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This article is about real world history. For the history of MediEvil's game world, see World history.

This page details the real world history of the MediEvil series and the studios behind it.
Includes information outside of 'official information' as well, such as the history of the Gallowmere Historia itself.

Legend

Timeline

1988

1989

1990

  • MillenniumIcon.png Millennium release James Pond: Underwater AgentHoverforce, Horror Zombies from the Crypt and Thunderstrike. Jason Wilson begins working for Millennium as a freelancer.[2]

1991

  • MillenniumIcon.png Millennium release Virtual Reality Vol. 2, Stormball, The Adventures of Robin Hood and James Pond 2: Codename: RoboCod.

1992

  • MillenniumIcon.png Millennium release Cyber Empires, The Aquatic Games, Daughter of Serpents, Global Effect and Rome AD 92.

1993

1994

1995

1996

1997

1998

  • Date unknownCambridge-Icon.png Sam Baker leaves SCE Cambridge Studio.
  • January: Memory Card.png Joypad CD Vol.4 - Les musiques de MediEvil is released in France. Cambridge-Icon.png Mike Froggatt joins SCE Cambridge Studio.
  • January 9: Memory Card.png MediEvil is classified as a PG game by the Australian Classification Board.[15]
  • AprilCambridge-Icon.png Derek Pollard leaves SCE Cambridge Studio.
  • May 28 - May 30: Memory Card.png A demo of MediEvil is playable at the fourth E3 in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • August 8: Memory Card.png MediEvil is classified as a game suitable for children aged 12 or above by the German Unterhaltungssoftware Selbstkontrolle.[16]
  • SeptemberMemory Card 2.png A sequel to MediEvil is first considered at this time.
  • October 8: Memory Card.png Chris Sorrell and Jason Wilson answer questions in the MediEvil Team On-line Interview on the official MediEvil website.[17]
  • October 9Memory Card.png MediEvil is released in Europe.
  • October 19: Memory Card.png The Funeral advert, created by TBWA Simons Palmer to promote MediEvil in the United Kingdom, is classified as suitable for viewing by people aged 15 or above by the British Board of Film Classification.[18]
  • October 21Memory Card.png MediEvil is released in North America.
  • October 22Memory Card.png IGN's review of MediEvil is published.
  • October 23Memory Card.png GameSpot's review of MediEvil is published.
  • NovemberMemory Card.png Absolute PlayStation's review of MediEvil is published.
  • November 16: Memory Card.png All entries into the MediEvil Hangman contest were to be received by this date.[19]
  • November 19: Memory Card.png Sony Computer Entertainment America and Pizza Hut announce a nationwide promotion. Customers who bought Pizza Hut Stuffed Crust Pizza had the opportunity to win a grand prize cash jackpot of $200,000 and a wide assortment of PlayStation prizes, including 100 PlayStation game consoles with Crash Bandicoot: WARPED, as well as 2,000 copies of PlayStation's most popular games, including MediEvil.[20]
  • November 22: Memory Card.png The nationwide promotion by SCEA and Pizza Hut begins. As part of this promotion, consumers were able to sample some PlayStation-exclusive titles when they received one of the 3.5 million PlayStation demo discs available through Pizza Hut, mthe largest number ever manufactured by SCEA by that point.[20]
  • November 23 - December 26: Memory Card.png SCEA advertises the nationwide promotion with Pizza Hut using TV adverts and one million direct mail pieces.[21]
  • December 3: Memory Card.png The Toronto Star runs a PlayStation Giveaway, giving people who send in a postcard the chance to win a Sony PlayStation game console with Dual Shock controller, memory card, and three games: Crash Bandicoot: Warped, MediEvil, and Gran Turismo.[22]
  • December 17: Memory Card.png This was the cut-off date for the Toronto Star's PlayStation Giveaway.[22]
  • December 24: Memory Card.png The winner of Toronto Star's PlayStation Giveaway is announced on this day.[22]

