Capcom building Remember Me into 'major franchise'

Publisher says it's looking to build "long-lasting relationship" with developer Dontnod; already planning releases for next-gen consoles.

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Capcom's new action game Remember Me won't ship until May 2013, but that has not kept the publisher from already stating its plans for the future of the series. Speaking to Joystiq, Capcom senior producer Mat Hart said the publisher is hoping to work with developer Dontnod Entertainment to spin the game into a series.

Capcom is hoping gamers keep Remember Me in their minds.

"We're looking to build a long-lasting relationship with [Dontnod Entertainment] as a developer, and build [Remember Me] into a major franchise," Hart said.

Hart's statement came in response to a question regarding Capcom's decision to launch the game during May 2013. He explained that it was important for Capcom to launch the game for current-generation consoles, but made it clear that future titles could see release on new systems.

"The thing is, if you leave it too late into next year, then you are starting to straddle that line where you're starting to move into the next-generation consoles," he said. "And what we wanna do is make sure we launch this on the current generation of consoles, to really sell it in, and establish it as a new IP. And then build the franchise out in line with the new consoles coming out."

Capcom announced Remember Me (formerly titled Adrift) this week during Gamescom. A third-person game due out in May 2013 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC, Remember Me has players taking on the role of Nilin, an "elite memory hunter." According to Capcom, Nilin not only is a physical threat, but also boasts a special ability that allows her to break into people's minds where she can steal or change memories.

Discussion

89 comments
FlashCharge
FlashCharge

By reading all of the comments leads one to conclude that Capcom needs a good PR person.  I guess the gamers remember you.

ao_bomber
ao_bomber

Why not Breath of Fire? That series could use some loving. . .

91210user
91210user

No one wants to be forced to remember you Capcom! Not after you messed up with Street Fighter x Tekken!

Higurashinoni
Higurashinoni

Still waiting for Megaman X9, Legends 3, Universe, Starforce 4 and just a new kind of Megaman game in general. Screw you Capcom, screw you.

fend_oblivion
fend_oblivion

"boasts a special ability that allows her to break into people's minds where she can steal or change memories."

 

^ Inception.

tgwolf
tgwolf

...'to really sell it in' and to avoid having to port it, and, of course, make it worthy of the next gen...That's what I read.

Rifqi_Hb
Rifqi_Hb

meh, the demo is not even looks good

superkadeemx
superkadeemx

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Kyrylo
Kyrylo

*sigh* Capcom becomes pathetic with every new decision. Just admit that you don't have balls to do new IPs on your own...or even continue old ones.....like with dmc. 

irishdude199210
irishdude199210

Wasn't expecting this at all, the game doesn't even look good.

DrKill09
DrKill09

Til it's canceled months after announcement like Megaman Universe...

s_h_a_d_o
s_h_a_d_o

"We're looking to build a long-lasting relationship with [Dontnod Entertainment] as a developer, and build [Remember Me] into a major franchise,"

 

Sounds like the typical Capcom strategy to milk a franchise dry. :|

chang_1910
chang_1910

lets no hype a second one capcom.. this one looks good, but lets just see how it goes.. it the mean time, start on dragon dogma..:P

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

I'm all for new, quality IPs. Hopefully this will end up being good and worth turning into a series. Capcom seems to have high-hopes for it.

Spartan_418
Spartan_418

It's like... Inception + Syndicate + Watch Dogs + Batman Arkham... or something

looks cool

gargungulunk
gargungulunk

"And what we wanna do is make sure we launch this on the current generation of consoles, to really sell it in..."

 

Yes...yes, /sell/ it in.  Sounds like your hearts in the right place. 

They couldn't even pick a baseball adjective, they went right for the bank.

 

Planning ahead for the next game will only be good if they weave the plots together, while still ending the first. 

I think of Inception, how it left me wanting more...yet I'm glad there is not a sequel.

(the best kind of hook)

 

Great concept, I want to be excited for this game, I'll give it some time.

 

 

KamuiFei
KamuiFei

Why don't they see how it works out first? Like they did with Dragons Dogma, so they can improve it based on reviews and feedback.

MusinIbnLaAhad
MusinIbnLaAhad

Remember Me reminds me of ONI,....................

Philly04
Philly04

Remember Me reminds me of Perfect Dark

Holoogamooga_
Holoogamooga_

I think Capcom's long-term planning department needs a few replacements... While this game sounds interesting, it doesn't seem wise to put so much stock in an untested IP and then continue killing their decades-old, tried and true franchises with crappy releases and negligence.

Ladiesman17
Ladiesman17

Believe me, this will be good, (so does with Dragon's Dogma.)

first game always good, new IP always good.

 

then it will be going mediocre after next sequel.

(just like  RE: Raccoon City and Lost Planet 2.)

