Capcom’s ‘Remember Me’ June Release Announcement Yields A New Trailer

The Dontnod-developed futuristic action game is coming to consoles and the PC on June 4, and Capcom is taking you to New Paris of 2084 in this great-looking and terribly narrated story trailer.

Seriously, he sounds like an alarm company pitch man or something.

From the official synopsis:

Neo-Paris. 2084.

Personal memories can now be digitized, 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 is a 3rd person action adventure where players take on the role of Nilin, a former elite memory hunter with the ability to break into people’s minds and steal or even alter their memories. The authorities, fearful of her knowledge and capabilities have arrested Nilin and wiped her memory clean. After her escape from prison, Nilin sets out on a mission to recover her identity, helped by her last and only friend. This search for her past leads to her being hunted by the very people that created this surveillance society. During the course of the story, Nilin will start remembering who she was and re-learning all the fighting moves that made her one of the world’s leading memory hunters.

Anyway, the cinematic aspect of this cyberthriller melee-focused action game looks terrific based on the trailer, and I’ve been hearing good word here and there that the actual combat–a riff on the “Arkham”-style crowd management–is shaping up quite nicely. It’s the first partnership between Paris-based Dontnod and Capcom (who, by the way, looks to be having some better luck with this second wave of Western developers than the first which brought us “Dark Void” and the grim “Bionic Commmando” reboot).

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