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16-bit sci-fi classic sequel Flashback 2 shows off its leafy parts in new trailer

Flashback, the classic 16-bit sci-fi platformer from Delphine Software, is, as you probably already know, getting a sequel before the end of 2023, some 31 years after its original release. And new developer Microids has now offered a fresh look at Flashback 2’s action – specifically the jungle-y bits – in a new trailer as it prepares for a November release.

The original Flashback, which arrived to much acclaim back in 1992 – when everything was still in black and white, and computers were powered by magic – followed the far-flung future adventures of agent Conrad B. Hart on the trail of shapeshifting aliens attempting to infiltrate human society. It was an investigation that, much like Delphine’s earlier Another World, took the form of a strikingly rotoscoped platform-puzzler.

Flashback 2 (which, somewhat confusingly, isn’t technically the game’s first sequel, given the existence of 1995’s 3D follow-up Fade to Black) sees Conrad B. Hart return for more sci-fi adventure – somewhere in the 22nd century – as he goes in search of his friend Ian. Again.

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