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Devs want Remember Me to 'stand out' from white male hero stereotype

A mixed-race female stars in Capcom's upcoming action title Remember Me to distance it from the excesses of white male hero stereotypes, the game's creative lead has said.

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j-blaze1257d ago

fix her damn face first!

ScubbaSteve1257d ago

Sounds like Capcoms next Day 1 DLC to me.

DigitalRaptor1256d ago (Edited 1256d ago )

I agree with this. The rest of the game just looks beautiful and distinctive with the futuristic art style, but there's something off about Nilin's face in terms of design.

nofallouthero1257d ago

this game seems very interesting a open world game set in neo-Paris with a french black female protaganist that's something you don't see ever

-GametimeUK-1257d ago

Its brilliant to have a game that doesn't have the white male stereotype, but I don't think you should make your main character a black female just to rebel against current trends. Just do it because it feels right. I don't think having an article about a main characters skin colour is important, to be fair.

Sheikh Yerbouti1257d ago (Edited 1257d ago )

"Feels right." Really? There's a hell of a lot of white male protagonists. It should always feel right. LOL! Still want my Marcus Fenix, Cole and Nathan though.

I'll say it should reflect society and/or the market the industry is serving. As society becomes more diverse and gaming mainstream, the feeling will just grow.

So come on! Comic books have been progressive and integrated for decades, albeit chauvinistic. Games should be the same way, and I think most gamers and devs are on board.

nukeitall1256d ago

I agree, but where are the asians!?

mochachino1256d ago

Sleeping Dogs and Mirrors Edge...

Unless you meant south Asians? Then there are none

nukeitall1255d ago

@mochachino:

Mirror's Edge is one of the very few games that has a south-east asian protagonist. However, Sleeping Dogs takes place in Hong Kong... so it only seems fitting.

We need more diversity though!

JimmyHACK1257d ago

Sounds like they are like "Hey give us attention, we have a token girl!" Not like Capcom to do sterotyped characters haha.

Either way, hope game is good. Could care less "what" the lead character is as long as it is a good one that fits properly into the story.

Kos-Mos1257d ago

Your comment is just way off.

Somebody1257d ago

They really do sounded like begging for attention with such an announcement. Not surprising since they are introducing a new character to the gaming crowd. Aside from the unique combat system the only other thing they have to brag about is the character's skin color.

Skin color is not that important as long as the character themselves are interesting and well conceived. Unless you are trying to make a statement about racism with your game then skin color might play important role. If you're using skin colour simply to promote your game to make it stand out from the rest...that's such a superficial and kinda offensive (they are exploiting a specific race to help their profit margin).

How old is that article? 27th November? Am I seeing the correct date?

Feralkitsune1257d ago

Well, you also have to consider what they were asked in order to say this. You know that people who make these stories will often take a couple of lines from a full interview and wrap an entire article around that. Keep in mind that things are usually more complex than these articles ever really show.

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