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Flashback remake coming in 2014

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Remember that old 16-bit platformer that was incredibly difficult, had a Metroid-esque vibe, and had an amnesiac protagonist trapped in a jungle? Well, that was Flashback, and the classic puzzle platformer is getting a fresh coat of paint from the original creators. Developer VectorCell is remaking Flashback with improved visuals while keeping all of the original gameplay intact. Plus, the developer is adding a few new features to bring the game into the modern age.

Ubisoft revealed the remake, showing beautiful graphics, improved cinematics, and additional gameplay elements, like a skill system. The skill system allows you to upgrade Conrad (the protagonist) with three different performance upgrade choices: accuracy, technology, and stamina. Each will improve his various abilities giving you additional options to solve the environmental puzzles.

Flashback will be coming to XBLA and PSN in 2014. Be sure to check back for more information as we get closer to the game's release.

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6 comments

  • Rhymenocerous - April 15, 2013 9:21 a.m.

    Welcome back Conrad... Where are your old clothes though? Also don't shoot that chick at the end of Fade to Black - she'll fly the ship for you.
  • zymn - April 12, 2013 1:53 p.m.

    Wooo!! FLASHBACK IS BACK :DDD Such a revolutionary game. Except I'm a little put off the by the cliche character design for Conrad. What was wrong with how he looked before?? And the voice acting sounds a little cheesy.
  • Cruddi - April 11, 2013 4:37 p.m.

    Just wow... I downloaded a mega drive (genesis to the US) emulator just to play this game over and over again going to be looking close at this one.
  • artcellrox - April 11, 2013 3:18 p.m.

    MY CHILDHOOD! :'D
  • SteveCameron - April 11, 2013 11:01 a.m.

    Flashback was one of my favourite games on my SNES. I'll be getting this for nostalgic reasons, hope my childhood memories aren't destroyed... I'll save them in a memory cube first. Wouldn't mind if Another World was HD'd too (Out of this World - for Americans).
  • Vordhosbn - April 11, 2013 11:56 p.m.

    +1 vote for Another World remake, and possibly Blackhawk, similar type of game although I don't think I've ever spoken to anyone else that played that, so maybe it doesn't have the market.

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