Hands up who remembers the 16-bit classic Flashback? No? Well let me acquaint you…
Flashback was a 2D action platform game released for the Amiga way back in 1992. The original game featured fully hand-drawn backdrops with impressive (for the time) fluid animation. It’s success on the home computer ensured that it was ported to every available format at the time, proving to be particularly popular on the Mega Drive and SNES.
Now fast forward over 20 years and Ubisoft have an unexpected remake of Flashback in the works set for release via XBLA.
Although info is relatively thin on the ground at the moment, we do know that the new game is being rebuilt in 3D using the Unreal Engine. Original creator Paul Cuisset and his French development studio VectorCell are once more at the helm.
Official sources added:
“It’s not a reboot. It’s Flashback re-imagined,” describes the game’s official docs. “You’ll find everything you always liked in this classic that set standards of the genre in the 90′s, and brought up to speed with the 21st century technology and expectations.”
Checkout the reveal trailer below: