Real world history

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This article is about real world history. For the history of the MediEvil universe, see world history.

This page details the real world history of MediEvil, including the history of the MediEvil fandom itself. It is split into four subpages by decade.

Real world history by decade

Key dates

This is a selection of significant dates from the subpages. Please use the talk page to suggest any amendments or additions.



December 1995:
MediEvil MediEvil is conceptualised by Chris Sorrell after he is finished working on The Snowman and Father Christmas edutainment games.[1][2]
September 1996:
Millennium Interactive Sony MediEvil Millennium Interactive secures Sony as MediEvil's publisher.[1]
MediEvil The PlayStation version of MediEvil enters development.[3]
MediEvil Development of the Windows 95 and Sega Saturn versions of MediEvil ceases.[1]
July 4, 1997:
Sony Millennium Interactive SCEE Cambridge Studio Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) buys the Millennium game development studio from CyberLife Technology for about £6 million, due to their experience of working with the team through the preliminary months of MediEvil. The Sony Computer Entertainment Cambridge Studio is formed.[4][5]
October 9, 1998
MediEvil MediEvil is released in Europe.[6] It is the first European PlayStation title to launch with LibCrypt, a type of copy protection.[7]
October 21, 1998
MediEvil MediEvil is released in North America.[8][9][10]
June 17, 1999
MediEvil MediEvil is released in Japan.[11]
April 21, 2000:
MediEvil 2 MediEvil 2 is released in Europe.[12][13][14]
May 9, 2000:
MediEvil 2 MediEvil 2 is released in North America.[15][16]
September 1, 2005:
MediEvil: Resurrection MediEvil: Resurrection is released in Europe as a launch title for the PSP.[17][18]
September 13, 2005
MediEvil: Resurrection MediEvil: Resurrection is released in North America.[19][20]
May 31, 2009:
ProBoards The MediEvil Boards are opened.[21]
January 10, 2012:
SCEE Cambridge Studio Guerrilla Cambridge icon.png SCEE Cambridge Studio is re-established as a development branch of Guerrilla Games.[22]
January 12, 2017:
Guerrilla Cambridge icon.png SONY announces the closure of the Guerrilla Cambridge studio as part of a broader restructuring effort.[23]
December 8, 2017:
MediEvil 2019 icon.png A remake of the original MediEvil for PS4 is announced at PlayStation Experience 2017.[24] It is said to be coming in 2018.[25] This early announcement was prompted as a result of efforts by MediEvil fans, including the #ResurrectFortesque campaign on Twitter.[26]
May 9, 2019:
MediEvil 2019 icon.png The MediEvil Story Trailer is shown during Sony's State of Play show.[27] The MediEvil remake's release date is confirmed and pre-orders are opened on the PlayStation Store.[28] The contents of the Digital Deluxe edition of the game are also revealed.[27]
August 17, 2019:
The Game Prequel icon.png At 4PM UK time, Jason Wilson unveils the hardback version of MediEvil: The Game Prequel comic on his Twitter, to be published by Titan Comics.[29]
October 25, 2019:
MediEvil 2019 icon.png The Game Prequel icon.png The PS4 remake of MediEvil is released worldwide, including the Digital Deluxe edition containing the MediEvil: The Game Prequel comic.[28]
December 3, 2019:
The Game Prequel icon.png The MediEvil: The Game Prequel comic's physical edition is officially released.[30]
June 4, 2021:
Funko icon.png MediEvil 2019 icon.png A Sir Daniel Fortesque Funko Pop is announced on the official Funko Twitter.[31] It is released in most of North America, Europe and Australia over the coming months.[32][33][34][35][36]
August 15, 2023:
PlayStation Plus icon.png MediEvil: Resurrection MediEvil: Resurrection is re-released on PS4 and PS5 through the PS Plus Premium service.[37]
April 16, 2024:
PlayStation Plus icon.png MediEvil The original MediEvil comes out as part of the PlayStation Plus Premium service.[38]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 The Making of... MediEvil in Retro Gamer, Issue 49 (PDF file), page(s) 60-63. Published March 2008 by Imagine Publishing. Retrieved November 6, 2022.
  2. The Snowman in PlayStation Plus, Volume 1 Issue 3, page(s) 12. Published December 1995 by EMAP Images.
  3. MediEvil The Making of MediEvil.
  4. MediEvil 2 Development on MediEvil 2 Official EU Website (archived version at Internet Archive Wayback Machine).
  5. Jason Nisse, Sony spends £6m on research base on The Times. Published July 14, 1997.
