Flashback, the cult 1992 platformer from storied French studio Delphine Software International, is getting a sequel 30 years later. On Tuesday, writer Microids introduced by way of Twitter that Flashback 2 is in manufacturing and set to reach in 2022 on consoles and PC.
Further data is scant, however what’s curious is that Flashback already has a sequel: the 1995 PC/PlayStation game Fade to Black, along with a 2013 remake from VectorCell, a now-defunct studio headed up by Paul Cuisset, director of the unique Flashback.
Flashback 2 is in manufacturing and can launch in 2022 on consoles and PC. Stay tuned for extra data.
Flashback 2 est en développement et sera disponible en 2022 sur consoles et PC. Plus d’informations prochainement ! pic.twitter.com/ZpV0XN3rUT
— Microids (@Microids_off) May 4, 2021
Both follow-ups lacked what made the primary Flashback such a putting game: the novelty of its rotoscoped animation, which made protagonist Conrad Hart transfer with a realism akin to Prince of Persia or Another World. Combine that with an uncommon give attention to story for an action-platformer, and Flashback has all of the markers of a cult hit, one which is remarkably simple to play, as a remaster is available on most platforms.
As its current sequels have proven, it’s arduous to follow-up Flashback in a fashionable type that doesn’t simply really feel like a generic action game — rotoscoping actually went a great distance within the early ‘90s. Perhaps Flashback 2 will shock us all.