Why Remember Me almost wasn't published!
Remember Me, formerly Adrift, had several issues with finding a publisher before Capcom. Why? Read on to find out!
In a recent interview about Remember Me, the newest IP from Capcom formerly known as Adrift, creative director Jean-Max Morris revealed that the decision to make the main character Nilin was not a popular one with publishers, as he was told:
That logic seems rather backwards to me that publishers would think that in this day and age. If the reboot to the Tomb Raider series' popularity isn't enough proof, the original Tomb Raider titles are some of the best-selling on the original PlayStation, and not having any female characters would only be holding the medium back from growing.
There was also the fact that it was too late to change her gender since there were several key moments which they thought would seem odd if they changed her to a male (something Jean-Max merely chuckled at the idea), but Morris said their reason for choice was based on the fact that most cyberpunk games were more focused on physical augmentations and creating these "man worlds" and that Nilin just fit in thematically:
Though my respect for Capcom is practically nonexistent, I admit I am glad that they've stepped up to publish this title and I give Jean-Max Morris my respect for what he's done and said. I highly recommend you read the full article here, as it goes into more detail about the title's conception and how Facebook inspired this new cyberpunk memory-based title.
Remember Me releases June 4th in North America and June 7th in Europe.