MediEvil’s not exactly a game that’s gone down as an all-time classic, nor is it even particularly well known, but this charming PSone hack ’n’ slasher has managed to find a way to rise from the dead more than two decades later. Originally announced back at PlayStation Experience in 2017, Sony has now confirmed the MediEvil remake will be coming to PS4 this October.
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.
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.
MediEvil will be coming exclusively to PlayStation 4 on October 25th, 2019.