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Remember Me: Capcom announces new IP from Dontnod Entertainment

Tuesday, 14th August 2012 10:59 GMT By Dave Cook

Capcom has announced a new IP developed by French developer Dontnod called Remember Me. It is the same game that many sites were dubbing ‘Rain’ in a recent Sony trademark filing.

Codenamed ‘Adrift’ at Gamescom 2011, Remember Me focuses on the subject of memories that can be bought and sold, which has given rise to a black market.

Here’s the official reveal trailer:

The main character is a female called Nilin, and was seen running around Neo-Paris in 2084, as seen in a reveal trailer shown by Capcom, as she engages enemies in fist fights, climbs the architecture and more.

People are all implanted with Sensation Engines – or Sen-Sen – that capture memories that can be traded or exchanged freely online. The company that manufactures the Sen-Sen is called Memoryeyes, a corporation that controls the flow of memories.

The Errorists are a group of rebels fighting against Memoreyes. The main character is gifted and can access memories at will, and change them as she sees fit. Her employer Edge leads the group.

It’s the same gameplay footage that was rumoured to be part of a Sony trademark filing last week.

Dontnod shows off some gameplay as well, starting with a rainy Neo-Paris backdrop and the Memoreyes HQ. Nilin is seen walking up to the entrance casually, and finds she can’t break in as the building is locked down. She radios Edge for another plan.

Nilin is confronted by a huge aircraft which opens fire. Nilin runs off and climbs along the side of buildings Uncharted-style, but the aircraft keeps on hounding her. She finds herself trapped in a metallic halway, forced in by the gunfire.

She can also hack doors from a safe distance to block out the aircraft’s gunfire, as well as unlocking bared doors in an instant using her Sen-Sen implant. Running into a shopping precinct, Nilin is confronted by troops on foot.

Nilin then then unloads on them with a barrage of punches and kicks that ape Batman: Arkham City’s fluid combat, before using a Memory Unload finisher on them when stunned to frazzle their brains. More guard appear, and Nilin uses her Sen-Sen to evaporate their holographic riot shields.

In the bottom left corner of the HUD is a ability radial on L2 – signifying that this is a PS3 build – that has a move called Logic Bomb and a Sensory Overload, which is ground pound attack that vegetates enemies in a nearby radius.

With the goons evaded, Nilin finds herself in stealth mode on a dark rooftop, with the aircraft back and hovering menacingly overhead. Nilin hides in the shadows and finds her chance to strike, latching onto the underside of the craft and punching through the windshield, frying the controls, which causes the ship to lose control.

Nilin has a unique power called the Memory Remix that allows her to change people’s memories. In Capcom’s second gameplay presentation, she has been sent to remix the memories of the Memoreye’s security captian, Frank Forlan.

Walking the streets, Nilin can scan for specific people. She finds Forlan in his office trying to call his wife to come meet him, but she isn’t answering, causing him to get angry. Nilin then jacks into Forlan’s memories and then plants a fake memory in his mind in which they broke up earlier that day.

The player sees the memory play out in a cut-scene, in which Forlan and his wife squabble before she starts to walk out on him. You can then pause the clip, pan back and remix the memory further, changing elements. The player makes Frank think that he got angry and tried to shoot his wife.

You can choose to have Forlan keep the safety on and just threaten her, or make him think he took the safety off and actually shot her. Once Nilin dives out of Forlan, he genuinely believes he murdered his wife hours earlier, causing him to blow his own brains out in regret. Very smart.

The demo then ends. It looks great, sort of a hybrid between Uncharted and Deus Ex or even Syndicate in terms of hacking options.

Dontnod is a new studio assembled by ex-Criterion, Ubisoft and EA staff, and Remember me is out May 2013 on PS3 and Xbox 360.

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  1. Pytox

    Trailer here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3RHgXbu0L4

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Edo

    Thanks Zana.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Zana

    “Capcom and Dontnod entertainment are proud to announce Remember Me, a brand new action adventure title for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.”

    #3 2 years ago
  4. absolutezero

    Jesus almost everything from that trailer is cribbed from another recent game. Syndicate, Binary Domain, Deus Ex : HR, Batman AA/AC. At least try and hide some of the influences.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. daytripper

    Deus Ex with boobies ?

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Edo

    @4 Yep,it doesn’t seem to be very original.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Maximum Payne

    At least its new IP….from CAPCOM!

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Malmer

    Looks great! Super excited about this one. And I really dig that they have a release date. Plus one for female lead aswell. Hopefuly they will avoid tacking multiplayer on there…

    #8 2 years ago
  9. DoubleM

    US Trailer, with PC also in the platforms: youtu.be/ULQzVRcCu0s

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Dragon246

    So much for a sucker punch game.
    I hope it turns out to be good.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. DrDamn

    @7
    +1

    We want new IP! We want new IP! Not *that* new IP, different new IP!

    In other news we want the moon on a stick…

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Ireland Michael

    Has potential. It’s nice to see Capcom leveraging a new IP at least.

    Only problem is… it’s Capcom.

    The story will likely be terrible, the acting atrocious, and you’ll end up having to pay through the nose to play the other half of the game after its release.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Edo

    @12 They are only publishers(if I’m not mistaken)in this case,but some of the lines in that trailer do sound a bit cheesy….Capcom cheesy :) .

    #13 2 years ago
  14. ManuOtaku

    Looks great, me wants.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Ireland Michael

    @13 They’re the ones who set the mandates for what the game should be.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. absolutezero

    Why bother creating a new IP when almost everything of note is taken from an already existing series?

    New IP good. New IP that could easily be confused as a new entry in a franchise, not so good.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Ireland Michael

    Contrary to popular belief, Deus Ex: Human Revolution did not magically invent the cyberpunk genre.

    It’s just the “in” thing right now apparently, thanks to the success of the game.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. DrDamn

    @17
    Yep. Given the “Rain” theme to it then the influence is more Blade Runner than Deus Ex.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. Edo

    “Contrary to popular belief, Deus Ex: Human Revolution did not magically invent the cyberpunk genre.”
    Wow…you learn something new every day.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. Pytox

    There is a gameplay video and wow :o
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m82AF52mFi4

    #20 2 years ago
  21. Edo

    Beaten.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. Ireland Michael

    Gameplay definitely looks interesting.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. Hunam

    The more cyberpunk the better to be honest.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. Ali

    The only bad thing is that it is published by Crapcom. The rest of it is what I have been dreaming for…

    #24 2 years ago
  25. TMRNetShark

    Assassin’s Creed meets Total Recall? :0

    #25 2 years ago
  26. daytripper

    @26 sCCCREEWWW YOUUUUU

    #26 2 years ago
  27. Maximum Payne

    The main character doesn’t kill? and police that chase her also didn’t have any gun so its like Minority report also ?

    #27 2 years ago
  28. freedoms_stain

    The gameplay vid posted by #20 looked interesting until the memory remix part. That looked rather dull tbh.

    #28 2 years ago
  29. ManuOtaku

    #26 which total recall, the old (good one), or the newest (the bad one), that will make a lot of difference in what you are implying.

    #29 2 years ago
  30. Maximum Payne

    @29 Its like in Assassin Creed you kill a target :D

    #30 2 years ago
  31. xino

    dues ex+uncharted+tomb raider+mirrors edge= remember me

    hope this is good and has a unique gameplay:/

    #31 2 years ago