Sony has officially announced that they’ll be bringing the MediEvil series to the PS4.
The game(s) will be fully remastered for PS4 similarly to how the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy received the A-class treatment and will be 4K capable. Great news for a new generation of gamers obsessed with screen resolution and framerates…
MediEvil, originally released all the way back in 1998 was a smash hit of its time. If you were a gamer, it was the game to play. I remember playing it along with Spyro the Dragon and The Heart Of Darkness myself. Those were simpler times in gaming with less complicated requirements from audiences – In 1998, MediEvil was as good as it got for gaming in the 90’s.
Despite its great success though, oddly, the franchise seemed to die a quiet death in the shadows after 1998. We haven’t heard a word from it since 2005. An obscure little sequel was dropped on PSP that year and turned out to be really quite forgettable. MediEvil faded to memory and became lost in the decade that followed with it’s flashy, high-resolution games and 4K consoles. A fate many games and franchises who failed to keep up with the times shared collectively.
Now though, 12 years later, it would seem that MediEvil is joining the ranks of a selection of popular games from the late 90’s to receive remakes and remasters – hopefully, Sony will get to other (similar) titles sooner rather than later.
Is it too late for MediEvil though? Well, Sony’s CEO doesn’t think so…
Shawn Layden, CEO of Sony Interactive had this to say:
We think Sir Daniel needs one more resurrection and this is the time to do it. Serendipitously, I’d already had this one baking in the oven and then I saw all the pressure and thought this was a great time to talk about it. MediEvil was a really important title in my personal journey and career.
He’s not wrong. MediEvil did play a big part in most gamers early adventures in gaming and it remains a fond memory. Will it still be a hit when it makes a comeback or will it, like Sir Daniel, be bare bones to today’s gamers?
We’ll just have to wait and see…