushered the franchise into hibernation in 2003.

For more on Guardian of Light, check out GameSpot's review.

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108 comments
Meteora1991
Meteora1991

Under Kains image they wrote "Remember Kain? Crystal Dynamics does" >>>>> that excites me :) !!!!!

Mega_Loser
Mega_Loser

@GunBladeHero *facepalm* sorry, i meant eidos. i must be growing old.

thingta42
thingta42

@Waranabatokwa i think, but don't quote me on this. But all that happened was that the elder god died, and he said he would be back or somthing. Pus theres little story things that never got fixed. Like the rebuilding of kains vampire empire, or the recontruction of Raziels clan. Trust me theres lot of story materal floating around which they could make a sequel from.

borggamma1
borggamma1

How about instead of some BS non canon dlc, they give us a new Legacy of Kain game? Seems like a much better use of resources.

Zackarias-313
Zackarias-313

Crystal Dynamics DESTROYED the storylie Silicon Knights had created with Blood Omen and Soul Reaver. That's what happens when you switch writers and game studios.

DeviLBringeRRR
DeviLBringeRRR

Maybe one of the Reaver's special power is to summon Raziel to fight with Kain

Waranabatokwa
Waranabatokwa

@thingta42 i would love another soul reaver game! but then again, isn't raziel's story done with defiance?

thingta42
thingta42

Im really tempted now to buy Tomb raider GOL, i mean this is gonna be the first time we get to play Kane and Raziel this generation. Granted maby not in there own game. But still.. I hope to god we get a new Soul Reaver game.

JunglemanchiId
JunglemanchiId

Forget this, get a new game involving Kain and Raziel...right now!!! Been waiting years...

DeviLBringeRRR
DeviLBringeRRR

If they plan to remake the LOK series i'm gonna buy all 5 for my PC this time even Blood Omen 1

thingta42
thingta42

Kain and Raziel? You mean they haven't forgotten about the series? Hope this is a tease for a new game.

Sirbobislost
Sirbobislost

A new soul Reaver game is majorly needed it's been faaaaar to long

berty_basit
berty_basit

id rather have more levels to play. this is no better than paying for an advert for their other other ip's

jimmy_83
jimmy_83

cool game i have played 20 level and this is demo I'm looking for full game

lowkey254
lowkey254

will they have voice overs or are they just skins?

Get_Shorty
Get_Shorty

Raziel!!! We need a new generation of this game!

Dragonsingh3000
Dragonsingh3000

OMG i LOVED the legacy of kain and Soul Reaver games, Defiance was Wicked, loved it and been wanted another game. maybe they might do another one, or make HD versions of all 'OMFG if they did i would be buying that'

DeviLBringeRRR
DeviLBringeRRR

Yes i want so much a new LOK game and i mean a game that includes both Kain and Raziel

GazaAli
GazaAli

@Ardain It will happen bro, someday...

strikezone311
strikezone311

oh, a new Soul Reaver game would be INSTA-WIN!!

zkayo
zkayo

At first I felt kind of offended, "Kane & Lynch or the Legacy of Kain and Soul Reaver", what question is that?? I guess they already made the characters Kain and Raziel and just want to know how much popular the LoK series are these days. I meant, there must be something else in that stupid question, it doesn't make sense... so, the real question "Would you Like another LoK game?" YES!!!!! please!!! everybody that use twitter show his support for LoK series!!!!!

Ardain
Ardain

@GazaAli I thought so too. I got excited over nothing. I want a new Legacy of Kain or Soul Reaver. It doesn't matter what happen to Raziel in Defiance He'll come back later. He'll come back LATER!!!

GazaAli
GazaAli

I thought that they were making a new legacy of kain game :cry:

yaba
yaba

Why don't they give us a new Legacy of Kain game instead?

yeah_28
yeah_28

id die for a new soul reaver, or at least remakes of the original ones

starduke
starduke

Hmm, for some reason I read that as Lara Croft: GOLF.

