After a long, long slumber, Sir Daniel Fortesque, will soon be awakened and will look and feel brand spanking new. A PS4 remake is in the works for MediEvil, the classic action-adventure hack and slash game that released back in 1998 for PlayStation and was developed by Sony Computer Entertainment’s Cambridge Studio.
You can get your first look at the remake next week, according to Shawn Layden, chairman of Sony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios, who shared news about the remake on this week’s PlayStation Blogcast podcast. The first trailer for the PS4 remake of MediEvil will be revealed on the spookiest day of the year, October 31.
Make no bones about it — this isn’t just a barebones, low-effort remaster — this is a full-fledged remake. Layden gave more details about how it’s a remake as he said, “We’ve taken the original game design, we’ve taken a lot of the key art, and some of the other attributes of the game design and ethos, if you will.”
Layden also mentioned that the developer of the remake is Other Ocean Interactive. In the past, the developer had crafted quirky games like IDARB and Giant Cop and had helped port games like Minecraft, Stacking, and Super Time Force. The MediEvil remake team also consists of members that were in the original development team for MediEvil from 20 years ago — they’ll serve as consultants for the project to ensure that the MediEvil remake is true to the original.
We’ll be sharing the trailer and release information as soon as it’s available. For now, enjoy the teaser Sony shared at PSX 2017:
Author’s Take: I actually just finished playing MediEvil for the first time, and I thought it was great. Really looking forward to checking out the PS4 remake of it.
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