Flashback 2: The legendary game returns to MENA after 30 years through Manga Productions

August 23, 2023
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Riyadh, August 23, 2023: Manga Productions, a well-known Saudi Arabian company, is thrilled to announce its collaboration with Microids, a renowned video game publisher, to publish the legendary “Flashback 2″. This collaboration grants full rights for Manga Productions to publish, distribute and localize the new game ” Flashback 2″ in the MENA region. The game will be available for players on November 16 on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation4, PlayStation5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X and PC. The official trailer launched simultaneously with the Gamescom exhibition the world’s largest event for video games in Europe, held in Cologne, Germany, from August 23 to 27.


Flashback 2 has an exhilarating journey including the Jungle and the city of New Washington. The player must use his trusty weapon, upgradeable throughout the game, to take down the Morphs threatening all civilizations. Meticulously designed shadows can be an ally for evasion or help the player eliminate enemies with stealth.

Dr. Essam Bukhari, CEO of Manga Productions, stated about the partnership with Microids: “I am delighted to announce our collaboration with Microids to publish the legendary game “Flashback 2”.  We are proud of Manga Productions not only to revive this iconic game but also to localize it with Saudi talents. This endeavor allows us to inspire and empower our Saudi talents, hone their skills and spread creativity to the world. We are excited to deliver a remarkable gaming experience and leave a lasting impact on the industry.”

Eng. Abdulaziz Alnaghmoosh, Director of Marketing, Distribution, and Business Development at Manga Productions, expressed his excitement about the partnership, stating, “We are happy to collaborate with Microids to publish the iconic game “Flashback 2″. As Manga Productions, we always strive to bring unique experiences to our audience, and this collaboration perfectly aligns with our mission of promoting creativity and gaming innovation in the region.”

Stéphane Longeard, CEO of Microids, and Yves Bléhaut, Strategic Partnerships of Microids, expressed their enthusiasm for the collaboration. Longeard said, “We are delighted to partner with Manga Productions to publish “Flashback 2″. As a publisher, we are committed to delivering exceptional gaming experiences and working with Manga Productions allows us to reach new audiences and continue the legacy of this iconic game.” Bléhaut added, “Together, we aim to provide gamers with a new extraordinary adventure that resonates with fans of the original ‘Flashback’ and new players alike.”

In celebration of its 30th anniversary, “Flashback 2” is getting a stunning makeover; it is worth mentioning that “Flashback” is a game well ahead of its time, revolutionizing the industry with superb character animations and rich storytelling. Even today, according to IGN it is on the list of the top 100 SNES games (Super Nintendo) and was listed in the Guinness World Record as the best-selling French game.