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Flashback 25th Anniversary

Microids readied a new trailer for Flashback to promote its launch on Switch. Get a look at the video below.

Flashback is experiencing a slight delay in Europe. The game has been postponed to June 19, applying to both the digital version and collector’s edition. It still appears to be on track for June 7 digitally in North America (the collector’s edition is looking like a July release).

Flashback for Switch is a new version of the SNES classic. Players can choose between the original 1993 experience and Modern mode, which contains post-FX graphic filters, remastered sound and music, a new “Rewind” function that’s variable according to the level of difficulty, and tutorials.

Source: Microids PR

Flashback 25th Anniversary Collector's Edition

When Microids properly announced Flashback 25th Anniversary a couple of months ago, it was accompanied by some news about a collector’s edition. The thing is, there were only plans to release it in Europe and Australia.

It appears that the situation has changed since then. Amazon is now taking pre-orders for the Flashback 25th Anniversary Collector’s Edition, indicating that it will be available stateside.

The Flashback 25th Anniversary Collector’s Edition includes a physical copy of the game, retro cartridge-style metal case, exclusive numbered metal card, instruction booklets, soundtrack, and exclusive collector’s box.

Last month, Microids and Paul Cuisset properly announced Flashback 25th Anniversary for Switch. The classic action-adventure game is coming to Nintendo’s console in June.

Flashback 25th Anniversary won’t be a simple re-release. The new Switch version features post-FX graphic filters, completely remastered sound and music, a brand new “Rewind” function which is variable according to the level of difficulty, and tutorials.

We have several screenshots from Flashback 25th Anniversary below, including a few comparisons.

A couple of days ago, we came across a listing for Flashback 25th Anniversary on Amazon Germany. It was the first time we had heard about the Switch release since Microids’ announcement last year.

Microids has now officially confirmed that Flashback 25th Anniversary is heading to Switch in June. A collector’s edition will be sold in Europe and Australia (folks in the US can import from Amazon Germany here), which certainly makes the €39.99 price tag from Amazon Germany more justifiable. Included inside is a physical copy of Flashback 25th Anniversary, a retro cartridge style metal case, an exclusive numbered metal card, a 24-page retro-style instruction booklet, and the digital soundtrack (remastered version).

Nearly a year ago, Microids announced a slew of games for Switch. Some of these games have come out, but a few are still in development.

One upcoming title that should be released soon is Flashback 25th Anniversary. A listing for the game has now appeared on Amazon Germany, featuring a boxart and screenshots (this also confirms a physical version by the way).

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