According to Develop, Square Enix is collaborating with Dontnod Entertainment on a new digital title. Dontnod Entertainment is the best known from their debut title “Remember Me”, which is set in the year 2084, in a futuristic version of Paris called Neo-Paris. The game’s plot focuses on Nilin who is a memory hunter working for an underground resistance. They are looking for a way to stop “The Memorize” corporation which has created a new product called “Sensen”, which enables people to upload and share their memories on the net and remove unpleasant memories. This device has allowed The Memorize to control over the society. Remember Me was released in June 2013.
Develop discussed about the new collaboration with the CEO of Dontnod, Oscar Guilbert, and Square Enix’s Lee Singleton. Here is what they revealed about the upcoming project:
“We’re very excited to be working with Square Enix on our new game. It’s a twist on traditional story-driven games and we can’t wait to share more with you soon.”
Dontnod, Oskar Guilbert
I’ve known Oskar and some of the team at Dontnod for quite a while now. They’re very talented so they’ve been on my list of studios I’d like to work with but we’ve never found the right game until now.”
We are not ready to announce the game details today, but I can tell you that I’m excited. This game feels refreshingly different from traditional story-driven games and you won’t have to wait long before we share more details.
Square Enix, Lee Singleton
It seems the new game will be a traditional story-driven title with a new “refreshing” direction. The Develop interview didn’t reveal much new information, but it’s likely we will be hearing more about the project at E3 2014.
For now, we can only speculate if the game is a new entry in some of Square Enix’s own franchises or a completely new IP. Since Capcom owns the “Remember Me” brand, it’s quite unlikely the project will be about it – unless Square Enix has bought the IP for themselves.
Here is a sample from the original soundtrack of Remember Me. It’s composed by Olivier Deriviere. Listen more here.