Sony gifted their loyal fans with a fabulous Halloween treat earlier today: the first trailer for their MediEvil remake. The trailer showcased below highlights the hard work Sony and developer Other Ocean Interactive have put into resurrecting Sir Daniel Fortesque’s original adventure.
Shawn Layden, chairman of Sony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios, detailed the story on PlayStation Blog:
MediEvil follows the story of Sir Dan, an unlikely champion who met an unfortunate end on the field of battle. He receives a chance at redemption when his nemesis, the evil sorcerer Lord Zarok, accidentally resurrects him 100 years after that fateful day. Lord Zarok seeks to conquer the Kingdom of Gallowmere, and only the skeletal Sir Dan stands between Zarok’s army of the undead and the kingdom he swore to protect.
Layden, who worked on the original MediEvil, originally announced the remaster at last year’s PlayStation Experience. But since the announcement, he has retracted his original statement and is now referring to the new release as a remake. “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, and we’re working with a developer called Other Ocean Interactive, and they are remaking MediEvil in that design,” Layden said in a PlayStation Blogcast.
Some of the crew who worked on the original MediEvil, including Layden, have been lending a hand on the remaster in order to protect the tone and attitude that made it such a cult classic. It has all the charm of the original “with all of the scarecrows, zombies, werewolves, and mace-wielding knights lurking in the kingdom with more detail and personality than ever before.”
As of right now, there has yet to be an official release date announced, but the first trailer gave a release window for 2019 on the PlayStation 4.