Posted on Thursday, August 16th, 2012 at 12:30 PM by Guest
For those of you who haven’t managed to see the trailer (or any footage so far) of Capcom‘s new game Remember Me, please check out the video below before reading any further. I wouldn’t want to spoil the experience before you have had a chance to witness it for yourself (it is over 7 minutes of footage though, so go for a toilet break first!).
Right, now how amazed by that are you? Not only does it have a Blade Runner/Watch_Dogs vibe, with elements of Mirror’s Edge and even some Assassin’s Creed and Tomb Raider thrown in for good measure, it looks incredible, and brings something new to the table amongst all of that familiarity. The instant similarity is drawn with Deus Ex, purely with the futuristic setting and the very attractive looking HUD on show. The emphasis appears to be on collecting memories and manipulating them in others, with some impressive-looking and fluid platforming thrown into the mix for good measure. It is scheduled for release in May of 2013, on Playstation 3, Xbox 360 and PC.
There were a few other surprises at Gamescom this year by Sony, two of my favourites being Rain(Working Title) by Japan Studios:
This appears to be a beautifully imagined and touching tale, and a rather interesting take on the 3D platformer.
And Until Dawn from Sony, which appears to be a cross between Alan Wake , and the movie ‘Cabin in the Woods’, all whilst using the motion control of the Playstation Move:
It’s not immediately clear from this footage whether it is likely to be just the torch that is controlled by the Move controller, but it could be very interesting to see how this feature is utilised for the rest of this horror-themed game.
Those are the titles that have got my interest for the year ahead, and two out of three of them were all for the Playstation 3 console. Overall, as with E3, Sony had the strongest showing as Microsoft and Nintendo clamoured for second place. What has got your thumbs twiddling and ready to play from the conference?
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