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Update [Mon 22nd Aug, 2022 15:15 BST]: Before this summer, we'd been waiting a little while for some more Flashback 2 news, hadn't we? Now, publisher Microids has shared an update for this long-awaited sequel, and it means we're going to have to wait a bit longer.

In a press release shared by Gematsu, Microids is delaying Flashback 2 from its winter 2022 release date to an unspecified date next year.

Here's Microids' statement in full:


We have important news to share today regarding the launch of the video game Flashback 2. First and foremost, allow us to thank you all for your patience and your support. Our team is working hard to deliver an adventure matching players expectations for this popular franchise dear to our hearts for now more than three decades.

Originally planned for winter 2022 on consoles and PC, we took the decision to push the game release back to 2023. A more accurate launch date will be shared at a later time.

We are deeply thankful for your understanding and really hope the experience will please all gamers around the world. We will keep you up to date regularly about the development progress.


In case you missed it, here's the game's teaser trailer from Summer Game Fest this past June, and you can read our original story below:

Original Article [Thu 9th Jun, 2022 19:40 BST]: We haven't heard anything about Flashback 2 for a little while. This sequel to the oft-forgotten 1992 classic was teased last year — and yeah, we may have been a bit cheeky with our headline, but 30 years have passed!

But we finally got a new look at the upcoming Flashback sequel at this year's Summer Game Fest. The short minute-long trailer confirmed that Flashback 2 will also be coming to Switch along with all other consoles.

Not an announcement we were expecting to see today, let alone confirmation of a Switch version, but we'll take a new entry in a long-forgotten franchise any day!

Are you a Flashback fan? Let us know if you're excited about the sequel in the comments.