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Remember Me and Life is Strange Dev Working on Action RPG “Vampyr”

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A new action RPG was announced today by publisher Focus Home Interactive. The game titled Vampyr, is being developed by Remember Me and Life is Strange developer Dontnod Entertainment.

There isn’t a whole lot of information for this title so far but according to TheSixthAxis, it will take place after the end of the first World War. The game will put players in the role of a doctor who returns to his homeland, currently plagued by the Spanish Flu. While treating one of his infected patients, the good doctor is bitten and transforms into a Vampire.

The doctor will find himself in a bit of a moral conundrum; should he come to the aid of those in need, or give into his vampire side and feed.  It seems the Y in the title pertains to the choices players will be presented within the game. Much like their upcoming Life is Strange title, the choices won’t be so Black and White (Or Black and Red).

No release date or platforms has been announced yet, as the game is still pretty early on in the development stage. Stay tuned.

Source: TheSixthAixs via Twitter

Square Enix Announces Life is Strange

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Getting annoyed with Square Enix and their announcements of video game sequels and remasters? Want something “new” to play? Well the Publisher has revealed a brand new ip called ‘Life is Strange’

The game stars Max Caulfield, a young woman who returns to her hometown of Arcadia, Oregon after five years only to discover that a former classmate had mysteriously vanished. Max sets out to uncover the mystery behind Rachel Amber’s disappearance, reunites with an old friend named Chloe and comes to a strange realization: She can reverse time.

Developed by DONTNOD Entertainment, the team behind ‘Remember Me’, Life is Strange will be released as episodic content and the story will evolve based on the choices the player makes. Every action taken will create a butterfly effect but thanks to Max’s new found ability to reverse time and change what happens, the game asks an interesting question: “what would you change? And would it turn out to be a change for the better or worse?”

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Life is Strange will launch on PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC. No release date has been given yet.

Via: Square Enix

Bound By Flame Soundtrack Composed by Olivier Derivière (Composer of Assassin’s Creed IV) w/ New Trailer

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Bound By Flame hits PlayStation 4 as well as PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 next month (May 9, 2014 to be exact) and today publisher Focus Home Interactive and development studio Spiders who are behind the upcoming Action RPG have released the following Full 1080P High Definition Music Trailer.

For those keeping tabs, Olivier Derivière has worked on such titles as Remember Me and Assassin’s Creed IV and has now composed the Bound By Flame Soundtrack. Iré is a singer being featured in the soundtrack as well who takes part in this creative process. Below today’s Bound By Flame Music Trailer you will find links to more work from the composer.

This Month: Xbox Games w/ Gold VS PlayStation Plus

Xbox ONE Versus PlayStation 4

This month Xbox Live gamers can expect the following games for free on Games w/ Gold for Xbox LIVE:

  • Toy Soldiers: Cold War (360)
  • Dead Island (360)

This month PlayStation Plus gamers can expect the following games for free on PS+:

  • Don’t Starve: Console Edition (PS4)
  • Metro: Last Light (PS3)
  • Outlast (PS4)
  • Remember Me (PS3)
  • Payday 2 (PS3)

Below are the trailers for said games, enjoy!

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DontNod (The Creators Of “Remember Me”) Are Not Going Out Of Business

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The french development house DontNod has not filed for bankruptcy as originally stated this week. DontNod Entertainment partnered with Capcom to release the sleeper-hit of last year “Remember Me” and is now restructuring the company for future projects as stated by the developers CEO Oskar Guilbert. Oskar refutes any of the previous claims or rumors of the companies closure or bankruptcy and that the company is still open for business. Check out the review of Remember Me here on RealGamerNewz and check for more news on this story as it develops.

Some Info Sourced: EGMNOW.com

Remember Me Review

From the very start of its story-line Remember Me is riddled with amazing eye popping visuals of a dark futuristic world. The game play has been perfectly interlaced with the characters. This injects the player directly into the story as all of the fragmented memories help to guide along the path.

The camera angles work smoothly with the control interface zooming in and out showing more detail of what remains of the city as the player navigates the map. Using ledges, rooftops, and any means possible to move towards the objective.

