Nearly 30 years after the release of Flashback, series creator Paul Cuisset is returning to helm the a sequel – aptly titled Flashback 2.
The sequel will be published by Microids and will be an action platformer, with series’ protagonist Conrad B. Hart returning once again. Flashback 2 will release on consoles and PCs in 2022 but has no firm release date announced as of yet.
“We are super excited to offer the fans a sequel to this masterpiece of the French video game history,” said Microids CEO Stephane Longeard. “At Microids, we thrive for delivering projects highlighting the craft of talented individuals. Paul Cuisset is a French hall of famer known internationally. We are proud to work hand-in-hand with him and his team on this project.”
Cuisset has formed his own team, which he will lead throughout Flashback 2’s development.
“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,” Cuisset said about Flashback 2. “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.”
The original Flashback was released in North America in 1992 and developed by French developer Delphine Software. It was published by U.S. Gold in the United States and Europe, and Sunsoft in Japan. It has been ported to the SEGA Genesis, SEGA CD and even the Dreamcast.