3-many-years-after-the-primary-game,-flashback-2-has-a-launch-window

Flashback 2, the sequel to the cult basic ’90s platformer which got here out earlier than I used to be even born, has gotten a brand new gameplay trailer and a launch window. You may be hopping, skipping and leaping your strategy to victory in opposition to the sinister Morphs when it comes out this November, a cool 31 years after the primary game.

Going down in “in an action-packed cyberpunk universe where the destiny of humanity itself hangs within the steadiness,” the sequel is a direct follow-up to the primary game that appears set to emulate its side-scrolling, Prince of Persia-esque gameplay. You may play sequence hero Conrad B. Hart—a reputation of frankly terrifying energy—as he fights opponents who’re “decided to enslave each civilization within the Photo voltaic System”.

Not like the primary game, the brand new one is a resplendent 2.5D affair, letting you progress alongside the ol’ Z-axis and including a bit extra depth to the game’s puzzles. It ought to be a trustworthy sequel— authentic creator Paul Cuisset is main the mission—though it isn’t but clear if it’s going to have any ties to the 1995 3D follow-up game Fade to Black (nevermind the cancelled, although now out there through emulation, Game Boy Advance sequel).

I am desirous to see how this one seems. Flashback remains to be a terrific game with some glorious concepts, as this retrospective Tom Senior wrote for PCG final yr can attest, and the thought of a brand new one with trendy bells and whistles is intriguing.

In the event you’ve not performed the primary one, you’ll be able to choose it up on Steam for a fully ridiculous £0.89/$1 over on Steam till Could 8. The second game is there too, and you may hold tabs on the Flashback 2 Steam web page for updates as growth continues.