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Count D
24th Sep 2013, 17:17
And you can have it here (http://store.steampowered.com/app/242960/)

The_Hylden
24th Sep 2013, 21:29
Great news :)

Count D
25th Sep 2013, 13:26
Oh, and I think this release puts an end to the eternal "Is it BO2: LoK or LoK: BO2" debate.

Lord_Aevum
25th Sep 2013, 19:27
Oh, and I think this release puts an end to the eternal "Is it BO2: LoK or LoK: BO2" debate.

It's neither.

Count D
25th Sep 2013, 19:42
It's neither.

Quite the contrary, it's BO2: LOK now.

Lord_Aevum
25th Sep 2013, 19:51
I'm not a proponent of product title revisionism, least of all coming from a third party. Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain was constantly referred to as "Legacy of Kain: Blood Omen" in the BO2 manual, and that did not stick. The original title is the title. The original title on my game box is "Blood Omen 2" or "Blood Omen 2 <banner>The Legacy of Kain Series</banner>".

Count D
25th Sep 2013, 20:31
I'm not a proponent of product title revisionism, least of all coming from a third party. Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain was constantly referred to as "Legacy of Kain: Blood Omen" in the BO2 manual, and that did not stick. The original title is the title. The original title on my game box is "Blood Omen 2" or "Blood Omen 2 <banner>The Legacy of Kain Series</banner>".

Third party? What third party? Steam? Do you think it's STEAM staff decide under which name the game is going to be released? They couldn't care less. They release it under the name they were told and BO2:LoK is the one they were told.

Lord_Aevum
25th Sep 2013, 21:04
Those who came later are the third party in question. We may just have to agree to disagree, but I would ask that you not declare that this is the definitive name and say end of story, by virtue of the fact that it simply isn't. For me, the only really reliable metric for the game's official name is the original, physical product. There's no changing that.

As a hypothetical example, in the future, on some unforeseen platform, it may for some reason be redistributed under the name "Blood Tides 2: The Sterling Adventures of Snuffleupagus". This would not do anything to annul or invalidate the name on the cover of the box.

Count D
25th Sep 2013, 21:13
The original physical box cannot be changed, but it can become obsolete. And besides, the original european box has it like this:
http://www.gameland.ru/filestorage/000156/efs155003/eu_legacyofkainbloodomen2_boxart_0.jpg

Paradoks
25th Sep 2013, 22:06
Third party? What third party? Steam? Do you think it's STEAM staff decide under which name the game is going to be released? They couldn't care less. They release it under the name they were told and BO2:LoK is the one they were told.
And at the same time it's being sold on GOG.com as Legacy of Kain: Blood Omen 2. So the official name is still a mystery ;).

Count D
25th Sep 2013, 23:24
And at the same time it's being sold on GOG.com as Legacy of Kain: Blood Omen 2. So the official name is still a mystery ;).

Nope. Because GOG staff are the ones who are actually willing to play around with the names - they did add numbers to some sequels that didn't have them (Deus Ex: Invisible War, Thief: Deadly Shadows, et cetera), so they could change the order. It's also BO2: LoK on CD's site, so...

Paradoks
26th Sep 2013, 00:01
Nope. Because GOG staff are the ones who are actually willing to play around with the names - they did add numbers to some sequels that didn't have them (Deus Ex: Invisible War, Thief: Deadly Shadows, et cetera), so they could change the order. It's also BO2: LoK on CD's site, so...
It still requires SE's sanctioning though. Besides official Square Enix Store (which is probably the most trustworthy here) names it Legacy of Kain: Blood Omen 2 as well.
And we had the discussion about CD site and the consensus was that it was most likely copied from Wikipedia.

Monkeythumbz
8th Oct 2013, 13:26
We call it LoK:BO2 internally.

RainaAudron
9th Oct 2013, 11:30
Thanks for clearing it up, George, I´ve thought so too.