Capcom announces Remember Me, a thriller set in Neo-Paris 2084.

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#1 Edited by Napalm (9230 posts) -

So, for those severely disappointed at the Game Informer reveal will hopefully find something interesting in this story about a new title to be published by Capcom:

Capcom has revealed Remember Me, a new game and franchise from Paris, France-based developer DONTNOD Entertainment.

A brief trailer in the game showed off a young woman running and precariously leaping through a dystopian future city. Her memory has been erased, as she frequently discloses during the trailer, at one point asking, "I'm the hunter, why am I being hunted?" The game's director explained that memory is an important part of the game, sharing an intimate memory of how he met his girlfriend. "What if we could all have access to all the memories of all the people in this room," he asked. "What if we could buy, sell or share these memories?" He highlights a few examples — what if we could relive Obama's election through his own eyes? What if we could delete our own memories?

Remember Me is set in Neo-Paris in 2084, where citizens are equipped with the Sensation Engine, a piece of hardware which allows them to record and digitize the events they experience in real time. These recordings are built into profiles by the manufacturer, called Memoreyes. In Remember me, you play as Nilin, a member of the "Errorists," who are trying to take down the corporation. She escapes from the city's Bastille, armed with the ability to access anyone's memories — she is, in the director's own words, a "memory hunter."
A brief demo for the title showed Nilin carrying out her mission, hunting down a target with valuable information she must extract. Her target — one Captain Trace — finds her first, and attacks from a helicopter, Nilin flees through the city's rooftops and alleyways, parkouring over pipes and low platforms. She augments the environment by hacking machinery on the fly using an implant in her neck, lowering an elevator to a more advantageous climbing position.

She enters into combat with two armed guards, firing at them with a device on her wrist (attached to the aforementioned implant), and dispatching them with hand-to-hand combat. After getting behind one of them, she hacks into his skull, and performs a "memory overload," which filled his brain with too many memories for him to handle, and knocked him out.
Nilin also has access to a few cerebral-based powers which she can use in combat, like a "Logic Bomb," or an area of effect attack which puts enemies to sleep. She can also "Memory Remix," which allows her to change the memories of targets, which causes a "Butterfly Effect" on that person's current personality.

In a second demo, Nilin stalked another member of the Memoreyes guard through Neo-Paris's holo-billboard-lined streets. This guard was recently left by his wife — until Nilin "remixed" the memory of the break-up, rewatching it through the guard's eyes. He's shown as an alcoholic, twirling a gun as his wife tells him off. After exchanging harsh words, she leaves. Nilin rewinds the memory, and is able to influence elements in the environment. She knocks over the bottle the guard was drinking from. He trips on it, falling to the table with the gun, points it at his wife and pulls the trigger — but the safety is off. She leaves again, Nilin rewinds again, and takes the safety off the gun, ensuring the false memory of the wife's demise. Flash-forward to the present, and the guard — believing that his upcoming promotion is actually his arraignment for his wife's murder — kills himself, doing Nilin's dirty work for her.

That was it for the demo — we'll see more at Gamescom later this week. Remember Me is scheduled to come out on 360, PS3 and PC in May 2013.

Sourcey.

So, this sounds pretty awesome - a bit Minority Report-ish. Cyberpunk is totally my thing so I'm definitely interested in the execution. IGN has a trailer up. It looks Japanese as shit, even though the developer is French. The trailer isn't exactly compelling like I was hoping.

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#2 Posted by AhmadMetallic (19301 posts) -

cool

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#3 Posted by DeF (5376 posts) -

@Napalm: funny thing is that it was announced last year at gamescom already (without a publisher) and nobody cared :D (it was called Adrift back then)

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#4 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8734 posts) -

Fuuuuuuuuck that trailer looks immense.
 
Not to mention it really reminds me of the novel I'm writing.
I think my mind is being tapped.

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#5 Posted by impartialgecko (1867 posts) -

What is going on with Capcom? Suddenly Dragon's Dogma and DMC are being all risky and Capcom announces yet more new IP. Crazy times we live in.

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#6 Posted by Napalm (9230 posts) -

I updated the OP with a video link. It doesn't look as interesting as I thought, but it's just one trailer.

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#7 Posted by Joeyoe31 (848 posts) -

Never thought that Capcom would make a game based on the Monster Hunter fan base outside of Japan.

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#8 Posted by DeF (5376 posts) -

@Joeyoe31 said:

Never thought that Capcom would make a game based on the Monster Hunter fan base outside of Japan.

Capcom is only publishing.

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#9 Edited by Podunk (26 posts) -

Glad to hear it's coming to the PC, I was under the impression it would be exclusive to consoles, if it ever came out at all. Whatever the case I'm glad to finally hear more about it, and I'm surprised that Capcom's the publisher.

I'm kind of a sucker for cyberpunk, but I'm still hoping it's a quality game. The concept art released last year(?) had Blade Runner written all over it, and even a bit of Ghost in the Shell.

Looking forward to seeing more.

Edit: Just watched the trailer. I've seen that haircut before!

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#10 Posted by AlexanderSheen (5150 posts) -

Wow, alright, I'm in.

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#11 Posted by Joeyoe31 (848 posts) -
@DeF Publish my bad.
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#12 Posted by FLStyle (6284 posts) -

Looks interesting, I hope it's got a well-written plot to back it up.

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#13 Posted by Jack268 (3370 posts) -

but where are the Monster Hunter news that were coming "veeeery" soon?