In typical Capcom fashion the fight sequences commence with pumped up combat music that subsides as the battle nears completion. Using what they call Pressens to create different attack combo’s that can be unlocked as you progress through the world. The combat mechanics system is a progressive system starting out easy as more of a tutorial does change to an advanced combat scenario that I don’t feel fit’s into the story-line as well as it could.

The story is set in Neo Paris in the year 2084 where memories are now purchased, sold, traded and injected into what remains as the human race. This eventually causes sever mental breaks and end up having profane side affects as people naturally always try to get too much of a good thing.

The population has been segregated into groups of the have and have not’s. Starting at the bottom with subhuman creatures that have completely lost their humanity to people who are strung out looking for the next good feeling memory they can get their hands on, all the way up to the top upper class citizens who have control over the entire market and can still afford to buy memories and live in a otherwise normal comfortable environment.

The interesting thing is the way this human ranking system is portrayed as you climb up out of the debts of the city you can see the progression with the deterioration and the mutations that are taking place with individuals and particular areas.

The main character Nilin is poised with finding out her own past as the powers to be try to stop her at every junction in fear of the power she unknowingly wields. She has an ability called memory remixing where she is able to enter other peoples memories and change manipulate the decisions they have made in the past which intern changes the physical outcome of their life whether good or bad. These segments are an excellent addition to the game-play breaking up the fighting, exploring, and evading of the opposition to help create more of the back round story as well as help her to find herself.

Final Verdict- Overall Remember Me deserves to be applauded for bringing a fresh flavor to the game industry. This title is perhaps one of the most underrated New IPs out there and Dontnod Entertainment has introduced a great storytelling immersion that encourages you to master all aspects of gameplay. Overall Remember Me earns an 8.75 out of 10 from RealGamerNewz and we hope to see more of Dontnod’s creative side and are really excited as a team to see the next story they tell through their games.

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Overall Score: 8.75 / 10

RGN Rating: Silver Game

Available On: PS3 / 360 / Windows PC

Developer: Dontnod Entertainment / Publisher: Capcom

Played On: PlayStation 3

Review Copy Info: A digital voucher for this game was provided to RealGamerNewz by the publisher for purposes of this review.

Capcom Announces Remember Me Music Remix Contest

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If you’re into video game soundtracks and music production then you may want to consider entering Capcom’s new Remember Me Music Remix Contest which challenges the entertainment community to pick the winners after hearing each contestant’s track. One of a kind Vinyl LP’s containing the winner’s custom track are among the prizes including a custom artwork for your Vinyl by Remember Me Art Director Aleksi Briclot, a copy of Remember Me, a video game console of your choice to play it on, the official Remember Me art book and other Remember Me “assorted merchandise”. Wow Capcom, that’s a come up. Check out the rest of the official terms and conditions as well as listen to the remixes once they start coming in at RememberMeRemix.com.

Remember Me: The Pandora Archive eBook Releases This Week

Capcom has announced Remember Me: The Pandora Archive eBook is available for purchase on Windows PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 this week. You can also pick it up on Google Play for Android, Kindle, as well as Kobo. The Pandora Archive takes player through a prelude of events filling in several months of backstory and leading up to the game’s plot in Remember Me. Remember Me’s main character Nillin stars as the lead role just like in the video game and readers will get to have a greater feel for what she was like as a mind-altering memory hunter. Check out the excerpt below from Capcom’s press release for more info:

“When a series of devastating bomb blasts rock Neo-Paris, former memory hunter turned Errorist, Trix, is blamed and it is reported that she was acting on orders from the Errorist group – a supposed ‘first in a series of decisive blows’ against the Memorize Corporation. In response, a S.A.B.R.E force squadron is mobilized for a retaliatory assault into Slum 404. However, before her arrest she manages to send a coded signal back to the Errorists. Unable to decode the warning, Nilin visits the Architect, an aging tech expert, who is her only hope.”

RGN Daily News #34: Buyer Beware – Are Gameplay Trailers Real?

