Sony had planned MediEvil 3, prototypes were developed for PS3 and PSP
MediEvil

Sony’s extensive PlayStation-exclusive line-up isn’t short of big name players but hidden beneath its blockbuster franchises are smaller, lesser known names. One of which is Sony Cambridge Studios’ MediEvil.

First released in 1998 on the PlayStation, MediEvil tells the tale of the cowardly Sir Daniel Fortesque, a knight resurrected 100 years after his death to save the land of Gallowmere from the evil sorcerer Zarok. The game recently enjoyed a re-release on PlayStation Network as a PSOne Classic, and is available now as part of the Classics range on Sony’s PS Vita.

Even after a sequel, MediEvil 2 in 2000, of which was later remade in 2005 as MediEvil: Resurrection for the PSP, Sony’s seemingly shown little interest in rebooting the franchise for the PlayStation 3, much to the disappointment of many.

However, a look over a Sony employees CV – or Curriculum vitae – from 2003 shows that a third instalment into the franchise, was at one stage, planned. The employee in question, Katie Sorrell, who worked at Sony Computer Entertainment Europe as Senior Designer from 1997 until 2006, states that she worked on “new concept work” for the game during her time at the firm. Sure, that’s quite some time ago, but diving deeper into the story, it seems that Sony’s been working with students of the University of Abertay Dundee to develop prototypes based on the IP – two designed for the PSP and another, more interestingly, designed for the PS3:

  • MediEvil: Grave Cards [ PSP ]
  • MediEvil: Boneyard [ PSP ]
  • MediEvil: Defence O’ The Damned [ PS3 + Move Support ]

Tasked with coming up with a fresh idea for the franchise on the PSP, the first, MediEvil: Grave Cards, is described as “a game based on traditional collectible card games with the gameplay twist of dominoes”, whilst the second MediEvil: Boneyard, focused on gameplay more akin to that of Sony’s Twisted Metal franchise.

The most interesting of the three projects and designed for the PlayStation 3 and PS Move, MediEvil: Defence O’ The Damned, was “developed in collaboration with Sony and the original MediEvil team at Sony Cambridge”.

Could this be a potential sign that Sony’s looking to reboot the cult-classic MediEvil franchise? We know that the game achieved Platinum status within the United Kingdom, leading to potential sales of more than 400,000 within its first year. But, is there still demand for the cowardly knight to this day, nine years after this debut appearance on the PlayStation? He’s already highly rumoured to make an appearance in Sony’s and SuperBot’s forthcoming brawler PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, perhaps heralding his return to the land of the living once more.

Let us know what you think about a potential new instalment into the MediEvil, once again starring Sir Daniel Fortesque, in the comments below.

  • Tom

    I’ve been waiting for MediEvil 3 since I beat part 2 when it was first released!

  • http://twitter.com/ozlacs jeff scalzo

    Come on and GIVE US SIR DAN!!

  • Niccolomcplain

    I WANT IT I WANT IT. ALL MY GENERATION IS WAITING, BY SEVERAL YEARS, WE WANT MEET AGAIN SIR DAN.

  • Sirdork730

    I want Medievil 3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Th3_Awak3n1ng

    Doooo iiiiiit!!!! lol Sir Dan is receiving injustice right now. He needs another game

  • Watchthis111

    Medievil was such an outstanding gem of a game, SONY would be absolutely crazy to not make a sequel.

  • Sir Dao

    “Is there still demand for the cowardly knight to this day?” YES. There is. I WANT ME SOME MEDIEVIL III! Him being in PsASBR is nice, but I WANT A NEW GAME!!! 

  • Anthony

    if they guys in Sony do not step up and make a 3rd game, I would be mad, as a long-time Playstation fan and a Medievil fan.
    BUT! Not only I want a 3rd one. I WANT IT TO BE A GREAT GAME!!!!! IT WOULD DO JUSTICE! AND IT’S BEEN FAR TOO LONG!!!

  • Anthony

    if they guys in Sony do not step up and make a 3rd game, I would be mad, as a long-time Playstation fan and a Medievil fan.
    BUT! They cannot just slap it together and call it a Medievil game because that game would stink a lot. No, not only I want a 3rd one. WE NEED A 3RD ONE AND THEY NEED TO MAKE IT A GREAT GAME!!!!! IT WOULD DO JUSTICE! IT’S BEEN TOO LONG!!! FAR TOO LONG!!!!

  • Dood

    I only want it if its like the originals. If its like that crappy remake on the psp, you can count me out. 

  • Korn

    Seriously Sony you have to make Medievil for the PS 3 their is so much potential

  • the dude

    They have to make Medievil 3!!!!! I have been waiting for 12 years!!!!!!

  • TheEnigmaBegins

    Let Sir Dan rise again! It wants to hack and slash it’s way through the zombies and goblins once more! This must happen!!! Medievil III must be made!!! The PS fans demand it!

  • Taylorkennedy41

    they need to make a 3ed game cuz theyve  worked on games like resident evil and silent hill for fr too long. why not bring back a classic and a great one at that 

  • Jimdolby

    Dan hast to come back. Soon!

  • DixieDoll11

    I will buy a PS3 if they make this game again… An xbox gamer currently.

  • ThomArellano

    Screw it! I’ll make my own version of medievil 3.it probably won’t be as good,have the budget of a rock,colecovision graphics but it’s something right?

  • shane

    Imagine how great Gallomere would look on PS3 or PS4! this game has to happen, it is an injustice that is has not happened yet! Arise Sir Dan the world needs you again..