The lights are on
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Delphine Software's Flashback (Flashback: The Quest for Identity in the U.S.), Ubisoft is releasing an HD remake for Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network.
The game is not a simple up-res version of the original, but rather a remake via the Unreal Engine. The trailer below lists developer VectorCell, which is an independent company formed by Flashback creator Paul Cuisset – so you know that this version of the title is getting some love.
This new Flashback takes the original's 2D side-scrolling action and renders it in 3D while still keeping the spirit of that game.
Ubisoft has not provided a price or exact release date for the game. It is, however, tabbed to be "coming soon."
Although not directly related to Flashback, if you liked Delphine's other action side-scroller from the 90s – Out of this World – check out my Moments feature on that title.
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I can't wait to try it out!
Kinda wish it still had the animated style and astetic, looks like a sequal to Epic's Shadow Complex.
HELL YEAHR!! I have the foundest memories of this game when i was a teenager.. I frig´n loved this game.. so this is gonna be a Day 1 buy for me.. cant wait to go down memory lane with this game.
I used to just roll back and forth drawing my pistol in this game, just watching how fluid the character animations were for the time. Love this game. Still have a copy for my SNES though I liked the Sega CD version better. Can't wait to play this!
wow just wooow
I'm very excited for this. I just hope it's really good.
Wow. That looks a lot better than I thought it would before I watched the clip.
This looks fantastic though quite a bit different from what I remember of the original which was a tense slow paced game (nerve racking every time you'd step into a new screen).
That said, it looks like it will fill the void that the lack of a Shadow Complex sequel has left. Definitely going to check this out.
Fantastic! Loved this game as a Young Buck. Time to go on a Quest For Identity again!
Wow! It looks like they put some love into this remake. Nice.
Flashback and Out of This World were 2 of my favorites growing up. I will be in line for this, for sure!
I played it on PC when i was a kid. This version looks like it has a lot more action than i remember. I remember the game being pretty boring honestly. Great graphics for it's time though.
Great news. I loved the original version. Never did make it past the death tower segment though.