 

-_-

rasterror
rasterror

It seems like Capcom no matter how great something looks like it can be wants to ruin their games.  Why not just start with making Remember Me into as great of a game as it looks to be and not worry about coming out with Super Hyper Turbo Remember Me six months later followed by the Ultimate version 6 months later and the Arcade version 3 months later with on disc DLC on every version.  Please Capcom don't screw this one up.

JimmeyBurrows
JimmeyBurrows

Stand alone games tend to be better than franchises... I'm dissapointed to hear they're planning to stretch it out until it goes stale before it's even been made.

cjimrun
cjimrun

I love Capcom's fighting games...but after what they've done with Resident Evil and what they haven't done with Megaman, I don't trust them with an action/adventure title anymore.  Here's hoping they prove me wrong.

SolidTy
SolidTy

Hopefully this game measures up, as the dev is untested. Definitely has potential though. :P

MW2ismygame
MW2ismygame

it looks different, but capcom,dont plan out a new franchise until you see how the first does.

cf_Kage
cf_Kage

I was really looking forward to this game, but after watching the demos and such, I realised the voice acting/scipting was a major turn off.

Mrod1212
Mrod1212

I'll be keeping an eye on this one for sure. I love sci-fi games.

DreamCuPS
DreamCuPS

The "made to have Dlc in the future" way of making a game is literally ruining the world of gaming. I wont buy a new console until it ends -i hope it ends. 

DarkSaber2k
DarkSaber2k

So we know already that game will just end without tying up loose ends or giving any sort of closure, in order to set up the sequal. Greeeeeeeat.

enzyme36
enzyme36

Great so another one of those... lets design the first game in anticipation of a 2nd game... so we dont really need to complete it....

 

what ever happened to just making solid, full gaming experience... and not cutting content for sequels/ dlcs

Halloll
Halloll

remember Megaman Capcom?

kazumashadow
kazumashadow

 @s_h_a_d_o what do you mean milking a franchise dry? Sure Capcom made some mistakes but they are far from that. I am actually excited about this, some fresh air among the absurd amount of CoD's and Assassins's Creed's we've been getting lately.

chang_1910
chang_1910

@KamuiFei they confirmed a sequel for dragon dogma, right?

yang4200
yang4200

 @kazumashadow  @s_h_a_d_o Capcom dont milk they just sell you 90% of the product then later come out with a ultimate edition with the other 10% in it.

s_h_a_d_o
s_h_a_d_o

 @kazumashadow 

Oh, come on! Capcom are one of the prime instigators of said stratagem - Lord knows, the perpetually-resurrected corpse of the Resident Evil franchise alone is beginning to stink up the place. :|

kazumashadow
kazumashadow

 @kohle36  @TheeRevolver Actually Ezio is a nice character. Sure the characters and story are not as deep as say, in MGS . Also if Tom Clancy and Brown are so bad, explain to me their success. I mean, Dan Brown pulled of a couple best sellers already and several game franchises carry Tom Clancy's name, including the great Splinter Cell series.

kohle36
kohle36

 @kazumashadow Yes, I "now" of the marvel called opinion, and was expressing one if you somehow failed to grasp that. @TheeRevolver I realize what it's striving to do, it just fails completely at it.

Don't get me wrong, I like Assassin's Creed because it has really fun gameplay and the level design is actually quite good. But be honest with yourselves - the story vacillates between blandly generic and laughably silly, and the characters are flat, unbelievable and largely unlikeable. I get that most video games aren't exactly the pinnacle of storytelling, but if you really play AC for the writing, I suggest you go read a book. Pretty much any one will do (heck even Clancy and Brown pulled off the odd moment or two).

kazumashadow
kazumashadow

 @kohle36 Sir i understand not everyone nows about this marvel i'm going to tell you so i get it if you don't understand at first. There is this little something called opinion, where some people like something and others don't and quoting AC "nothing is true, everything is permitted" or in simpler terms, you disliking something doesn't make it bad.

TheeRevolver
TheeRevolver

 @kohle36 lol did you make that up yourself or did you read it from some other narcissistic dbag online. AC has a pretty good story, it doesn't strive to be accurate, just sensational and fun. What's your holy grail of story telling?

kohle36
kohle36

 @kazumashadow Sorry to bust your bubble but the story in AC was somewhere between Tom Clancy and Dan Brown. Which is to say, somewhere between wholesale facepalmery and 'mindblowing - for people who know almost nothing about, well,  much of anything really'.

kazumashadow
kazumashadow

 @OGKNav Actually i'm not defending it, sorry if it sounded like i was. I'm just saying there are companies way worse than them. But to hell with that all hail Valve and end of story hahah.

OGKNav
OGKNav

 @kazumashadow Don't defend Capcom.

Seriously. Don't. You'll get nothing out of it.

kazumashadow
kazumashadow

 @s_h_a_d_o well sure they made mistakes with the RE franchise but it isn't nearly as abused as Activision has been doing with CoD or Ubisoft (is that right?) with AC (altough they still count with a good storyline). And with RE6 coming i think they still might have a shot at making things right.