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Flashback 2 Revealed During Summer Game Fest 2022, Decades Later

Flashback 2

Summer Game Fest 2022 is in full swing. Amid such announcements as an Aliens game, there was something for old-school PC and console gamers. The beloved Flashback from creator Paul Cuisset is getting a sequel. (I guess Fade to Black doesn’t count.) Dubbed Flashback 2, the title will be out in winter 2022 for PlayStation 4 (PS4), PlayStation 5 (PS5), Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam, and it received a short teaser trailer:

Yes, the original Flashback did come out 30 years ago. I feel old.

Also, here is a brief synopsis of the plot:

After his victory over the “Master Brain” in the first episode, Conrad and his allies are once again confronted with the Morphs, who threaten all civilizations. ​

Moreover, his friend Ian, who has answers to many of Conrad’s questions, has just been kidnapped in front of him… A trick of the Morphs? For what purpose? It’s up to you to find out…​

Help him and his allies to solve this delicate and dangerous investigation through 5 levels full of action and shoot-outs and to fight the Morphs who are preparing a machiavellian plan for total control of the solar system…​

The game looks like it is keeping a 2D perspective like the first one and seems like Shadow Complex in motion. There appears to be a vertical vehicle section, and it looks like protagonist Conrad still has his trusty shields to keep him safe from damage.

I’m so happy Flashback 2 was announced. I played the original game to death on the Sega Genesis — not the SNES version because that was slow and did not have Blast Processing.

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Arthur Damian has been covering the video game industry for over ten years, and joined The Escapist in 2022. He is a huge fan of platformers, indies, and fighting games, and strives to cover them for The Escapist every chance he gets. Arthur received his Bachelor’s Degree in English from Brooklyn College in 2009. He is also the Editor-in-Chief over at That VideoGame Blog. When he isn’t writing, Arthur enjoys playing games on his Switch and PlayStation 5, and sings the praises of the greatest video game ever, Chrono Trigger, to anyone who will listen.