30 minutes of leaked video-footage from the Legacy of Kain: Dead Sun, a PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 title believed to have been canceled in 2012, has found its way online.
According to the NeoGAF user "Mama Robotnik", who also revealed footage and images from the canceled project, the game had been in development for about three years at the British developer Climax Studios, of Silent Hill: Origins, Bloodforge and the upcoming Assassin's Creed Chronicle: China fame.
This is not the first time details were brought to light about the game - Mama Robotnik revealed a number of details back in 2013, but until now, there was no gameplay footage.
"The game was not projected to meet Square Enix sales projections, and was scrapped, to the enormous disappointment of staff who had dedicated a lot of work to the project," the NeoGAF poster reveals. "One source recalled that staff came in at weekends to continue working on the game, while higher-ups already knew it was canceled."
It's also said that the game featured a separate online deathmatch mode, the only part that actually survived, with serious expansion / transformation, from the entire project. "This was the only part of the project to survive the cancellation, and has now been heavily expanded upon and released as Nosgoth," the post read.
Back in 2013, community Manager George Kelion took on the original reveal thread on NeoGAF and confirmed that Dead Sun had been under development, but was eventually canceled.
"I know it's disappointing to hear about these things out of context, and whilst some of the details released are accurate - some details are not. You know game projects can be canceled for a variety of different reasons and I know it's very hard to tell from images and info alone, but in the end LOK: Dead Sun just wasn't the right game, at the right time... but you'll have to take me at my word on that, I'm afraid."
You can watch the 30-minutes of gameplay below. Warning for partial in-game nudity.