Flashback 2 comes to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and S, Nintendo Switch and PC in November, publisher Microids has announced.
Microids released a new trailer below, which gives us our best look at the gameplay yet.
Flashback 2 is the sequel to the 16-bit sci-fi classic Flashback (let’s assume Fade to Black doesn’t exist).
The original Flashback, released by Delphine Software in 1992, follows the adventures of Agent Conrad B. from the not-so-distant future. It took the form of a platform-puzzler following Delphine’s earlier Other World, complete with strikingly cinematic rotoscoped visuals.
This new Flashback 2 is in development phase at Microids Lyon/Paris studio alongside the original Flashback creator Paul Cusset.
Here’s the official blurb:
“In the 22nd century, the United World extends throughout the Solar System, but this peace is threatened by a Morph invasion led by the fearsome General Lazarus.
“In search of his lifelong friend Ian, Conrad B. Hart once again plunges into a breathtaking adventure filled with twists and turns and revelations with the help of some of his allies, including his iconic AI-powered weapon Aisha! ”
I played and loved the original Flashback 30 years ago on my trusty Amiga 1200 (gulp), despite it being obnoxious, fussy, and frustrating. Based on this trailer of gameplay, Flashback 2 looks like a good follow-up. fingers crossed.
By the way, if you want to read more on the origins, ex-Eurogamer editor Martin Robinson wrote a great feature on the strange origins of flashbacks 10 years ago. Where does the time go, eh?