As reported on Monday, Sony's State of Play is happening right now, and one of the games it showcased was MediEvil, a remake of the original 1998 PlayStation game by SCE Cambridge Studio (now known as Guerrilla Cambridge). The remake is being developed by PlayStation Worldwide Studios, and it seems to recapture the spirit of the 1998 original, with a comical fantasy story and cartoonish art style.
You can see the story trailer released by PlayStation Europe below. It's a short one, but it manages to set the scene with an introduction of the events that turn the main character, Sir Daniel Fortesque, into an undead warrior after he dies in a battlefield, struck by the first arrow while leading the charge.
The main antagonist, the evil sorcerer Zarok, also appears in the trailer as he revives Sir Daniel Fortesque. And so the undead Daniel proceeds to hack and slash his way through an assortment of enemies, all kinds of beasts and fiends, minotaurs, demons, skeleton warriors, and even a monster that looks like it has a pumpkin head. It seems like pretty standard hack-and-slash action gameplay, but that's probably what fans are hoping for. The remake seems to please fans, with the 3D model for Sir Daniel still showing the same boney smile as the original while improving on the graphics.
MediEvil will release exclusively for PlayStation 4 on October 25, 2019. You can see more information about it and some screenshots on the PlayStation Blog. You can also pre-order the Digital Deluxe Edition from the PlayStation Store. Some goodies include an in-game armor set, The Art of MediEvil artbook, a digital comic book, and the original soundtrack. If you're a fan of the original, this sounds like a great deal, so head on over to the PlayStation Store.
The full State of Play showcase is available on YouTube.
What do you think of MediEvil story trailer? Does it live up to the 1998 original? Let us know in the comments below!