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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.

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.

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