Flashback 2 gameplay revealed during Summer Game Fest 2022

Flashback 2 has been revealed with a Winter 2022 release window.


Geoff Keighley’s Summer Game Fest featured the reveal of multiple new games, including the return of a franchise that’s been dormant for three decades. Flashback 2 is the long-awaited follow-up to the platform shooter, and it’s coming out later this year.

The first trailer for Flashback 2 popped up at Summer Game Fest 2022 and reintroduced fans to the world they haven’t seen since 1992. We’re shown gameplay, with the 2.5D format returning for the new game. Players traverse futuristic levels, taking out enemies and avoiding detection to the best of their ability. Developer Microids provides additional context in the announcement on its website.

After defeating the Master Brain in the previous episode, Conrad and his allies are once again facing the Morphs species, threatening all civilizations. Adding insult to injury, Conrad’s best friend Ian is being kidnapped in front of him. Another dirty trick from the Morphs? It will be up to you to find out who did it and their motivations.

Flashback 2 was originally announced back in 2021, but this is the first we’ve actually seen of the legacy sequel. Flashback 2 will be released this winter for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC. A Switch version will arrive in 2023. For all of the news and announcements from Summer Game Fest 2022, Shacknews has you covered.

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    June 9, 2022 11:35 AM

    Donovan Erskine posted a new article, Flashback 2 gameplay revealed during Summer Game Fest 2022

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      June 9, 2022 6:29 PM

      There hasn't been a good sequel to Flashback yet - really hoping this one delivers.

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        June 9, 2022 10:49 PM

        I'm glad I finally tackled Fade to Black earlier this year, but I'm fairly sure I shaved five years off of my life expectancy during it.. Jesus Christ is that game flawed :(

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      June 9, 2022 10:39 PM

      The timing on this is perfect; I just finished Flashback and Fade to Black earlier this year and I'm really excited to see if this is a hard retcon of F2B and if it's actually good.

      Hopefully it drums up renewed interest in the orginal game so we can get a proper MD MSU patch to add the wonderful Sega CD soundtrack to the otherwise perfect genesis version <3

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        June 10, 2022 4:16 AM

        I loved the first one, you had way more patience with F2B than I could muster. Hard to tell much at all from this weird projected footage though other than it has hover bikes and 3D platforming. I think?

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