Flashback Remake Announced For XBLA, PSN

Vectorcell and Ubisoft have announced that they will be bringing back Flashback for today's generation of gamers. Many gamers probably don't remember the classic Sega title and that's why the original developers have come back to give gamers a taste of the iconic title complete with a visual and audio makeover for today's home consoles.

Flashback was one of the early narrative-driven games that saw players in the role of an agent who was suffering from a memory lapse and had to venture throughout a hostile and exotic land to recover his memories and finish a dangerous mission while being pursued by enemy forces.

One of the things that really made the original game stand out back in the day was the rotoscoping-style animations mirrored after real-life people and movements. This was the hand-drawn equivalent of using motion-capturing back in the day for 2D animated sprites. The other method was using FMV or full motion video capturing for characters, which is what was used for games like Mortal Kombat and Steven Seagal's Final Option.

Flashback will be arriving soon for the PlayStation 3's PlayStation Network and for the Microsoft Xbox 360's Xbox Live Arcade, courtesy of Ubisoft. It will be fascinating to see how the game has evolved since its heyday, and hopefully new-school gamers will be able to enjoy the remake as much as some of us old-school gamers enjoyed the original.

For more information be sure to visit the official Ubisoft website (opens in new tab).

Staff Writer at CinemaBlend.