New MediEvil Video Game PS4 – Gaming News Trailers 2019
MediEvil Video Game is a series of three action-adventure hack and slash video games developed by SCE Cambridge Studio and published by Sony Computer Entertainment. The series revolves around an undead charlatan knight, Sir Daniel Fortesque, as he attempts to restore peace to the fictional Kingdom of Gallowmere whilst simultaneously redeeming himself.
The first entry in the series, MediEvil Video Game was released for the PlayStation in 1998 and was re-released on the PlayStation Network in 2007. Its direct sequel, MediEvil 2 Video Game was released for the PlayStation in 2000. A re-imagining of the first game, MediEvil: Resurrection, was released for the PlayStation Portable in 2005.
All three MediEvil Video Game of the series were developed by SCE Cambridge Studio (formerly known as Millennium Interactive), a subsidiary of Sony Computer Entertainment in Cambridge. Development of the first MediEvil Video Game began in 1995 and was inspired by Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas. The game was initially aimed for multiple consoles including Microsoft Windows platforms and the Sega Saturn; however, upon being shown progress, Sony Computer Entertainment signed MediEvil Video Game to be PlayStation-exclusive and commissioned the studio as SCE Cambridge.
The music for all games was composed by Andrew Barnabas and Paul Arnold, commonly known as “Bob & Barn”. Critics have been mostly positive to the series, with its graphics and story being particularly praised in the first two games.
Sony announced a 4K remaster of MediEvil Video Game for the PS4 during the 2017 PlayStation Experience show,revealing scant details about the project stating “more details soon”. The project was later updated to a full-blown remake developed by Other Ocean Interactive, rather than just a remaster. The official game trailer was released on 31 October 2018.
All three MediEvil Video Game were developed by Cambridge-based SCE Cambridge Studio, formerly known as Millennium Interactive. Chris Sorrell, previously known for the James Pond series, created the original concept for MediEvil Video Game and served as the first game’s creative director. The original design proposal for the game had the working title “Dead Man Dan”, and was described by Sorrell as a “fusion” of Capcom’s Ghost’n Goblins combined with the art style of Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.
As MediEvil Video Game development progressed, lead artist Jason Wilson asserted the game into more of a The Legend of Zelda role-playing video game-influenced direction as opposed to the original arcade-style concept. Looking to attract a major publishing deal, Millennium Interactive initially began working on multiple platforms including Windows 95 and the Sega Saturn before giving Sony of Europe a demonstration of the game. Impressed by the progress, Sony signed MediEvil Video Game to be an exclusive PlayStation game and commissioned SCE Cambridge Studio as Sony’s second studio in the United Kingdom.
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