Microids has announced a new Flashback 2 release window, as well as unveiling a brand new gameplay trailer. The long-awaited sequel to the classic 90s cinematic platformer will now launch in November, and the trailer has some snippets of gameplay to get you excited to return to Conrad's world.
The new gameplay trailer will likely come as a relief if you've been wondering what happened to Flashback 2. The game was originally announced in 2021 for a 2022 release, then subsequently delayed to 2023. Now, it looks like development for the game is back on track. The gameplay trailer shows off some of Flashback 2's cinematic platformer action, calling back to the original game. You can check out the trailer right here.
Rather tellingly, the new trailer opens with protagonist Conrad intoning that he's "still here" in a voiceover. Conrad says the only thing he knows about his current situation is that the Morphs, his erstwhile enemies from the first game, are still around, and that he has "no choice but to fight them" if he wants to escape his predicament. It's a nice, straightforward setup for a Flashback sequel.
What follows is gameplay that will look familiar for fans of the original Flashback, albeit updated for the modern era. There's plenty of 2.5D gunplay and platforming, as well as some new pseudo-3D sections that play with perspective. All told, Flashback 2 looks like a solid followup to the original, so let's hope Microids can pull it off.
As well as revealing the new gameplay trailer, Microids also unveiled two special physical editions of Flashback 2: the Limited Edition and the Collector's Edition. Picking up the Limited Edition gets you a special steelbook version of the game, as well as a digital soundtrack. The Collector's Edition also contains these goodies, as well as a copy of the original Flashback, a figurine, 3 lithographs, a badge, and some stickers.
Flashback 2 is set to launch for PC, PlayStation consoles, Xbox platforms, and Nintendo Switch in November 2023. Stay tuned for a more specific release date.