Capcom has released new details for Remember Me, the upcoming third-person action adventure from Dontnod Entertainment.
In Remember Me players assume the role of Nilin, a former memory hunter, who’s equipped with the ability to break into people’s minds and steal or alter their memories. Fearful of the knowledge and capabilities that she possesses, the authorities wipe her memory clean and lock her in a cell.
Though, after breaking out and escaping the guards, Nilin sets out on a mission to recover her identity, through the help of her last and only friend. This search for her past leads to her being hunted by the very people that created this surveillance society.
We’re told that as the story progresses, Nilin will “start remembering who she was”, re-learning all the fighting moves and skills that made her one of the world’s most elite memory hunters.
In this futuristic, Neo-Paris setting circa 2084, personal memories can be digitized, bought, sold and traded. Remember Me paints a grim future where privacy or intimacy no longer exists, having 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.”
This economy provides unimaginable power over society and its citizens to a select amount of people.
It appears Remember Me will focus on delivering a “balanced mix of combat and exploration”, allowing the player to fight their way through Neo-Paris whilst using Nilin’s martial arts proficiency as “both hunter and prey.”
The “Memory Remix”, a core foundation of the gameplay and story, of which is “innovative” according to its developer, lets Nilin alter people’s minds in real-time, changing their perspective on their “self-image and the people around them, which can have grave consequences for the world in 2084.”
In addition, Remember Me’s “Combo Lab” lets gamers fully customize the combos available to Nilin throughout the game, allowing them to adjust combos on the fly to suit every situation they come up against.
Remember Me is out on June 4 in North America and June 7 in Europe for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.