Sony Shows Off 'MediEvil' Remake for PlayStation 4

The game originally launched on the PlayStation console in 1999.

It's time to get Medieval!

The focal point of PlayStation's State of Play live stream on Thursday was the upcoming MediEvil for PlayStation 4, a remake of the classic 1999 hack-and-slash adventure title that debuted on the original PlayStation console. The game is set to launch Oct. 25. Canadian studio Other Ocean Interactive is developing the title.

The remake features improved visuals and gameplay and maintains the folksy charm and humor of the original.

A previous remake of the game, titled MediEvil: Resurrection, was released on Sony's PlayStation Portable console in 2005.

MediEvil is just the latest game to receive a remake on Sony's current console, as over the past few years familiar PlayStation titles such as Spyro the Dragon, Crash Bandicoot and Resident Evil 2 have all undergone overhauls to be remade for PS4.

Square Enix is also currently working on a remake of the RPG Final Fantasy VII, originally released on PlayStation in 1997, though no release date has been revealed yet. Thursday's State of Play showed off new gameplay from the remake and promised more news to come in June.

Also revealed during the stream was new downloadable content for Monster Hunter World titled Iceborne, coming Sept. 6; Riverbond, a block-style adventure game, coming this summer; Away, an adventure survival game in which players control a flying rodent in a deadly natural environment; and Predator Hunting Grounds, an online multiplayer shooter due next year.