This remake, which improves the audiovisual section and adapts it to modern times, has also paid tribute to the first video game, maintaining the gameplay of the original which was an adventure of mixing the action with the platforms.
In addition to the graphic improvements, the camera that follows the action has also been retouched and will feature a new narrator (with the voice of veteran dubbing actress Lani Minella in the English version), and the team is working on adding many new Secrets and surprises to this PlayStation classic.
Recently, in an extensive article published on the PlayStation Blog, Sony has described this classic action adventure as a game with the soul of the Dark Souls series.
One of the biggest surprises is how MediEvil feels like Dark Souls… despite it releasing over a decade before From Software’s challenging fantasy epic. Realization dawns once you’re past the tutorial-like crypt and its surrounding graveyard. For one, MediEvil’s levels are compact labyrinths packed with secrets and shortcuts. Secondly, the game is tough. This is no brainless hack and slash romp: single enemies can do considerable damage, while mobs can quickly send the unwary back to the grave.
The article also dedicates a few words to veterans who once enjoyed the original, explaining that most of the original game remains the same.
This PS4 remake overhauls the horror-themed visual style but retains its Tim Burton-esque personality. It rightly refuses to tinker with the original level design, yet isn’t afraid to add the occasional, but welcome, flourish. The world map has a new look, for example, while the Hall of Heroes, a hub world in which Sir Dan is bequeathed weapon upgrades from Gallowmere’s other legendary warriors, has been furnished with additional lore.
Launched in 1998 for 32-bit Sony, MediEvil was a milestone at the technical and playable level on the console. Although it did not reach the popularity of other characters, many users were enchanted by Sir Daniel Fortesque, a skeletal knight who woke up from the dead to fight against creatures, zombies and other supernatural beings.
In Medievil Remake, his argument will lead us to fight against Zarok and his spells, a powerful and evil wizard who tries to unleash chaos on Earth. Once again, this title mixes action, platforms and puzzles, all with a great sense of humor.
We will also visit tombs and mausoleums in huge cemeteries, dark and deep caves, find frightened people and numerous swamps and remote, lost forests. We always have a goal to fulfill, and as we defend ourselves with our sword and our shield, Sir Daniel Fortesque will begin to learn the use of axes, hammers or even bows and crossbows.
Other Ocean Interactive has proposed to maintain a large part of the gameplay, maintaining many aspects of the control and the hack and slash style of the original, but not forgetting that a title is being adapted that at the time caused the occasional headache due to its hardness and requirement.
Medievil Remake will launch on October 25 for PlayStation 4.