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Omen was a 2016 Legacy of Kain "roleplaying game pitch" featuring the characters of Kain and Raziel.[1] Paul Scott Canavan, a concept artist employed by independent developer Blazing Griffin in 2016, revealed its existence in June 2017. Its fate is currently unclear.

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Canavan announced on Twitter that he "got permission to show some concept work from last year," and released six concepts from Omen at his portfolio website, DeviantArt, and ArtStation.[1][2][3][4] Two were character concepts: one featured the young Kain wielding a sword and wearing armor, and the other portrayed the wraith Raziel wielding the Wraith Blade.[5][6] The other four were "rough concept[s] to figure out the style of the environments," and appeared to depict Kain in a location similar to the Cemetery.[7][8][9][10] Squidlike appendages resembling those of the Elder God appeared in one, and skeletons appeared in another.[9][10]

When asked for further comment on the pitch and its fate, Canavan replied:

Don't think I'm allowed to talk about it yet sadly!
―Paul Scott Canavan[11]
sadly I don't think we can talk about it. MYSTERIES ABOUND.
―Paul Scott Canavan[2]

Canavan and Blazing Griffin were followers of Legacy of Kain creator Denis Dyack on Twitter, and vice versa.[12] When asked whether he was involved with the pitch, Dyack responded:

Sorry - I cannot comment.
―Denis Dyack[13]

A week later, Phil Elliott, Square Enix's director of community and indie development, made a Twitter post wondering what the interest in the Legacy of Kain series would be if Square Enix made it available to independent developers to license.[14] When asked if his post was linked to the Omen pitch, he replied:

No, completely unlinked I'm afraid.
―Phil Elliott[15]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 OMEN [2016] at Paul Scott Canavan (by Paul Scott Canavan)
  2. 2.0 2.1 6:32 PM - 2 Jun 2017 at Twitter (by Paul Scott Canavan)
  3. abigbat's DeviantArt gallery at DeviantArt (by Paul Scott Canavan)
  4. ArtStation - Paul Canavan at ArtStation (by Paul Scott Canavan)
  5. Omen - Kain by abigbat on DeviantArt at DeviantArt (by Paul Scott Canavan)
  6. Omen - Raziel by abigbat on DeviantArt at DeviantArt (by Paul Scott Canavan)
  7. Omen - Environment Concept Art 01 by abigbat on DeviantArt at DeviantArt (by Paul Scott Canavan)
  8. Omen - Environment Concept Art 02 by abigbat on DeviantArt at DeviantArt (by Paul Scott Canavan)
  9. 9.0 9.1 Omen - Environment Concept Art 03 by abigbat on DeviantArt at DeviantArt (by Paul Scott Canavan)
  10. 10.0 10.1 ArtStation - Omen - Environment Concepts, Paul Canavan at ArtStation (by Paul Scott Canavan)
  11. ArtStation - Omen - Raziel, Paul Canavan at ArtStation (by Paul Scott Canavan)
  12. New Legacy of Kain Art from a 2016 Pitch (Kain/Raziel, Blood Omen Style Gameplay?) at NeoGAF (by dancrane212), post #29 (by dancrane212)
  13. 8:24 PM - 7 Jun 2017 at Twitter (by Denis Dyack)
  14. 8:31 PM - 13 Jun 2017 at Twitter (by Phil Elliott)
  15. 3:18 PM - 14 Jun 2017 at Twitter (by Phil Elliott)

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