Flashback 2 Trailer Unveiled, Does Amiga Era Classic Retain Atmosphere

Flashback 2 Trailer Unveiled, Does Amiga Era Classic Retain Atmosphere

Last Updated on August 15, 2023

Publisher Microids, Microids Lyon/Paris studios, and Paul Cuisset have released a new trailer for Flashback 2, the sequel to the classic 1992 action-platformer. The trailer focuses on the city of New Washington, where Conrad B. Hart is on a mission to find his missing friend, Ian.

In New Washington, Conrad will face off against fierce enemies such as the Triangle Mafia and powerful Mechas. He will also need to use his wits and skills to solve puzzles and explore the city’s many environments.

Flashback 2 is set in the 22nd century, where the United Worlds is under threat from the Morph invasion led by the fearsome General Lazarus. Conrad B. Hart must once again dive into an action-packed adventure full of twists, turns, and revelations. He will need the help of his allies and his AI-powered weapon A.I.S.H.A. to save the day.

Flashback 2 is scheduled to be released on November 16, 2023 for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch.

Key features in Flashback 2

As you can see from the video above, this sequel (unlike 1995’s Fade to Black, which appears to be ignored) has the same 2.5D side scrolling approach. It looks impressive enough, but will it be more playable than the famously hard original?

In this game, you can expect from this sequel:

  • A vibrant sci-fi/cyberpunk universe to explore, including New Tokyo, New Washington, and the Jungle of Titan.
  • Use A.I.S.H.A., a lethal adaptive weapon enhanced with combat AI.
  • A gripping, fluid, and intricate platform shooter.
  • A 3D environment crafted for even deeper immersion.
  • Designed and developed by the creator of the original game, Paul Cuisset.

Back in 1992, Flashback revolutionized action gaming and gained legendary status, ranking amongst the top 100 video games in history.

Developed by the game original creator Paul Cuisset, in collaboration with Microids Lyon/Paris studios, Flashback 2 aims to an experience faithful to the Flashback universe, reuniting members of the original Flashback team, such as Thierry Perreau in game design and Raphaël Gesqua, the renowned composer of the Amiga version.

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