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Street Fighter Director Ono Helping Out on Remember Me’s Combat

August 20, 2012 Written by Alex Osborn

When Capcom revealed their brand-new third-person action adventure IP Remember Me last week at gamescom, it had the interest of gamers everywhere piqued. With a cool futuristic premise and ambitious gameplay mechanics, there’s plenty of potential for Dontnod’s upcoming title.

Whether or not this new studio will be able to live up to the lofty expectations they have set for themselves remains to be seen, but the involvement of one industry veteran has us confident the game’s melee combat will deliver.

Famed Street Fighter director Yoshinori Ono will aid in an advisory role, imparting some wisdom to guide the French studio toward creating a successful product. Capcom senior producer Mat Hart shared the news with Eurogamer, saying:

He’s my boss and he and I speak very regularly about the game, and he’s come out with me to Paris. He knows the team and knows the game very well. I always benefit from his wisdom when I’m chatting to him about how we’re progressing.

It’s a bit like the situation Capcom has with Ninja Theory. The strategy of western development is building teams together – Capcom and a developer coming together and making a game together – as opposed to quite an old-fashioned approach of being adversarial. We’re moving away from that.

Just a few days ago, Capcom made it clear that they plan to support Remember Me for a long time, noting that they have big plans for the future of the franchise. To reaffirm this, Hart added, “When we saw the game way back last year, we instantly knew this had the DNA to support the Capcom brand and be a really strong part of our portfolio. This is going to be a major franchise for us.”

Are you excited for Remember Me or is the ambitiousness of this game too large for its own good? Let us know in the comments below.