After the massive success of the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy I would be a liar if I said I hadn’t started thinking about other classic PlayStation 1 titles I would like to see turned into HD Remasters. The list included Pandemonium!, The Legend of Dragoon, Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver and at the top of that list was MediEvil. So consider me super excited that at PlayStation Experience 2017 we were blessed with news of MediEvil being remastered for the Playstation 4.
First coming out in 1998, MediEvil follows the exploits of reanimated knight Sir Daniel Fortesque after the evil sorcerer Zarok awakens the dead of Gallowmere to steal the souls of the living. It had a wonky camera, straight forward plot, mechanics found in a fair amount of games at the time and was absolutely amazing. The one-eyed skeletal lead was fantastically charismatic despite being mute and the art style was reminiscent of Tim Burton before we all got sick of Tim Burton.
President and CEO of Sony Interactive, Shawn Layden, said that MediEvil has been “a really important title in my personal journey and career.” While also promising the game would be “fully remastered” for PS4. “We think Sir Daniel needs one more resurrection and this is the time to do it,” Layden went on to say. “Serendipitously, I’d already had this one baking in the oven and then I saw all the pressure and thought this was a great time to talk about it.”
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) December 9, 2017
While the official release date may be a little murky right now, next year does mark the 20th anniversary of the hack and slash classic — so it’s a safe bet we’ll be airing out these old bones soon enough.