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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Oh yes, this looks quite epic!
Huzzah! The day is won!
At least once every year I get an itch to play through this game. This is a truly pleasant surprise. The new visuals will take some getting used to but the trailer already makes the game look fantastic!
I've been begging for this for years. Huzzah.
I wonder if we will be lucky enough for them to throw in the original game with this as well.
I was excited until I saw Ubisoft was behind it.
Looks great!! I'm sold.
looks pretty good, would rather play the original.