Nope. No sign of Raziel or any Soul Reaver here, folks. Just a bunch of super-powered vampires and medieval human warriors beating the crap out of each other.

The video game universe beloved by players for being a dark pit of brooding nihilism is going to be resurrected in the form of a free-to-play online title called Nosgoth. Named after the fictional world where the Legacy of Kain series was set, the multiplayer title will let players control squads of mortal and undead combatants who wield unique abilities:

What really makes it unique, though, is its third-person ranged versus melee gameplay. The land of Nosgoth’s Humans utilise an arsenal of devastating ranged weaponry and specialised equipment, whereas its Vampires favour visceral close-up melee attacks augmented by their inhuman abilities. For both sides, strategy, communication and teamwork are key to success.

With multiple classes on each side and scores of items to unlock, including weapons, perks and abilities, we expect players will want to build a selection of character load-outs for not one but both factions.

You can sign up for a closed beta right here. Meanwhile, sensitive souls everywhere continue to pine away for their floppy-haired demon vampire love from back in the day.