The continuing stream of new content related to the forthcoming Flashback lands here at Electronic Theatre once again, with a new fact sheet detailing some of the modernisations developer VectorCell are bringing to the videogame. Flashback is currently in development for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, and is expected to launch on Xbox LIVE Arcade and PlayStation Network late in 2013.
Earlier this year Electronic Theatre had the opportunity to get hands-on with the videogame, stating in a preview of Flashback: “The gameplay still feels fresh twenty years after its debut and the look of the videogame is very impressive.”
The full fact sheet for Flashback follows below, verbatim from Ubisoft, and Electronic Theatre will keep you updated with all the latest details as the videogame approaches release.
20 years after the original game’s launch, Conrad is enlisted back to active service for the triumphant return of one of the most acclaimed franchises in gaming history.
It’s not a reboot. It’s Flashback re-imagined. The original Core-Team revamped their own creation, leveraging the best of today’s technology while remaining true to the classic side-scroller that set the standards of the genre in the 90’s.
One of the best adventure-action games ever created re-imagined by its creators. It’s the same team. It’s the same passion. Only this time, they have had much more firepower at their disposal to recreate the legendary classic!
Gorgeous graphics, amazing animations. It’s the Flashback you’ve always dreamed of. True to the original spirit but made a million times better by using modern engines such as Unreal and Havok. The makeover is completely stunning.
It’s all about Gameplay. The team modernized gameplay mechanics, making the game more reactive, offering new features, like gadgets and an experience progression system. But the developers kept the original formula in mind: a fine balance between rolling and shooting, exploring remote space stations and obliterating hostile alien planets.
Bringing back new memories. The story was revamped to speak to 21st century gamers. Most of the cast of the original game is still here – Conrad, the Morphs – but you can expect new characters and a few twists you’re definitely not going to forget… this time.
Publisher: Ubisoft Developer VectorCell Category: Platform/Adventure Platforms: XBLA/PSN Rating: 16 Provisionnal / Teen (TBC)
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