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Dan's Helmet (ヘルメット Herumetto ) is an item that appeared exclusively in the Japanese version of the original MediEvil. It was later obtainable in the MediEvil Short-Lived Demo for use in the demo itself and the full version of the PS4 remake.
Description and usage
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 ending FMVs.
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.
- Nick Accordino, MediEvil PS4 Demo Launches Today at PlayStation Store on PlayStation.Blog.
- "For Medievil there was a worry in Japan that Dan's skeletal head might be seen as a bad spirit and not a 'hero.'" — Jason Wilson, Interview with Jason Wilson on MediEvil Boards. Published 25 December, 2012. Retrieved 7 November, 2014.