Connect with us
Advertisement

News

30 years later, Flashback is getting a new sequel

Microids and Paul Cuisset have begun development on a sequel to the classic sci-fi platformer, Flashback.

Published

on

Flashback 2 logo
Microids

Microids and Paul Cuisset have begun development on a sequel to the classic sci-fi platformer, Flashback.

Conrad B. Hart will come out of retirement next year in Flashback 2, a brand action platformer developed by Microids under the supervision of Paul Cuisset, the original game’s creator.

Released in 1992, Flashback was a genuinely groundbreaking game that won instant acclaim for its cutting-edge rotoscoped animations and expertly crafted cinematic gameplay. It received a follow-up titled Fade to Black in 1995, plus an oft-forgotten remake published by Ubisoft in 2013.

Advertisement

Speaking about the new sequel, Stéphane Longeard, CEO of Microids, says:

“We are super excited to offer the fans a sequel to this masterpiece of the French video game history. At Microids, we thrive for delivering projects highlighting the craft of talented individuals. Paul Cuisset is a French hall of famer known internationally. We are proud to work hand in hand with him and his team on this project.”

Paul Cuisset adds:

“Developing a sequel to Flashback is an idea I’ve had for a very long time. I can’t wait for players to discover the new adventures of Conrad B. Hart, a character created almost 30 years ago. With Microids, we are really aiming to please the fans of the original title while being appealing to any players with a weak spot for futuristic games.”

Flashback 2 is expected to launch next year on PC and console.


Follow Thumbsticks on Flipboard, Facebook, Google News, and Twitter for regular updates on the latest video game news.

How did we do?

We hope you found this article useful, or informative, or thought provoking, or maybe even a little entertaining. Perhaps it was a guide that helped you through a tricky bit, or we even saved you some money? Lovely stuff! If you'd like to say "thanks" you could always buy the team a cup of coffee.

Thumbsticks editor and connoisseur of Belgian buns. Currently playing: Triangle Strategy, Kirby and the Forgotten Lands, and Into the Breach.