Capcom announced a brand new third-person action and adventure game for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Windows at Gamescom. The title stars protagonist Nilin who can break into people’s minds to steal or change memories.
Capcom started off Gamescom brilliantly with the announcement of a fairly interesting brand new IP going by the name of Remember Me. The title is a third-person action and adventure game starring Nilin, a memory hunter who is well versed in martial arts and happens to be very athletic. She also has the special ability to break into an individual’s mind and capture or manipulate memories.
Afraid of Nilin’s capabilities, the authorities have wiped her memory clean; however Nilin escapes prison and sets out on a quest to rediscover who she is.
Set in Neo-Paris in the year 2084, the game features a futuristic setting in which augmented reality and memoriy digitization are an important part of society. As a result of Nilin’s special abilities, players can alter non-player character’s memories in real-time gameplay, which can affect their perspective on the people surrounding them and their own self-image.
As a result of playing the athletic Nilin, players can take advantage of the environment to climb and sneak around when being hunted as prey, but players may also take advantage of her skills in martial art — becoming the hunter.
The screenshots accompanying the announcement suggests that memories may be changed through even the most minor alteration, such as unlocking the gun’s safety and opening the suitcase ultimately lead to a character being shot in the memory. Just how much these ripples affect the person in the real world have yet to be seen, but the subtle approach to manipulating memories is already impressive and incredibly interesting.
Remember Me is expected to launch in May 2013 on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Windows platforms.