Flashback 2, the sequel to 1992 rotoscoped platformer Flashback, has been introduced and has unique creator Paul Cuisset at the helm. In a press launch, Cuisset notes that, “Developing a sequel to Flashback is an thought I’ve had for a really very long time.”
There is, oddly, no point out in the press launch of the final time he developed a sequel to Flashback, 1995’s Fade To Black.
The announcement was made by French writer Microids, finest recognized for journey video games like the Syberia sequence and, huh, a bunch of Fort Boyard video games I did not understand it existed. There’s little or no element about the new recreation bar the brand above and that it will be an motion platformer like the unique.
Flashback was a cinematic platformer with rotoscoped animation. As protagonist Conrad B. Hart, you explored a futuristic world with reasonable leaping, climbing and – relative to the time – capturing. Fade To Black continued after that occasions of that recreation, however was a third-person 3D motion recreation slightly than a 2D platformer. I by no means performed it, however I used to choose up the field each weekend in Woolworths and take a look at the screenshots on the again. They appeared nice for the time, however I’m glad Flashback 2 is returning to being an motion platformer.
Flashback appeared splendidly grown-up and funky to me as a child taking part in it on the Amiga 500, and shaped a pair with Another World, an earlier, related platformer from the identical studio (however not Cuisset). I’m undecided it might maintain up at the moment: the animation is now not spectacular, however take away it and the really feel, weight and problem of the recreation largely disappear. It’s value noting that Flashback received a reasonably horrible remake, with Cuisset at the helm and printed by Ubisoft, again in 2013.
“I can’t anticipate gamers to uncover the new adventures of Conrad B. Hart, a personality created virtually 30 years in the past,” says Cuisset in the press launch. “With Microids, we’re actually aiming to please the followers of the unique title whereas being interesting to any gamers with a weak spot for futuristic video games.” Flashback 2 is aiming for a 2022 launch.