Flashback 2, the sequel to the 1992 rotoscoped Flashback platformer, was announced and directed by original creator Paul Cuisset. In the press release, Cuisset said, “Developing a Flashback sequel is an idea I have had for a long time.”
Surprisingly, there is no mention of the last time he developed Flashback sequel, 1995’s Fade To Black.
This announcement was made by French publisher Microids, best known for adventure games such as the Syberia series and a lot of Fort Boyard games that I didn’t know existed. There are few details about the new game bar with the logo above and it will be action platform game just like the original.
Flashback is a platformer game with rotoscoped animation. As the protagonist of Conrad B. Hart, you explore futuristic worlds by jumping, climbing and ̵1; against time – the shooting of Fade To Black continues. After the events of that game But it’s a third-person 3D action game instead of a 2D platform game, I’ve never played it. But I used to pick up a box every weekend in Woolworths and look at the back screenshots. They look good at the time. But I’m glad Flashback 2 is back as an action platform.
Flashback looks astonishingly grown and looks great to me as a kid playing this game in the Amiga 500 and having made a duet with Another World, a similar platformer previously from the same studio (but not Cuisset). I’m not sure it’s stuck today: the animation is no longer impressive. But removed, and most of the weight feeling and challenge of the game disappear. It’s worth noting that Flashback received a pretty bad remake, with Cuisset moderated and released by Ubisoft in 2013.
“I can’t wait for players to discover the new adventures of Conrad B. Hart, a character created almost 30 years ago,” Cuisset said in a press release. “Flashback 2” aims to launch in 2022.