Sony decided to celebrate Halloween in style by finally sharing a first look at gameplay from their upcoming MediEvil remaster, and it is looking swell.
Shawn Layden – Sony Worldwide Studios chairman – recently confirmed that the game would be a full remake, and not just a basic remaster as was previously thought.
You can check out the trailer below and see for yourself:
Layden explained last week on PlayStation Blogcast:
I think there have been some words that might sound alike but mean different things – like remake and remaster. This is a remake. We’ve taken the original game design and we’ve taken a lot of the key art, 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 – the original MediEvil from PS1. The one that I worked on when I was in Tokyo.
MediEvil was unveiled during PSX 2017 last year, and we were specifically told that it’d be a remaster. Going from this gameplay reveal, it certainly looks like more a remake – which could explain why it took so long for Sony to finally give us a proper look at the game in action.
Layden also revealed that the game is being worked on by many members of the original development team, so no matter what changes, it should remain faithful to the spirit of the original classic.
MediEvil will come to PlayStation 4 in 2019. It’s already looking great, and we can’t wait to see the finished product.
Ewan Moore is a journalist at UNILAD Gaming who still quite hasn’t gotten out of his mid 00’s emo phase. After graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 2015 with a BA in Journalism & Media Studies (thanks for asking), he went on to do some freelance words for various places, including Kotaku, Den of Geek, and TheSixthAxis, before landing a full time gig at UNILAD in 2016.