Ubisoft, VectorCell Plan To Revive The 90s Classic, Flashback
It's time to re-imagine a cyberpunk classic.
One of the more unique video games of the 90s, which involved memory manipulation, lost identities, corruption, and cyborgs, is being revived for current-generation consoles to celebrate its 20th anniversary.
The game's name is Flashback, which first released for the Amiga back in 1992. Ubisoft has announced that French developer VectorCell will produce the game that will arrive on the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade later this year.
This update will unsurprisingly feature new 3D HD graphics, fresh controls, and a new advancement mechanic for protagonist Conrad B. Hart. VectorCell also plans to make this psychological sci-fi adventure more accessible than the original, as they said just porting the same game would be "rather punishing through today's lenses." Well, yeah, most all games from past eras would seem really tough these days. Still, the developers intend to keep the game's soul and simply "put it into a new body."
In fact, five of the fifteen guys who created the original title are working on this remake of sorts, including original creator Paul Cuisset. This sounds great, but I can't shake the fact that the last game Cuisset and VectorCell made was the extremely disappointing AMY, which was an absolute debacle. I really hope they don't mess this one up that badly.
Related Game(s): Flashback
4/11/2013 11:25:45 AM Ben Dutka