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#14 Edited by Encephalon (1727 posts) -

It certainly looks cool. You've got my attention.

Also, female protagonist. Nice.

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#15 Edited by jacksukeru (6582 posts) -

I digged the music in that trailer. Haven't really seen enough to make any sort of judgement but it could be cool.

The memory exchanging thing has definetly been done before, but it also isn't even close to being overdone.

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#16 Posted by xyzygy (10595 posts) -

The combat looks a little Arkham to me. Love it!

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#17 Posted by Nentisys (929 posts) -

Looking forward to it.

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#18 Posted by Vegetable_Side_Dish (1773 posts) -
@Jack268 said:
but where are the Monster Hunter news that were coming "veeeery" soon?
lol 
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#19 Posted by jewunit (1091 posts) -

I like the look of the environment and the "memory remixing" looked neat. I am looking forward to watching the Twitch stream on Wednesday.

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#20 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8734 posts) -

Just watched the gameplay trailer and wow!
Ok, my first thought was "Guess Capcom is scared of Watch Dogs so they make their own version" but the game looks pretty solid.
I'm in.

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#21 Posted by BoG (5390 posts) -

I like this. The setting looks spectacular. It's going to suffer from all of Assassin's Creed's problems of conspicuous characters who have the uncanny ability to walk and climb around without being noticed, but whatever. I may play it just for the atmosphere.

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#22 Posted by AngelN7 (3001 posts) -

@BoG said:

I like this. The setting looks spectacular. It's going to suffer from all of Assassin's Creed's problems of conspicuous characters who have the uncanny ability to walk and climb around without being noticed, but whatever. I may play it just for the atmosphere.

Ezio is noticed by everybody they just don't do anything about it, they just stay there and talk just like in real life if some dude just starts to do some parkour/climbing stuff people would take pictures and talk about it.

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#23 Edited by Bollard (7609 posts) -

@Jack268 said:

but where are the Monster Hunter news that were coming "veeeery" soon?

All they've said was "by the end of this year". But that was before GamesCon so people we're hoping...

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#24 Posted by iAmJohn (6239 posts) -

It seems like a great concept and definitely has a neat look to it, but I'm getting the exact same vibe from that gameplay video as I did Star Wars 1313 - the best execution on those ideas you can come up with is a game that might as well be a more futuristic Assassin's Creed with puzzles where you're essentially doing what you would do in an Assassin's Creed game? They talk a big game and yet I've seen permutations on all these ideas before and the execution looks almost exactly the same as Assassin's Creed, Watch Dogs and the like.

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#25 Posted by BoG (5390 posts) -

@AngelN7 said:

@BoG said:

I like this. The setting looks spectacular. It's going to suffer from all of Assassin's Creed's problems of conspicuous characters who have the uncanny ability to walk and climb around without being noticed, but whatever. I may play it just for the atmosphere.

Ezio is noticed by everybody they just don't do anything about it, they just stay there and talk just like in real life if some dude just starts to do some parkour/climbing stuff people would take pictures and talk about it.

Considering that ACIII looks so cool, I should probably play ACII...

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#26 Posted by BisonHero (10631 posts) -

This is all I can think of when I see the title:

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#27 Posted by iAmJohn (6239 posts) -

@BoG said:

@AngelN7 said:

@BoG said:

I like this. The setting looks spectacular. It's going to suffer from all of Assassin's Creed's problems of conspicuous characters who have the uncanny ability to walk and climb around without being noticed, but whatever. I may play it just for the atmosphere.

Ezio is noticed by everybody they just don't do anything about it, they just stay there and talk just like in real life if some dude just starts to do some parkour/climbing stuff people would take pictures and talk about it.

Considering that ACIII looks so cool, I should probably play ACII...

You really should. And Brotherhood is even better. Revelations is unnecessary, however.

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#28 Posted by RVonE (4999 posts) -

I'm curious to see more of this game. I like the setting.

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#29 Posted by AngelN7 (3001 posts) -

Crap I didn't notice at first but I had the artwork of that game rotating as my desktop wallpaper for a while those weird robot sentries looked very familiar but I didn't from where.

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#30 Posted by mosespippy (4751 posts) -

A game set in 2084 and yet no one is making Midnight Brown jokes. Future Evil Knievel is not pleased.

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#31 Edited by rachelepithet (1646 posts) -

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#32 Posted by RE_Player1 (8013 posts) -

But what about the WiiU?

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#33 Posted by SamStrife (1330 posts) -

Looks like the type of game that shows great promise but can also be great to show one mission off and the rest of the game is samey. Mirror's Edge fell into this category and I've put Watch Dogs in there too.

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#34 Posted by Brendan (9082 posts) -

Wow, that girl is a dick.

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#35 Posted by Vexxan (4634 posts) -

Looks great, excited to see some new IP, and Mirror's Edge meets Deus Ex? I'm in!

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#36 Posted by Zaccheus (1999 posts) -

The concept is very intriguing. I hope it turns out well.

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#37 Posted by BraveToaster (12636 posts) -

The gameplay trailer was interesting. I'll have to see more before I commit to the hype train.

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#38 Posted by Phatmac (5931 posts) -

Gmaeplay within the memory reminds me of Ghost Trick. I'm digging what I'm seeing so far.

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#39 Posted by supamon (1339 posts) -

Color me intrigued! More and more sci-fi/futuristic games please!

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#40 Posted by Itwastuesday (1225 posts) -

Woah, it's ACTUALLY called Neo-Paris? I'M IN

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