  6. MediEvil Welcome on MediEvil Official EU Website (archived version).
  7. "You obviously weren't around when MediEvil came out - that was the first game to have this kind of protection. It was very satisfying watching all the pirates get confused over that one." — Donovan, Paul, VRally2 'openness' on Published July 8, 1999. Retrieved April 28, 2023.
  8. Challenge the Powers of Darkness in the Gothic World of MediEvil in Business Wire. Published October 21, 1998.
  9. Nelson, Randy & Perry, Douglass, MediEvil on IGN. Published October 22, 1998.
  10. What's New on PlayStation (archived version).
  11. メディーバル 〜甦ったガロメアの勇者〜 (PS)の関連情報 on Famitsu. Retrieved December 2, 2022.
  12. Medievil Times Medievil Times. Created and distributed by Claydon Heeley Jones Mason in May 2000.
  13. MediEvil 2 MediEvil 2 "Need A Hand..?" print advertisement. Published by Sony Computer Entertainment in 2000.
  14. "We have teamed up with Sony PlayStation, the world's leading games console, to give you lucky readers the chance to win a copy of MediEvil 2 which is released in the shops today." — Win Sony PlayStation games and MediEvil 2 in The Sun. Published April 21, 2000.
  15. Everyone's Favorite Undead Hero Resurrects to the PlayStation(R) Game Console In MediEvil(R) II in PR Newswire. Published May 9, 2000.
  16. "I played the demo, it seems pretty close to the original, plus a few extras, but our release date (for the "US" version) is May 9." — JJ, Medievil 2 - anyone playing? on Published April 27, 2000. Retrieved April 27, 2023.
  17. Bramwell, Tom, Euro PSP launches on Thursday! on Eurogamer. Published August 31, 2005. Retrieved April 21, 2023.
  18. PlayStation Games - MediEvil: Resurrection on Official PlayStation website (archived version). Retrieved April 20, 2023.
  19. MEDIEVIL RESURRECTION RISES FROM THE CRYPT TO THE PSP SYSTEM on (archived version). Published September 13, 2005. Retrieved April 18, 2023.
  20. Adams, David, MediEvil Resurrected at Retail on IGN. Published September 13, 2005. Retrieved April 21, 2023.
  21. Admin on MediEvil Boards (archived version). Retrieved May 15, 2023.
  22. Pearson, Dan, Sony closing BigBig Studios, restructuring Cambridge on Published January 10, 2012. Retrieved June 28, 2023.
  23. Kelion, Leo, Sony closes Guerrilla Cambridge video games studio on BBC News. Published January 12, 2017.
  24. MediEvil - PSX 2017: Teaser Trailer | PS4 on YouTube. Published December 9, 2017. Retrieved June 28, 2023.
  25. Layden, Shawn, MediEvil Returning to PS4 in 2018 on PlayStation.Blog. Published December 8, 2017. Retrieved June 28, 2023.
  26. PlayStation Presents - PSX 2017 Opening Celebration | English on YouTube. Published December 8, 2017. Retrieved June 28, 2023.
  27. 27.0 27.1 MediEvil - Story Trailer | PS4 on YouTube. Published May 9, 2019. Retrieved June 28, 2023.
  28. 28.0 28.1 Accordino, Nick, MediEvil is Unearthed October 25, 2019 on PlayStation.Blog. Published May 9, 2019. Retrieved June 28, 2023.
  29. Twitter "‘MediEvil: Fate’s Arrow.’
    @Trepan (Chris Sorrell) and I are delighted to announce that our prequel/sequel story to the original MediEvil will be released as a hardback book by @ComicsTitan with @playstation this Halloween! Here’s a peak at the art. #medievil"
    Jason Wilson (@GunnWriter) on X (formerly Twitter) (archived version at Internet Archive Wayback Machine).
  30. MediEvil on Retrieved June 28, 2023.
  31. Twitter "Coming Soon: Pop! Games - MediEvil - Sir Daniel Fortesque 💀 (@GameStop and EB Games exclusive.) Pre-order to add to your collection now!"Funko (@OriginalFunko) on Twitter. Published June 4, 2021. Retrieved May 30, 2023.
  32. MediEvil - Sir Daniel Fortesque Pop! Vinyl Figure - Toys and Collectibles on EB Games Australia (archived version). Published June 11, 2021.
  33. POP! Games: MediEvil Sir Daniel Fortesque Metallic Only at GameStop on GameStop (archived version). Retrieved June 3, 2023.
  34. Twitter GAME Teesside Park (@GAMETeesside) on Twitter (archived version). Published June 24, 2021. Retrieved June 4, 2023.
  35. Pop! Games: Sir Daniel Fortesque (Metallic) on Retrieved June 3, 2023.
  36. Funko Pop! - Sir Daniel Fortesque (PlayStation) on GameStopZing Italia. Retrieved June 4, 2023.
  37. PlayStation Plus Game Catalog for August: Sea of Stars, Moving Out 2, Destiny 2: The Witch Queen on PlayStation.Blog. Published August 9, 2023.
  38. Michel, Adam, PlayStation Plus Game Catalog for April: Dave the Diver, Tales of Kenzera: Zau, The Crew 2 and more. Published April 10, 2024. Retrieved April 11, 2024.

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