1999

2000

2001

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

  • January 7: Med3ico.pngMediEvil 3 petition on Petition Spot is published.
  • February 8: Med3ico.png The MediEvil 3 petition on Petition Spot reaches 50 signatures.
  • February 11: Devart.png The MediEvil-Fanclub group on DeviantArt is formed.
  • February 14: Wikipedia.png Memory Card.png The MediEvil article is published on the Portuguese Wikipedia.
  • February 15: Wikipedia.png Memory Card 2.png Resurrection-Icon.png The MediEvil 2 and MediEvil: Resurrection articles are published on the Portuguese Wikipedia.
  • February 18: Wikia.png The Gallowmere Historia is created as the Gallowmere Wiki.[47]
  • April 22: Wikipedia.png Memory Card.png The MediEvil article is published on the Norwegian Wikipedia.
  • May 18: Med3ico.png In a comment on the PlayStation.Blog, Jason Wilson mentions that the SCE Cambridge Studio previously dabbled with ideas for a PlayStation Move MediEvil game. This might have been the A Game of Bones concept.
  • May 27: Med3ico.png The MediEvil 3 petition on Petition Spot reaches 100 signatures.
  • June 4Resurrection-Icon.png MediEvil: Resurrection is rereleased as part of the PSP Essentials.
  • June 9Resurrection-Icon.png MediEvil: Resurrection is rereleased on the PS Store as part of the PSP Essentials.[48]
  • July 9: Med3ico.png A rumor that the latest issue of PSM3 magazine claims Sony Cambridge is developing a new MediEvil game starts spreading. The source of this rumour is an article on Games Thirst.
  • August 3: Wikipedia.png Memory Card 2.png Resurrection-Icon.png The MediEvil 2 and MediEvil: Resurrection articles are published on the Polish Wikipedia.
  • August 4: Memory Card.png Starting from this day, MediEvil was available for free to PlayStation Plus subscribers.[49]
  • September 1: Memory Card.png After this day, MediEvil was no longer available for free as part of the PlayStation Plus service.
  • September 18: Devart.png The Medievil-fans group on DeviantArt is formed.
  • October 13: Med3ico.png The MediEvil 3 petition on Petition Spot reaches 150 signatures.
  • October 24Medicon2.jpg RAWTalent's GTA MediEvil project is moved to the Unity game engine and becomes known as MediEvil III (occasionally stylised as Medi3vil).
  • December 28: Devart.png The MediEvil-Is-Awesome group on DeviantArt is formed.

2011

2012

2013

2014

  • January 2: Wikia.png The MediEvil 1 Wiki is renamed to the MediEvil Rolling Demo Wiki and becomes an affiliate of the Gallowmere Wiki.[61]
  • January 3: Facebook-Icon.png A MediEvil fan page called "Medievil Sir Daniel Fortesque fan's" is created on Facebook.
  • January 5: Wikia.png The MediEvil Wiki merges with the Gallowmere Wiki.
  • January 6: Wikia.png The Spanish MediEvil Wiki is renamed to the Spanish Gallowmere Wiki.[62]
  • January 27: Wikia.png The Hungarian MediEvil Wiki merges with the Hungarian Gallowmere Wiki.
  • February 11: Wikipedia.png Memory Card 2.png The MediEvil 2 article is published on the Russian Wikipedia.
  • February 14: Pswiki.png The Independent MediEvil Wiki is relocated to a new domain. However, the website has been down since late 2014.
  • February 20: Wikia.png The Primal Wiki becomes an affiliate of the Gallowmere Wiki.[63]
  • February 24: Wikia.png The Italian MediEvil-Resurrection Wiki is renamed to the Italian Gallowmere Wiki.[64]
  • March 20: Wikia.png The MediEvil Speedrunning Wiki is created.
  • March 25PSASBR-Icon.png A PSASBR Sir Daniel Fortesque avatar is released for download on the PS Store in America.
  • March 29: Wikipedia.png Resurrection-Icon.png The MediEvil: Resurrection article is published on the Russian Wikipedia.
  • April 1: Wikia.png The MediEvil Speedrunning Wiki is absorbed into the Gallowmere Wiki.
  • April 9: PSASBR-Icon.png A PSASBR Sir Daniel Fortesque avatar is released for download on the PS Store in Europe.
  • April 30: GuerrillaIcon.png Jason Riley leaves Guerrilla Cambridge.
  • May 20: Facebook-Icon.png A Medievil Fanpage (DansUnofficialCript) is created on Facebook.
  • June 4: Memory Card 2.png Two original MediEvil 2 concept artwork boards are offered up for sale on eBay.
  • June 5: Memory Card 2.png Proboards.png A thread about the auction of two concept art boards is made on the MediEvil Boards.
  • June 6: Med3ico.png A MediEvil 3 petition is published on Gamer Petitions.
  • June 14: Memory Card 2.png The auction of the two MediEvil 2 concept artwork boards ends.
  • July 9: Med3ico.png The MediEvil 3 petition on Gamer Petitions reaches 50 signatures.
  • August 5: Medicon2.jpg The MediEvil subreddit is created.
  • August 7: Medicon2.jpg KorinOo's MediEvil in Skyrim mod gets an official trailer. The mod becomes officially known as MediEvil: Hero of Gallowmere. The trailer becomes viral and is covered by several gaming related media outlets.
  • August 21Med3ico.png The MediEvil 3 petition on Gamer Petitions reaches 100 signatures.
  • September 4Medicon2.jpg Facebook-Icon.png  A French MediEvil fansite called MediEvil World is made, as well as a Facebook fan page and Twitter account to go with it.
  • September 10: Devart.png Medicon2.jpg olgatarta of DeviantArt begins publishing her MediEvil comic.
  • October 4: Memory Card.png Medicon2.jpg An unofficial hungarian translation of MediEvil is completed and released to the public.
  • October 5Med3ico.png The MediEvil 3 petition on Gamer Petitions reaches 150 signatures. The Gamer Petitions website is later shut down, and the petition disappears with it.
  • October 31: Medicon2.jpg MediEvil World's MediEvil E-book is published.

