French developers Dontnod Entertainment may be new on the game scene, but certainly haven't flown under the radar with the development team signing up this game, known at the time as Adrift, with Sony as a PS3 exclusive back in February 2010. Only twelve months later Sony scrapped numerous titles, and Adrift was one of the unlucky titles. Some time later and the game resurfaced at Gamescom 2011 with publishing to be handled by Capcom, and PS3 exclusivity lost with PC and XBox 360 versions on the way.
2013 game Remember Me looks action packed.
Remember Me is set in Neo-Paris in 2084, a time when 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 from DONTNOD Entertainment.
Playing the role of Nilin, an elite memory hunter with a clouded past, you start the game with the authorities, fearful of their knowledge and capabilities, arresting and wiping her memory clean. After breaking out of prison Nilin sets out to recover her identity (sounds like the Jason Bourne films really).
Remember Me is a third person action adventure game with stealth elements. Nilin has the ability to break into people's minds to steal information, or alter their memories. She is also adept at using weapons and extremely athletic which allows here to climb buildings, jump over objects or melee combat with enemies.
An XBox 360 screen, but this is the Combo Lab where you design attacks.
Perhaps the most interesting aspect of this game is the ability to create your own customised combo attacks (with four active at any point in time) through the Combo Lab. In this lab there are four groups of fighting movies, called Pressens, which can be chained together. These Pressens focus on Regeneration, Power, Cooldown and Chain (which duplicates the last move, and doubles the power). If Nilin performs enough combos she earns Focus which can then be used in S-Pressens, which are essentially special powers. There are five of these including Logic Bomb (an explosive attack which can break shields), Fury (which allows Nilin to move between enemies over distance), D.O.S. (which shuts down enemy brain implants), Camo (which turns Nilin invisible) and Rest in Pieces (which turns robots into allies).
Powered by Unreal Engine 3 Remember Me is certainly a visually impressive title with great locations, animation and cut-scenes evident as seen in the demos shown off to date. As long as the frame rate holds up well this should be a solid release.
Another XBox 360 screen of Remember Me, PS3 will be nigh on identical.
As we understand it the games main character, Nilin, will be voiced by Welsh actress Kezia Burrows. As well as English, voiceovers will be provided in French, German, Spanish and Italian with subtitles in Russian, Polish and Brazilian Portuguese. Sounds like a Blu-Ray movie release doesn't it!?
Remember Me is certainly a unique looking title that promises something different and could be a loss for Sony not having exclusivity. Still, we're glad the game is still coming out on Sony's console and we'll be able to check it out when it hits retailers in June 2013.
So the game looks impressive on paper and in static screens, but the two videos below will give a better picture of what to expect. The first is the Offical Trailer, the second is the Gamescom Gameplay Demo.