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Retro-tinged Back in 1995 gets May release date

Go back to the '90s with the retro delight Back in 1995, seemingly true to its name.


Need a reason to return to the past for some retro gaming shenanigans?

You want to dabble in Back in 1995, which looks like it should scratch that itch nicely. It's finally been dated – and it's coming out a lot sooner than you might think, like tomorrow for PS4 owners. 

Developer Throw the Warped Code Out has skillfully crafted a throwback title published by Ratalaika Games that looks like a survival horror game you pulled straight off the shelf from the '90s. Hello, classic Silent Hill and Resident Evil vibes!

The game is full of low-res models, retro graphics, warped textures, CRT emulation, and CCTV camera angles to give you that unique fixed-angle feel you've been craving from modern survival horror games. It's also got a pretty exciting narrative involving a mystery that's overtaken the city that you'll have to unravel for yourself.

Publisher Ratalaika Games describes it as a "throwback to the survival horror and mystery games of the mid-90s 32-bit generation." That's for sure. Further, "Back in 1995 faithfully re-creates everything from this all-but-forgotten era of games."

The entirety of the project is made even more stunning when you realize it was created by indie developer Takaaki Ichijo, and was built as a way to recreate the feeling he had when he played his first few games ever. We all know those warm fuzzy rays of positivity well (we should, we're all gamers after all), so this game should deliver on the nostalgia factor.

Looking for some classic gaming that you don't have to look far for? Put your money where your mouth is every time you "wish they'd make a new game just like the old Silent Hill" and give Back in 1995 a try. You can pick up Back in 1995 on May 21 on PS4 and PS Vita, on May 22 for Xbox One, and May 24 on Nintendo Switch.  

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Fueled by horror, rainbow-sugar-pixel-rushes, and video games, Brittany is a Senior Editor at Shacknews who thrives on surrealism and ultraviolence. Follow her on Twitter @MolotovCupcake and check out her portfolio for more. Like a fabulous shooter once said, get psyched!

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