2015

  • February 3: Wikipedia.png Memory Card.png The MediEvil article is published on the Czech Wikipedia.
  • February 19: Tcrfico.png The MediEvil 2 article is published on The Cutting Room Floor.
  • March 29: Med3ico.png A video of a box projected cubemap reflection shader for a supposed PS4 MediEvil title that was never released is uploaded to YouTube. However, the video goes by unnoticed until July 9th.
  • May 7: Med3ico.png Medicon2.jpg A twitter user known as BLUE_EYES uploads supposedly leaked images and videos of a MediEvil project, suggesting Sir Daniel Fortesque will return this E3. This was interpreted by many as a MediEvil game in development for the PlayStation 4. The story was quickly covered by various gaming related media outlets.
  • May 8: Med3ico.png Medicon2.jpg BLUE_EYES leaks more images of the project and promises that its true nature will be revealed come Sunday. However, the project is soon unveiled by NeoGAF users to be the pet project of an artist known as Willms. Willms thus decides to publish his work that very same day.
  • May 9: Med3ico.pngMediEvil 3 petition is published on Change.org.
  • May 10: Med3ico.png The MediEvil 3 petition on Change.org reaches 250 signatures.
  • May 11: Medicon2.jpg 80lvl interviews Willms and publishes the interview on their website.
  • May 27: Med3ico.png The MediEvil 3 petition on Change.org reaches 500 signatures. It goes on to reach 1000 signatures, but never reaches its goal of 2000 and is eventually closed.
  • July 9: Med3ico.png A twitter user known as SpAM_CAN discovers a video of a supposed PS4 MediEvil that was never released. The story is covered by TheSixthAxis that very same day.
  • July 22: Medicon2.jpg  Source Shift announces that he is rebooting his MediEvil fan movie, The One Eyed Knight, in a thread on the MediEvil Boards.[65] However, the project doesn't go anywhere and is once again abandoned.
  • July 23Wikia.png The Gallowmere Wiki gets a major theme overhaul.
  • October 31: Medicon2.jpg KorinOo's MediEvil: Hero of Gallowmere Skyrim mod is released on Mod DB and the Skyrim Nexus.
  • December 29: The Gallowmere Wiki is renamed to the Gallowmere Historia.

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

  • February 3: B&b.png Memory Card 2.png A rumour spreads about a potential remake of MediEvil 2 being in the works after Andrew Barnabas makes some "cryptic" comments on Twitter. He later clarifies what he meant, dispelling the rumour.
  • March 4: OtherOceanIcon.png Jeff Nachbaur of Other Ocean Emeryville confirms on Twitter that the team is no longer working on "anything MediEvil.”
  • April 21: B&b.png MedRemakeIcon.png Andrew Barnabas confirms on Twitter that a standalone version of the MediEvil remake's soundtrack is in the works.
  • May 25 - June 8: MedRemakeIcon.png The MediEvil remake is on sale as part of Sony's Days of Play 2020 promotion in Europe, New Zealand, Australia and other select regions.
  • June 3 - June 17: MedRemakeIcon.png The MediEvil remake is on sale as part of Sony's Days of Play 2020 promotion in the US.
  • July 8 - July 22: MedRemakeIcon.png The MediEvil remake is available to purchase for 50% off as part of the July Savings promotion.
  • July 11: Proboards.png The MediEvil Boards are taken over by a hostile third party and all threads are erased. The boards are successfully retaken by the moderation team however and an effort to rebuild the forum begins.
  • October 6: MedRemakeIcon.png The MediEvil remake becomes a part of Sony’s PlayStation Now offering.

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  2. Jay Gunn on Facebook. Published January 12, 2017.
  3. Memory Card.png Sorcerers - Jason Riley on MediEvil Official EU Website (archived version).
  4. Memory Card.png Sorcerers - Katie Lea on MediEvil Official EU Website (archived version).
  5. Memory Card.png Sorcerers - Chris Sorrell on MediEvil Official EU Website (archived version).
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  21. "A TV-based Pizza Hut promo runs Nov. 23-Dec. 26, offering 3.5 million PlayStation sampler CDs with purchases of its stuffed crust pizza, plus a scratch-and-win contest gives customers a chance to win a $200,000 grand prize, with PlayStation consoles and games as secondary prizes. Sony buttresses the promo with one million direct mail pieces via Rapp Collins, Dallas, to lure its customers to Pizza Hut." — Elkin, Tobi, BIG PLAY in Adweek. Published September 7, 1998.
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  31. Memory Card 2.png MediEvil 2 "Need A Hand..?" promotional poster. Published by Sony Computer Entertainment in 2000.
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