Cult 1992 cinematic platformer Flashback is getting a sequel
Flashback was a cinematic platformer that got here off as a mix of Prince of Persia and One other World when it launched again in 1992. It’s a little bit of a cult traditional: it seemed fairly spectacular again within the ‘90s and it nonetheless kinda does, with its fluid rotoscoped animation and vibrant sci-fi backdrop. It was reissued again in 2018 by Microids, and now that very same studio has confirmed a sequel.
Not solely that, however the unique sport’s director, Paul Cuisset, is onboard for the mission, although apparently solely in a supervisory capability. It’ll function the identical scientist protagonist, however there’s no different data on the mission at current, save that it exists.
For those who really feel such as you’ve heard about Flashback since 1992 you then’re proper: Ubisoft revealed a poorly acquired remake again in 2013 for Xbox Stay Arcade, which was additionally overseen by Cuisset. Not solely that, however Flashback kinda already has a sequel: Cuisset and co launched Fade to Black in 1995. It was acquired fairly effectively, however its fastened perspective early 3D format might be a tougher promote in 2021.
In a supplied assertion Cuisset stated that “creating a sequel to Flashback is an thought I’ve had for a really very long time. I can’t watch for gamers to find the brand new adventures of Conrad B. Hart, a personality created virtually 30 years in the past. With Microids, we’re actually aiming to please the followers of the unique title whereas being interesting to any gamers with a weak spot for futuristic video games.”
To refresh your reminiscence, here is how the unique Flashback seemed on the Amiga, and here is what Tom Senior thought after revisiting the sport final yr.