In this episode of the RGN Daily News we discuss the latest gameplay trailers released before and after E3 2013 as the next-generation PlayStation 4 and Xbox ONE were revealed by Microsoft and Sony (finally). We will also discuss some upcoming reviews that we are bringing to the site soon including ShootMania Storm, The Last of Us, State of Decay, Remember Me and more. The day’s events go down with a tea spoon of history as Hitman and Tristan’s Twisted World reveal some of the inner-workings of the game industry older than some of the gamers out there speaking on them. Enjoy the show and as always let us know any and all feedback, we look forward to the next-generation gaming moving the art and business of games to new heights.

Remember Me Preview

Dontnod Entertainment’s new game originally named Adrift now called Remember Me should have people talking. The story is well in the future, the year 2084. The game takes place in Neo-Paris, as the story revolves around The  Sensation Engine, which enables roughly 99% of the population to upload and share their actual memories on the world wide web.

Nilin is a memory hunter employed by MEMORIZE who specialized in stealing or altering memories, has her own memory wiped by her employers. Now on the run for her life, Nilin allies with the Errorists and, with help from the rebel leader Edge, sets out to recover her lost memories and bring down MEMORIZE. Remember Me features the use of exploration, platforming, stealth, and melee combat. You can customize combos in something called the combo lab. Somethings about the games story haven’t really been revealed yet but I will let you know we can’t to play it.

Female Heros “Less Profitable” Because Publishers Aren’t Giving Them a Chance

According to a new statistic released today by video game researchers, studies have been used to show that female characters in video games serving as the main character provide less profit to publishers than male character driven games such as Halo or Gears.

After the explosive success of the latest Tomb Raider title by Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix it is almost negligent for researchers to continue this line of thinking when these same studies have also revealed that female characters receive less than half the funding for advertisement as their male companions on the average game release.

The success of breakaway title Mirror’s Edge is also pointed to as a strong source of inspiration for the gaming community as the upcoming title Remember Me is being chosen for debate amongst fans and speculators who may be considering things from the investment side of things.

If you aren’t giving a game the proper investment, nobody will know it exists. Tomb Raider was successful because it’s a great game, but it’s also successful because of a never-ending rainstorm of news, impressions, and videos that were positively reinforcing the fact that the game was good to consumers leading up to and post-launch release date. As mentioned earlier, Halo is one game that does some of the most notable launch week sales numbers in the industry meanwhile Halo 3 received $55 Million in advertising funds to help propel it to where it is today. Games featuring females are largely not getting investments anywhere near the titles that feature male protagonists meaning they are never really given a chance to do big sales in the first place. And publishers know it.

However, we feel the need as gamers to urge developers and publishers that female protagonists in games are worth investing in. Games should always be judged by their gameplay and fun factor, and not by their fashion statement. The marketability of gaming may have become mainstream as an overall business, however the titles in question such as Remember Me are not depending on market trends and shouldn’t have funding subject to it. Some of the most innovative titles in terms of gameplay include Mirror’s Edge by DICE and the Mass Effect series by Bioware feature the ability to play as a female and yet experience the latest gaming technology has to offer.

There’s also no need to release studies trying to convince us that it is financially unstable for gaming publishers with mammoth millions to invest the same in a female character-based game as they do a male. How many games released in the past console generation that were hyped to launch only to never be heard from again and become abandoned when early Reviews and Impressions came from the media and real, live gaming communities alike unleashed their findings that these games were just as mediocre and generic as their competitors, or worse the times when a game was not even worthy of being mentioned by gamers much less criticized.

Instead of conforming to a reality that was caused by lack of funding, poor decisions, random bad luck or timing, and a number of many other various factors contributing to low sales, let’s not blame it on the entire female gender further alienating one of the largest demographics in the industry. Investment and the goal of any game featuring a female protagonist should in fact be that their title will be the game that breaks the mold for the female hero. We are highly anticipating the release of Remember Me and you can read our Tomb Raider Review here if you want to see how we feel about the results of females in the game industry. In short, less complaining researchers and publishers and more groundbreaking gameplay and investment in awareness advertising for genuinely good games.

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