At the PlayStation Experience in Anaheim, California, Sony’s Shawn Layden announced that the company will be fully remastering a popular title from their extensive library of games: MediEvil.
Although it may not be Spyro the Dragon or Crash Tag Team Racing, MediEvil was a reasonably popular title in the late 90’s and early 2000’s – so much so that it spawned two sequels.
For those who are unfamiliar with it, MediEvil is a hack-and-slash action adventure game which was released for the original PlayStation in 1998. It focused on Sir Daniel Fortesque, a knight brought back from the dead to conquer the undead army of a villainous sorcerer called Zarok, with gameplay centring on swordplay and puzzle-solving.
A strong aesthetic, crisp sound design and a tone which seamlessly shifted between horror and comedy made MediEvil a joyous experience, and it’s a title which is fondly remembered by PlayStation players. Therefore, it makes sense for Sony to capitalise on collective nostalgia 20 years after the game’s initial release. The game will also be available in 4K for those with PS4 Pro.
As of yet, we don’t have a definitive release date, but Sony did present a brief teaser trailer, and after the success of the recent Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, another PlayStation remaster is cause for excitement.