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  FLASHBACK will be released on July 31st in North America for both collector's edition and digital version
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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

Paris - July 2, 2018: Microïds and game designer Paul Cuisset are pleased to announce Flashback, the classic action-adventure game. Consistently ranked among the best 100 games of all time, the game will be available in North America on July 31st 2018 in both digital and retail versions. 

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Super Nintendo version of game, Microïds is releasing a Collector's Edition which includes: 

  • Physical Edition of the game
  • A retro cartridge-style metal case
  • An exclusive numbered metal card
  • A 24-page retro-inspired instruction booklet
  • Digital remastered soundtrack

In the Nintendo Switch version of Flashback, players will be able to choose between the original 1993 gaming experience and Modern mode, which contains:

  • Post-FX graphic filters that players can turn on or off on the fly
  • Completely remastered sound and music
  • A brand new "Rewind" function, variable according to the level of difficulty
  • Tutorials for those who need a boost!
In Flashback, players will awaken to the year 2142. After fleeing from a space ship, stripped of all memory, the young scientist Conrad B. Hart finds himself on Titan, a colonized moon of Saturn. With enemies and kidnappers snapping at his heels, Conrad must find a way back to Earth as he wards off the dangers that plague Titan - all while unravelling a fiendish extra-terrestrial plot that threatens the planet.

Flashback is entirely subtitled in English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish and is rated E for everyone by the ESRB.

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About Microïds

Over the last few years, Microïds has built up a solid catalogue of games for PC and next-generation consoles. Its work with well-known studios and authors (Pendulo Studios, Eden Games, Paul Cuisset, Benoit Sokal...) and its adaptations of famous licences (Syberia, Garfield, Agatha Christie, Blacksad...) have enabled it to reach a wide audience. Always at the cutting edge, Microïds is plunging into new territory by developing several titles for the Nintendo Switch (Gear.Club Unlimited, Super Chariot...).

About Paul Cuisset

Paul Cuisset is one of the most prolific French creators of video games in history. Co-founder of Delphine Software, he has been a programmer, game designer and scriptwriter on famous titles such as "Future Wars", "Operation Stealth", "Cruise for a Corpse", "Moto Racer" and "Darkstone". In 1992, his classic action/adventure game "Flashback" entered the Guinness Book of World Records as the top-selling French video game in the world. In 2005, he founded the studio VectorCell, which developed "Amy" (PS3 and Xbox 360) and the HD remake of "Flashback" (PS3, Xbox 360 and PC). In 2015, he returned to the adventure genre with "Subject 13", released on PC/Mac, PS4 and Xbox One.

About Maximum Games

Maximum Games ranks as a top 15 global video game publisher of interactive digital entertainment spanning all genres and supporting multi-platforms. The company's mission is to provide a proven and strong hands-on approach to publishing, marketing and distribution. Established in 2009, the company is led by female entrepreneur Christina Seelye, a seasoned executive of digital consumer products and channel marketing. Under Seelye's leadership, the company has been recognized with numerous awards such as "Fastest Growing Tech Company" by American Business Awards, and has made the Inc. 5000 list of Fastest Growing Private Companies for the past three years. Maximum Games has offices in both the US and UK, and continues to expand its scope of global publishing and distribution via direct reach and strategic partnerships. For more information on Maximum Games, visit the company's website at www.maximumgames.com.

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Communications Manager

Phone: (925) 298-2228

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