MediEvil Remake Release This October In New Story Trailer
The only game Sony wanted to confirm would make an appearance on the stream when they announced the second State of Play was the MediEvil remake. But what does an extended look mean in a ten-minute stream? Now we know. While the MediEvil remake doesn’t appear to be going as far as some other PlayStation-era remakes, it looks very nice. A new trailer for the game, highlighting the story of protagonist Sir Daniel Fortesque, shows off the “remade from the grave up” graphics, which will be presented in 4K resolution.
Sir. Daniel Fortesque has accidentally been resurrected by his arch-enemy, the evil sorcerer Zarok, given a bonus chance to take out his mortal enemy once and for all. What follows is a resolutely retro romp through the kingdom of Gallowmere as Sir. Daniel attempts to elevate himself from a dead failure to a true hero.
Originally announced back at PlayStation Experience in 2017, Sony has now confirmed the MediEvil remake will arrive fairly close to the expected Halloween as it’ll launch on October 25.
It looks a bit low-rent compared to some of the other classic remasters we’ve had, such as Crash Bandicoot: N Sane Trilogy and Shadow of the Colossus. There could be an argument made that MediEvil hews a little too close to the PS1 original, but it’s a notoriously tricky line to straddle when using nostalgia to try and sell a game in the here and now. Resident Evil 2 Remake absolutely nailed, so let’s hope MediEvil can follow the same path.
Thankfully, the nature of MediEvil’s less-than-AAA budget means a very reasonable price tag of £24.99 / $29.99 on the PlayStation Store.
More Info: MediEvil Playstation Blog