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Dan's Crypt (Short-Lived Demo)
Dan's Helmet was a piece of armour worn by Sir Daniel Fortesque during the Battle of Gallowmere. It is disputed whether Sir Dan retained the helmet during his resurrection in 1386 or not, but he no longer had it by the time he was resurrected in 1886.
In the Japanese version of MediEvil, Dan begins the game with the helmet equipped. It can be removed by selecting it in the inventory and equipped again by selecting it once it has been removed. It only serves as a cosmetic item and wearing it doesn't provide any bonuses. Dan also wears the helmet in all the loading screens and full motion videos until he loses it in the endings.
In the PS4 remake of MediEvil, equipping the helmet doubles the damage output of all enemies, serving as a kind of hard mode. The helmet can only be obtained in the MediEvil Short-Lived Demo by picking it up near Dan's resting place and downloading it from the PlayStation Store.
Behind the scenes
According to Jason Wilson, the addition of the helmet was a stipulation from the studio's Japanese partners, who were concerned that Dan's skeletal head might be seen as that of a bad spirit and not a 'hero' in Japan.
- Main article: Images of Dan's Helmet
In other languages
- "And make sure to keep your single eye out for the Dan’s Helmet item – an elusive piece of armor that appeared in the Japanese version of the original PS1 title. Picking up Dan’s Helmet early within the demo will reward players with an extra challenge when equipped in the full game, so don’t miss out!" — Accordino, Nick, MediEvil PS4 Demo Launches Today at PlayStation Store on PlayStation.Blog. Published September 24, 2019. Retrieved July 12, 2023.
- "For Medievil there was a worry in Japan that Dan's skeletal head might be seen as a bad spirit and not a 'hero.'" — Wilson, Jason, MediEvil developers - Q&A; on MediEvil Boards. Published December 25, 2012.