Sony’s second State of Play show had some big news for fans of a particular PS1 classic: the remake of MediEvil is coming to PS4 on October 25.
MediEvil is the latest in a slew of classic PS1 games that have been remade, all high-tech and shiny-like, for a modern audience. With the likes of Crash Bandicoot, Spyro the Dragon and Resident Evil 2 all getting remakes in the last few years, MediEvil has a high standard to live up to.
If you missed MediEvil way back in the ’90s, you’re likely in for a treat: if the remake is anything like the original, expect a silly and irreverent adventure, full of spooky Halloween aesthetics and knee-slapping comedy. It was daft, flamboyant and ’90s to its core, and that’s what made it great.
Admittedly, it’s always seemed like a curious choice for a remake. It reviewed well and was popular at the time, but the series never had nearly the same level of enduring popularity that some of its contemporaries enjoyed. After a sequel in 2000 and a re-imagining of the original game for the PSP in 2005, the franchise faded into obscurity.
In any case, there are just a few short months left until Sir Daniel Fortesque, the cowardly skeleton protagonist of the series returns to consoles — and just in time for Halloween!