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Flashback Getting Downloadable Reboot, Original Creator On Board

Jonathan Lester
Flashback, PC games, PSN, Ubisoft, VectorCell, XBLA

Flashback Getting Downloadable Reboot, Original Creator On Board

Paul Cuisset, founder of Delphine Software (and more recently infamous for designing Amy) will be revisiting his most famous property with modern technology.


Please, please don't mess this up. Trailer and details below.

"We wanted to do something for its 20th anniversary," explains developer Vector Cell. "It’s been that long since Flashback came out in 1992, and we thought we could both honor our fans who have been asking us for the return of Conrad for a long time and also allow a younger audience to discover the universe of Flashback."

The Unreal-powered reboot, headed to PC, PSN and XBLA, totally re-imagines the game rather than just giving it an HD makeover. It's fully (and poorly, by the sounds of things) voice acted, and favours a 2.5D MetroidVania approach to combat and exploration, resembling Shadow Complex even down to the twin-stick shooting mechanics. According to writer Simon McKenzie, Flashback is the game that Cuisset always wanted to make, and can now finally deliver without the constraints of early 90s technology.

I recently got hands-on with Flashback's latest build, which seems to suggest that it's out in "summer 2013" (I don't think that I was supposed to see that bit). Stay tuned for our interview with co-writer Simon McKenzie.

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NostromoXP  Apr. 11, 2013 at 12:38

Shadow Complex is my favourite XBLA game of all time (please release it on Steam) and if this is any where near as good I'll be happy but you are right about the voice overs sounding terrible.

I also loved Flashback when it was released so smashing these two together will hopefully be epic. Role on "Summer 2013"

Quietus  Apr. 11, 2013 at 12:48

Since he's reared his head, perhaps I can badger him into making a Darkstone sequel too. Love that game.:)

Breadster  Apr. 11, 2013 at 15:00

Hmmm, I'm not sure I like the look of this to be honest. I think I'd rather just play a HD touch up of the original.

DivideByZero  Apr. 11, 2013 at 15:40

Ahhh, that US GOLD logo takes me back :)

BetterThanLife  Apr. 12, 2013 at 10:31

You lost me at "Amy".

That game is one of the worst piles of heinous dog-sh*t that I've ever had the misfortune to play. Seriously, that game can go suck a dick. I want my money back for that game. True survival horror, they said. Innovative protection mechanics, they said. Deep personal emotional story, they said. All **** ****.

F*ck this noise. Run as fast as you can in the other direction.

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