Capcom announcesRemember Me, a "sleek" sci-fi action/adventure featuring a female protagonist named Nilin due for release on Windows and PlayStation 3 in May 2013 (apparently this is the game once known as ADRIFT). An announcement trailer gives a sense of the game (the top commenter calls it "Mirrors Edge meets Total Recall") and this remixed trailer features a whole bunch of gameplay footage inspiring this top rated comment: "It's like Assassin's Creed, Deus Ex and Watch Dogs had a baby." The Capcom Website notes they will be streaming some gameplay footage from gamescom, and in the meantime, here's word:
Today we're revealing the newest addition to our catalog: Remember Me, a sleek action/adventure set in Neo Paris, 2084, and starring Nilin (seen above), who's a memory hunter on the run.
As you can see from the trailer, this proposed future for humanity has basically done away with secrecy - memories can be bought and sold, and people can know anything about anyone for the right price. Nilin was the apparently one of the best at this, but somewhere along the line, wouldn't you know it, someone wiped her memory and now she's determined to figure out why.
Remember Me blends quick, acrobatic traversal with some equally nimble combat. However, one of the game's unique additions to the genre is the idea of "memory remixing," which can be seen in the video below:
I like the idea of manipulating memories to get NPCs to do what you want. However, it looks like that is more of a gimmick than a fundamental gameplay mechanic in this game. The memory manipulation is basically a slightly interactive cinematic, with only one path to success.
Making the guy commit suicide should be only one of many different solutions. If your primary objective is to stop the guy from gaining power, there are many ways to do that. You could manipulate his girlfriend's memories and convince her that he was having an affair, causing her to speak to the media and ruin his reputation. Or you manipulate some random dude into thinking the target raped his wife and have him shoot the target during a public speech. Or you could convince someone that they are the illegitimate child of the target, which always creates a media sensation.