Remember Me Heroine A Sticking Point For Publishers
Remember Me traces the journey of Nilin, a woman who has the ability to change a person's memories. Set in futuristic Paris, Nilin searches for her own lost memory, battling her share of villains in the process. With such an intriguing premise, some publishers actually hesitated at having a woman as the main character!
In an interview with Penny Arcade Report, Jean-Maxime Moris claimed that some publishers balked at the idea of having a heroine headline Remember Me. "We had some that said, 'Well, we don't want to publish it because that's not going to succeed," said Moris. "You can't have a female character in games. It has to be a male character. Simple as that."
For Moris, having Remember Me center on a woman was a completely organic choice. "It was something that just felt right from the beginning," he added. "It's one of those things we never looked at from a pure, cold marketing perspective because that would have endangered the consistency of the whole game."
Remember Me, from Dontnod Entertainment and Capcom, comes out June 4th.