Sony Interactive Entertainment and Other Ocean Interactive have released a fresh batch of MediEvil gameplay footage, and it’s clear the game has come a long way from when we first saw it. Just as well, as the title isn’t far off from release, with Sony publishing MediEvil exclusively for PlayStation 4 at the end of next month.
New MediEvil Gameplay Looks The Business
The MediEvil gameplay clocks in at over 11 minutes, so get stuck in below.
MediEvil is a full-blown remake of the classic 1998 PlayStation title of the same name developed by SCE Cambridge Studio. The game combines hack-‘n-slash combat with traditional action-adventure tropes, and is noted for its gorgeous Halloween-style aesthetic.
The game casts players in the role of undead knight Sir Daniel Fortesque as he explores the medieval Kingdom of Gallowmere in an attempt to thwart resident baddie Zarok from overthrowing the kingdom, while simultaneously seeking redemption for himself.
MediEvil was a massive hit for PlayStation and spawned a direct sequel, MediEvil 2, in 2000, which takes place 500 years after the original game and sees Sir Dan resurrected in Victorian-era London.
The original game was revived for the PlayStation Portable in 2005, but sadly the franchise has been on hiatus until now. Presumably, the success of the MediEvil remake will determine if a new game will be made in the future, so fingers crossed it does the business.
MediEvil is pencilled in for an October 25 exclusively for the PS4. From the look of things, the remake stays pretty faithful to the original game, keeping the trademark hack-‘n-slash combat in tact while delivering a massive revamp to the visuals and sound effects.
Here’s the official blurb from Sony:
Step into the bones of Sir Daniel Fortesque, a slightly-inept (and long dead) knight accidentally resurrected by his greatest enemy, the evil sorcerer Zarok. With a second chance to foil his greatest foe, Dan will once again set out to save the kingdom of Gallowmere and earn his place as a true hero.