MediEvil has received an ESRB rating of T for Teen, and it’s not hard to see why.
Classic PlayStation 1 action-adventure game MediEvil is getting the Spyro treatment. That’s right, the game is being remade with modern graphics, sounds, and enhancements to its camera controls. It’ll also get some new content which we’re still waiting for more info on, but the latest ESRB rating might be a sign of things to come.
The Entertainment Software Rating Board provided a rating of T for Teen, noting the violent nature of MediEvil's gameplay as well as the frequent use of dead corpses with their insides on their outside. Examples provided by the rating board included "headless zombies, figures hanging from nooses/gallows, and monsters impaled on wooden stakes," as well as "decapitated zombies and creatures with their intestines hanging out."
While everything is given a cartoonish style that belies the violent nature of the player's actions, there's still a whole lot of gross stuff happening on screen.
The full description and the ESRB's reasoning can be viewed over on their website. Suffice to say, there's really not a whole lot to be surprised about here.
The MediEvil remake was initially announced last October, with Sony giving us our first look during its State of Play broadcast last May. We got our first look at the game's new graphics, and we gotta say it looked pretty sweet. But then again, Spyro Reignited sort of gave us high expectations for any newly remade Sony game.
If you didn’t play MediEvil the first time around, it’s got a quirky sense of humor that will certainly appeal to a certain audience.
You play as Sir Daniel Fortesque, in life a clumsy knight, and in death a legendary hero. Only he finds out upon his resurrection by an evil sorcerer that he actually died in the opening salvoes of a long-forgotten battle and didn't really accomplish much of anything.
Now as a reanimated skeleton, Sir Daniel is looking to stop the evil sorcerer and redeem his legacy in order for his soul to rest and to ascend to the Hall of Heroes in the afterlife.
Along the way, there will be a lot of zombies to decapitate, so be sure to have your sword at the ready. MediEvil arrives on the PS4 on October 25th.