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.
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.

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