Sony is set to unleash another State of Play update on May 9th with an “extended look at MediEvil.”
Sony has decided to go down the Nintendo route by forgoing the annual E3 conference and all the madness that entails in favor of more regular video updates in the same vein as Nintendo Direct. The update will be pretty short--just 10 minutes long, but it will feature two games we’re excited to see.
First will be an “extended look” at MediEvil, the remade hack-and-slash adventure game that was originally way back in 1998 on the original PlayStation. This is being handled by Other Ocean Interactive, the Canadian studio best known for their work on the Rick and Morty VR game. It’ll be a remake in the same way as last year’s Spyro remakes, meaning it’ll be 100% updated for modern hardware with entirely new everything.
The only things that stay the same are the plot, general level design, and the main character, the one-eyed skeleton Sir Daniel Fortesque.
MediEvil took a lot of its aesthetic from Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, and if the trailer video is anything to go by, it’ll be even MORE Burton-y on the PlayStation 4.
The original game was well received by critics for its quirky humor and smooth hack-and-slash action. Expect more of the same, only bigger, better, and in eye-watering 4K graphics.
Sony Direct--er, that is, Sony’s State of Play will also give us the "first look at a new title." We have no idea what that title could be and we have not even a hint to go on, so we’re as excited to find out as the next person.
One thing is for sure: there will be no talk about the PlayStation 5. There have been plenty of rumors about the PS5’s impending arrival, but Sony is keeping things hush-hush. Switching to a new generation of consoles is always a pretty hectic, and Sony is trying to avoid another PS4 pricing debacle by keeping it all under tight wraps.
There will also be other announcements regarding PS4 titles during the 10-minute update. State of Play starts on May 9th at 3 PM PST.