CannedWorms
CannedWorms

@Stryder_15 Drake would be raiding more than tombs!

tyco_ex
tyco_ex

@ IrshDrkWlf : Indeed, it's pretty obvious that the writer of Twilight just completely ripped off the storyline from Queen of the Damned. It still amazes me that she was able to take a cool movie and make it completely gay though. That's impressive.

beamme
beamme

The inclusion of Kain and Raziel has actually made me sort-of interested in this game. If they are more than reskins I'd actually consider buying it just to play them.

fgjnfgh
fgjnfgh

daaaaaaaaaaaaamn that's Kaaaaaaaaaaaain!!!!!!! I will def buy this add on

Stryder_18
Stryder_18

Awww I thought it was gonna be Drake! That way Drake and Lara were gonna meet and raid some tombs together! lol im just kidding!

cfwin
cfwin

We don't want more DLCs, CD, we want 2 things: 1. New Blood Omen 3: Legacy of Kain game (developed for the pc, single-player RPG and leave Raziel out of it) and 2. A playable version (including cinematics) of the first Blood Omen game (preferably on Steam). Do that and scrap these uninspired plans for DLCs... My 2 cents

IrshDrkWlf
IrshDrkWlf

@grey_fox1984 It would probably be difficult for any Twilight fan. Twilight is actually just a teenage version of Anne Rice mixed with Underworld and a very old episode of the Ghostbusters cartoon. Which we all know Anne Rice was very influenced by Bram Stoker. Sorry Twilight fans, but those are not werewolves, they are called wolfweres the character Jacob states this with the story of his tribe. Werewolf - a human with wolf features, Wolfwere - wolf that turns into a human. And remember real Vampires don't sparkle, they are too noble for that.

IrshDrkWlf
IrshDrkWlf

My vote would go to Kain and Raziel much better games and characters than Kane and Lynch were, but I don't use that weak message board Twitter. So those who do use it need to vote Kain and Raziel first, nothing like a vampires to take on Lara croft puzzles.

redder1111
redder1111

this game is Lara croft and the guardian of light! not Tomb Raider : GOL !

SicklySunStorm
SicklySunStorm

Now that's pretty cool.... cameos from other great characters are always welcome. One of the reasons I love the Soul Calibur and Smash Bros. series so much :)

sebati_99
sebati_99

Kain & Raziel...in this new technology..i mean the 2010 graphics,gameplay etc....think about it...even with the old graphics was suuuper awesome....but with this new technology of graphics and gameplay...wow..i really wish to be a new Legacy of Kain....(sorry 4 my bad english)

Terminal_Omega
Terminal_Omega

Game is boring, but I love me some Kain/Raziel action.

Oloryn
Oloryn

Really enjoyed Guardian of Light as a co-op action/adventure, and I'm a HUGE fan of Kain and Raziel. I'll buy the pack if only to show support in the hopes that we get another chapter in such an amazing series! This pretty much made my day :D

QtrArt
QtrArt

is awesome game ?

Daian
Daian

LOLWUT? But the names of Raziel and Kain bring back nice memories, it would be great to see another Legacy of Kain game :)

DeviLBringeRRR
DeviLBringeRRR

Yes finally Kain and Raziel i can't wait to play with them hope this is the first step for creating a new LOK game

R3NeGaDeAnGeL
R3NeGaDeAnGeL

Why would anyone vote for Kane and Lynch over Kain and Raziel?!

Meteora1991
Meteora1991

:*( PLZZZ BRING LOK BACK TO LIFE RAZIEL N KAIN KICKE ASS !!!!

127bones
127bones

Not for me. A Lara Croft adventure shouldn't be tarnished by kane and Lynch. Lara Croft is the first lady of gaming and Kane and Lynch shouldn't be allowed anywhere near her.

GunBladeHero
GunBladeHero

@Mega_Loser EA? It's not EA who bought Eidos, It was Square-Enix.

Mega_Loser
Mega_Loser

legacy of kain? wow, i wonder if EA and CD are planning something secretly. exciting!