Microids’ Flashback 2, a sequel to Paul Cuisset’s groundbreaking cinematic platformer from 1992, is now available digitally for Xbox Series X/S, PS5 and PC. However, it’s launching in Q1 2024 for Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PS4. Check out the launch trailer below.
Flashback 2 focuses on protagonist Conrad B. Hart, an agent of the Galactic Bureau of Investigation in the 22nd century. Though the system is at peace following the previous game’s events, the Morphs re-emerge, led by General Lazarus. Conrad sets out to restore peace and find his friend, Ian, utilizing his AI-powered weapon A.I.S.H.A.
While the original was more of a 2D side-scroller (with its rotoscoped animations drawing praise), Flashback 2 is a 2.5D title with fully 3D visuals, which allows for new cover-based mechanics. Players will explore environments like Titan Jungle, New Tokyo and more, sticking to the series’ penchant for action platforming. As for the previous-gen versions, stay tuned for a release date in the coming months.