First Gameplay Trailer for “Flashback 2” Revealed
At Summer Game Fest, Microids revealed the first gameplay teaser trailer for Flashback 2, a thirty-years-later sequel to Conrad Hart’s first sci-fi adventure.
This new installment into the Flashback series (?) is being developed in collaboration with members of the original creative team, and will offer a similar blend of puzzle and action as the first game.
Here’s the official breakdown of Flashback 2 from Microids:
After defeating the Master Brain in the previous episode, Conrad and his allies are once again facing the Morphs species, threatening all civilizations. Adding insult to injury, Conrad’s best friend Ian is being kidnapped in front of him.. Another dirty trick from the Morphs? It will be up to you to find out who did it and their motivations.
Developed in close collaboration between Paul Cuisset’s team and Microids Studio Lyon, Flashback 2 will welcome players to discover a brand new story blending action, puzzle and infiltration. This adventure will take you to familiar places like Neo Washington or the Jungle, as well as new locations like Neo Tokyo or a mysterious space station.
To work on this sequel and pay tribute to the original game, Paul Cuisset managed to bring back some team members like game designer Thierry Perreau and the composer of the famous Amiga soudtrack, Raphaël Gesqua.
Flashback was praised for its innovative animation in the early 90’s, the team wanted to keep that tradition going for this new episode. To achieve their goal, the world renown stuntman Jamel Blissat (Marvel’s Moon Knight Oscar Isaac body double) was hired to do Conrad B. Hart’s motion capture.
The original Flashback (aka: Flashback: the Quest for Identity in the US) was released for a number of platforms in the mid 90s, from the SNES and SEGA Genesis to the 3DO and Atari Jaguar. The game rotoscoped animations similar to Another World (aka Out of This World), and required precise movements and meticulous planning to successfully traverse the 2D world.
Flashback 2 is planned for release in winter 2022 on PS4, PS5, Xbone, SeXbox, and PC, with a Nintendo Switch version to follow sometime 2023.
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