Yes, it’s really happening – after a nearly two-decade absence, Sony’s spooky cult-classic MediEvil series is making its return. A full remake of the original 1998 hack ‘n’ slash game, the new MediEvil is looking absolutely gorgeous. Don’t believe me? Check out the trailer below, which includes a bunch of comparisons between the origins PSOne game and the PS4 remake. Sir Dan has come a long way!
Not sure what MediEvil is all about? It has been a long time, after all – here’s a brief description from Sony:
MediEvil follows the story of Sir Daniel Fortesque, a rather unlikely champion who met an unfortunate end on the field of battle. He receives a chance at redemption when his nemesis, the evil sorcerer Lord Zarok, accidentally resurrects him 100 years after that fateful day. Lord Zarok seeks to conquer the Kingdom of Gallowmere, and only the skeletal Sir Dan stands between Zarok’s army of the undead and the kingdom he swore to protect.
Whether you picked up the original or never heard of the original, we know you’ll love the sword swinging, perilous puzzles and enchanting environments. Brought back to life by our International Software Development team in partnership with Other Ocean Interactive, this a full remake of the original PS1 classic – with all of the scarecrows, zombies, werewolves, and mace-wielding knights lurking in the kingdom with more detail and personality than ever before.
It’s interesting that Sony is labelling this a full remake, rather than a remastering, like Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy and Spyro Reignited Trilogy. That would seem to hint MediEvil may be updated/tweaked in a more extensive way than other recent PlayStation revivals. Remake or remaster, it looks like developer Other Ocean Interactive is doing right by Sir Dan.
MediEvil is set to shamble onto PS4 sometime in 2019.