Denis Dyack Is Here to Make Sure You Know Deadhaus Sonata Is a Spiritual Successor to Legacy of Kain
Legacy of Kain's creator Denis Dyack needs you to know that his next game - Deadhaus Sonata - is the LoK sequel you've always wanted.
Denis Dyack is the director behind classic games like Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem and Too Human. Okay, maybe I’m stretching using “classic” and “Too Human” in the same sentence; however, the important thing is that Dyack is a well-known creator in the video game industry. One of the finest things he worked on is Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain. The game’s dark narrative felt incredibly fresh at the time and spawned a franchise that is six games deep so far. Arguably, Legacy of Kain remains Dyack’s greatest creation, which is probably why he went so far out of his way in the video below to let you know that his next game, Deadhaus Sonata, is a spiritual successor. Check it out below.
Like Legacy of Kain, Deadhaus Sonata is an action role-playing game with a major focus on its grim narrative. Instead of playing a vampire, you take on the role of the undead as they fight against the living. It’s a novel premise. Outside of more humor-focused games like Stubbs the Zombie, I can’t really think of any games that have you play as a member of an undead horde.
Apocalypse Studios is also putting a heavy emphasis on multiplayer, but not in the traditional sense. Deadhaus Sonata allows up to 1-6 players in its co-op mode. They’ve also built-in Twitch integration, which allows viewers to directly interact with streamers in the middle of the game. Obviously, not everyone has an audience to play with, but you can’t deny the power Twitch has in selling games. If Apocalypse has a fun, new way to drive engagement, they should definitely implement it.
Deadhaus Sonata has a planned launch for later this year. The game will come first to PC but has plans for PS4 and Xbox One as well.