Flashback, The cult platformer from 1992 from the famous French studio Delphine Software International receives a sequel 30 years later. On Tuesday, the Microids publisher announced this via Twitter Flashback 2 is in production and is expected to arrive on consoles and PCs in 2022.
Additional information is sparse, but what is strange is that Flashback
Flashback 2 is in production and will be released to consoles and PCs in 2022. More information is available here.
Flashback 2 is under development and will be available on consoles and PCs in 2022. More information soon! pic.twitter.com/ZpV0XN3rUT
– Microids (@Microids_off) May 4, 2021
What was missing in both follow-ups was what made the first one Flashback Such a flashy game: the novelty of its rotoscopic animation, which got the protagonist Conrad Hart moving with a similar realism Prince of Persia or Another world. Combine that with an unusual focus on story for an action platformer and Flashback has all the markers of a cult hit that’s remarkably easy to play, like A remaster is available on most platforms.
As the existing sequels have shown, this is difficult to follow up Flashback in a modern style that doesn’t just feel like a generic action game – rotoscoping really came a long way in the early 90s. Maybe Flashback 2 will surprise us all.