I’m not much of a gamer but I really appreciate the stunning visuals of Capcom’s new game Remember Me.
Remember Me (previously titled Adrift) is an action-adventure cyberpunk video game, scheduled for release in May 2013 for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360. It is developed by Dontnod Entertainment and published by Capcom.
The game is set in Neo-Paris in 2084. In this dystopian future, memories can be digitized and traded. Privacy and intimacy have been swept away to give way to the comfort of smart technology. The memory economy gives immense power to the ruling elite in this surveillance state.
The players control Nilin, an amnesiac “memory hunter” who can steal or alter other people’s memories. To neutralize her knowledge and capabilities, the authorities have arrested Nilin and erased her memory. After escaping prison, Nilin sets out on a mission to recover her identity while being hunted by those in power.
Remember Me combines exploration, platforming, and melee combat. The game introduces the concept of ‘memory remixing’: hacking into a person’s memories and manipulating them. Players can do this by replaying a memory and changing details to modify the subject’s recollection of the event.
Judging by the stills and videos released for this game, the cyberpunk aesthetics is impressive.
Check out the official trailer for Remember Me:
For a better preview, here’s a seven minute long gameplay featuring Nilin’s ability to remix memories.