If You Haven’t Heard of Remember Me, You’ll Want To
Capcom has announced today that they’re bringing a completely original IP to the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 next May. Handled by Dontnod Entertainment, we’re given a look into the surveillance state future of Neo-Paris, a city that defines the word “dystopia.”
You’ll control Nilin, a talented woman that has had her mind erased, an unfortunate case of deliberate amnesia that probably has more than a lot to do with the fact that she used to be a “memory hunter." See, under contract from an insidious corporation, Nilin would infiltrate other people’s heads and access their innermost memories. She could siphon them, enriching herself (and her company) in information or…Or she could change them, manipulating others into thinking just about anything. Maybe a little white lie. Or maybe they could be convinced that they actually murdered someone. When it comes to messing about in the human mind, it’s easy to plunge into dangerous depths. Such is the nature of remixing memories, a trade that Nilin has now turned on the world in the hopes of gaining her very own past back. It’s a fascinating and chilling conceit that Remember Me centers on to already impressive effect.
From an early gameplay demo, Remember Me looks to be a fantastic marriage between Assassin’s Creed’s free-running exploration and Deus Ex: Human Revolution’s cyberpunky-yet-believable future. When not hanging from building sides in order to fry her targets’ brains, Nilin will engage in fluid hand-to-hand combat that’s already receiving the Arkham Asylum melee compliments (I’m beyond joyous that the industry finally figured out that it’s okay to riff on that fighting system as much as possible).
We’ve only seen the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Remember Me, meaning there’s plenty of time for anticipatory drooling yet as Capcom drops details about this project over the next several months.