Flashback 2, the sequel to 1992’s landmark Flashback, has a new trailer, and it’s coming to consoles and PC later on this year.
Check out the trailer below
The description reads:
“Conrad is back! 30 years after Flashback, Paul Cuisset’s mythical game, which made the licence known worldwide, is back with this new sci-fi action-adventure game!
“After his victory over the ‘Master Brain’ in the first episode, Conrad and his allies are once again confronted with the Morphs, who threaten all civilizations.
“Moreover, his friend Ian, who has answers to many of Conrad’s questions, has just been kidnapped in front of him… A trick of the Morphs? For what purpose? It’s up to you to find out…
“Help him and his allies to solve this delicate and dangerous investigation through 5 levels full of action and shoot-outs and to fight the Morphs who are preparing a machiavellian plan for total control of the solar system…”
The reason that Flashback was such a big deal was that its director, Paul Cuisset, was one of the first to really tap into the cinematic potential of games. The cutscenes were—and still are—things of awe. They wordlessly propelled the story, and the platforming was a thrill, because it took its cues from Prince of Persia.
There was, in fact, another Flashback—an HD remake of the original—in 2013. It didn’t impress people, because it lacked the flair and focus of its predecessor.
Hopefully, Flashback 2 will fare better.