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MediEvil for PS4 will be a full remake, first trailer coming Oct. 31

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Remake of the PlayStation classic being developed by Other Ocean Interactive

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PlayStation fans will get their first look at the remake of MediEvil for PlayStation 4 next week, according to Shawn Layden, chairman of Sony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios. The first trailer for the modern MediEvil will drop on Oct. 31, Layden said.

Layden also clarified, appearing on this week’s PlayStation Blogcast podcast, that the game will be a full remake, not simply a remaster. Layden originally described the new MediEvil as a full remaster for PS4 when he announced the title at PlayStation Experience 2017.

“This is a remake,” Layden said. “We’ve taken the original game design, we’ve taken a lot of the key art, and 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.”

Other Ocean Interactive developed IDARB and Giant Cop, and is known for its co-development work in porting games like Minecraft, Stacking and Super Time Force for non-native platforms.

“We’re working with some of the talent that were originally associated with the title 20 years ago now, so we’re making sure that we’re keeping it real, or keeping it to the original intent of the creators,” Layden explained. “It’s sweet.”

The original version of MediEvil, a hack-and-slash adventure starring the undead knight Sir Daniel Fortesque, was developed by Sony Computer Entertainment’s Cambridge Studio and was released for PlayStation in 1998.