“Coming soon” to the PlayStation Network, Ubisoft is publishing a remake of Flashback, in celebration of the game’s 20th anniversary. Developed by VectorCell, who previously worked on AMY, the studio is owned by the original Flashback creator, Paul Cuisset.
To see what this classic looks like re-imagined, check out this reveal trailer:
Co-writer Simon McKenzie then talked to Dealspwn about Flashback, revealing that this is how Paul Cuisset originally imagined the game:
I would hope that fans of the original will embrace this version, because it’s Paul Cuisset’s vision. It’s his game, it’s been his baby. He’s wanted to do this for a while. The timing came together, the partnership with Ubisoft and VectorCell to get it out, it was a perfect marriage. If you enjoyed Paul Cuisset’s game in the early 90s, this was the game he really wanted to make. We’ve got the technology now in the 21st century to put it out how he visualised it.
He said, this was the game in his head back in the 90s, but there were technological limitations. We were able to work with him, put some new ideas in there, but all the classic elements that you remember from Flashback – from the Death Tower to finding the fragments of your memory and piecing together the larger scheme of things – they’re all there in the new game.
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