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Ubisoft Announces Flashback HD for XBLA and PSN

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Posted on April 11, 2013 AT 06:02am

Ubisoft has officially announced a HD remake for 20 year old Amiga title Flashback on Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network.

The game is being rebuilt in 3D using the Unreal Engine, and original creator Paul Cuisset is overseeing development with his studio VectorCell. ”It’s not a reboot. It’s Flashback re-imagined,” an official description of the game claims. “You’ll find everything you always liked in this classic that set standards of the genre in the 90′s, and brought up to speed with the 21st century technology and expectations.”

A list of key features can be found below:

  • 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.

For those who don’t know, Flashback originally released for the Amiga back in 1992. You can check out a debut trailer below.

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