Capcom Announces New IP Entitled "Remember Me"
It's rare to hear about female lead characters in video games but Capcom is looking to change the industry.
With Gamescom just jumping off, Capcom has used this morning to reintroduce to the gaming industry its Remember Me IP, which was shown off last year under the name Adrift. The game is being developed by French studio Dontnod Entertainment and is scheduled for a May 2013 release. Set in a near-future Paris approaching the end of the 21st century, Remember Me stars Nilin, a law enforcement officer of sorts whose agency has turned against her, wiping out her memory.
Sounds very Deus Ex meets Mirror's Edge, right? Well, that fantastic combination is coming to console near you!
Nilin joins an embarrassingly stilted list of modern video game leads—which recently added a female assassin to its ranks with Assassin's Creed: Liberation's Aveline de Grandpré. Nilin's high-profile Gamescom appearance comes at a time when femininity is a hot topic in the games industry. Questions are increasingly being asked about the established boys club that is gaming, with both the press and consumers proving more sensitive than ever to issues pertaining to gender equality.
Yesterday, developer Gearbox was hit with the criticism stick after it was revealed that the internal name for a Borderlands 2 mode intended to make the game easier was called "Girlfriend Mode".
Do you believe that the No Girls Allowed mantra within the video games industry will come to an end?