Flashback, a game from 1993 on the SNES, is coming exclusively to the Nintendo Switch on June 7th, 2018. Developed and published by Microïds (the folks responsible for other revivals like the Syberia games) but Flashback was originally created by Paul Cuisset. In 1993, Flashback was made it into the Guinness Book of World Records for being the top-selling French video game in the world.
Cuisset and his studio remade Flashback for the PS3, Xbox 360, and PC in 2005. Now, as the 25th anniversary of the 1993 version approaches, Flashback is coming to the latest generation of Nintendo’s consoles.
The Switch version includes two different game modes, a 1993 mode and Modern Mode. Choose the latter and you will see post-FX graphic filters, a remastered soundtrack, a “Rewind” function according to the level of difficulty, and tutorials for new players.
If you don’t quite recall, Flashback is an action adventure game set in the future, 2142. You play the part of Conrad B. Hart who wakes up on Titan, one of Saturn’s moons that humankind managed to colonize. He is being chased by “enemies and kidnappers” and he must find a way back to Earth before they get him. All the while, Hart unravels “a fiendish extra-terrestrial plot” that will destroy the moon.
Pre-orders are available now at the Nintendo E-Shop, including a special Collector’s Edition for Europe and Australia. The Collector’s Edition includes a physical copy of the game in a metal case designed after a SNES cartridge, instruction booklet, and the digital soundtrack. If you’re wondering, Flashback was not one of the games included in the recent launch of the mini SNES.
Nonetheless, do you think Flashback is a good game to port to the Switch? Are you looking forward to the remastered mode Microïds created? Let us know in the comments below!