In something of a surprise announcement, the 1992 classic Flashback is getting a sequel. Even more surprising is the fact that it technically already received a sequel in 1995 known as Fade to Black. Nevertheless, a fully fledged numbered sequel is on its way.
While very little is known about the project at present, including its platforms, it's said to launch in 2022 to mark the original game's 30th anniversary. The 16-bit sci-fi platformer gained a huge following of fans, with a remake even appearing on the Xbox 360 back in 2013. But ultimately, it failed to reach the same dizzying heights as the original.
Developer Microids will be partnering with the game's original creator, Paul Cuisset, who said in a press release that this is "an idea [he's] had for a very long time."
"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."
With the remake averaging at a Metacritic score of 50, it failed to invoke what made the original special for many critics. Hopefully the sequel manages to capture some of that 1992 magic in a modernised way. It seems like something Cuisset has had in his mind for a while now, and the best sequels always come to those who wait.
Fingers crossed on this one!
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