Last week at Gamescom, Capcom introduced a new game that would be coming in 2013. This game is called Remember Me and this is one game you may not to forget.
Remember Me, from DONTNOD Entertainment, is set in Neo-Paris. 2084. Personal memories can now be digitised, bought, sold and traded. The last remnants of privacy and intimacy have been swept away in what appears to be a logical progression of the explosive growth of social networks at the beginning of the 21st century. The citizens themselves have accepted this surveillance society in exchange for the comfort only smart technology can provide. This memory economy gives immense power over society to just a handful of people.
Remember Me is a 3rd person action adventure where players take on the role of Nilin, a former elite memory hunter with the ability to break into people’s minds and steal or even alter their memories. The authorities, fearful of her knowledge and capabilities arrested Nilin and wiped her memory clean. After her escape from prison, Nilin sets out on a mission to recover her identity, helped by her last and only friend. This search for her past leads to her being hunted by the very people that created this surveillance society.
Here is a short video:
Features of the game include:
Speculative, stunning vision of our future – Discover Neo-Paris 2084, where augmented reality and memory digitisation have taken control of peoples’ lives.
Play as Nilin – an elite memory hunter with a clouded past – Become the most wanted
memory hunter in Neo-Paris and experience the power to break into peoples’ minds to steal
their memories. Gain the information you need directly from people’s heads, to complete your
missions and recover your own memory.
Memory Remix – This innovative new gameplay mechanic allows players to use Nilin’s powers and alter parts of people’s memories in real-time gameplay. This will change characters’ complete perspective on their self-image and the people around them, which can have grave consequences for the world in 2084.
A balanced mix of combat and exploration – Fight your way through the different environments
Neo-Paris has to offer, using Nilin’s proficiency in martial arts, as both hunter and prey!
Localised voice over – Remember Me will include fully localised voice over in English, French,
German, Spanish and Italian as well as subtitles in Russian, Polish, and Brazilian Portuguese.
The role of Nilin, in English, will be voiced by Welsh actress Kezia Burrows.
The Memory Remix element of the game is very interesting. Rather than kill a character yourself, Nilin game remix his memories to make him think he has done something and then make him kill himself.
Take a look at the video below to see exactly what I mean:
Here are some more screenshots to keep you going:
I have to say that I really liked the look of this game. Sure it reminds me a little of Inception, and some of the fight sequences look a lot like Batman, but is that a bad thing? Some of the dialogue in the demo we say at Gamescom was a little cheesy, but again, is that a bad thing?
We will be covering more on Remember Me as details come out.
Remember Me will be available in May 2013 on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC, developed by DONTNOD Entertainment and published by Capcom.
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