Capcom announced today that Dontnod Entertainment’s Remember Me will launch on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC on June 4, 2013 in North America and on June 7th across Europe. This official release date represents a slight delay from the game’s previous “May 2013” launch window.
For those who haven’t been keeping up with Remember Me, the 3rd person action adventure game is set in Neo-Paris, 2084, at a time when society has traded away the last remnants of privacy and intimacy for heavy surveillance and the false comfort that is provided by the latest technological innovations. Personal memories have been digitized and are freely bought, sold, and traded. This new “memory economy” has resulted in a tremendous amount of power concentrated in just a handful of people.
Remember Me has players take the role of Nilin, a former elite memory hunter, who has the ability to break into people’s minds and steal memories. Unlike every other memory hunter, Nilin has the ability to not only pillage other people’s memories, but she can remix them as well. This makes her a threat to the people in power, who fear that her knowledge and capabilities represent a danger to their regime. Because of this, Nilin is soon arrested and wiped of her memory.
Playing as Nilin, you must first escape from prison and then set out on a mission to recover her identity, and take on the very people responsible for creating Neo-Paris’s surveillance society.
As part of today’s announcement, Capcom released a new trailer for Remember Me that gives a quick rundown of the game’s plot. The trailer also gives us some in-game footage of the strange mutated humans with elongated limbs that first showed up in screenshots last week.
Overall, I’m fairly interested in Remember Me. The concept behind the game (especially the memory hacking gameplay segments) sounds great, and I’m curious to see just how the new IP turns out. If there is one thing holding me back on the title, it’s the not-so-hot voice acting that we have heard in the trailers. However, if the gameplay holds up this is far from a deal breaker — after all, bad voice acting can always be solved with subtitles.
Check out the latest Remember Me trailer below, and let us know what you think in the comments.