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Submitted by Jsynn7 624d ago | article

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. (Capcom, PC, PS3, Remember Me, Xbox 360)

j-blaze  +   624d ago
fix her damn face first!
ScubbaSteve  +   624d ago
Sounds like Capcoms next Day 1 DLC to me.
DigitalRaptor  +   624d 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.
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nofallouthero  +   624d 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
Dmd  +   624d ago
Devs want Remember Me to 'stand out' from white male hero stereotype
Amen to that!
-GametimeUK-  +   624d 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 Yerbouti  +   624d 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.
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nukeitall  +   624d ago
I agree, but where are the asians!?
mochachino  +   624d ago
Sleeping Dogs and Mirrors Edge...

Unless you meant south Asians? Then there are none
nukeitall  +   623d 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!
Dungus  +   624d ago
good luck.
JimmyHACK  +   624d 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-Mos  +   624d ago
Your comment is just way off.
Somebody  +   624d 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?
Feralkitsune  +   624d 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.
sdozzo  +   624d ago
But, I am the white male stereotype.
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Feralkitsune  +   624d ago
Not everyone is.
Dmd  +   624d ago
So am I. It doesn't mean that I'd want every game I play to have the same stereotyped main character.
JsonHenry  +   624d ago
Lol, look at us! We've got a black woman hero to play! If you don't buy our game then you are sexist, racist, AND politically incorrect!!

Honestly, this game sounds decent. But it ISN'T because they chose a half black female lead character.
Feralkitsune  +   624d ago
"Lol, look at us! We've got a black woman hero to play! If you don't buy our game then you are sexist, racist, AND politically incorrect!! "

I honestly don't think this is what they are trying to say, but this is the internet. No one is able to reason worth a damn here. "Let us all get offended for reasons we can not even explain!!!!" Grab your pitchforks.
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TheTimeDoctor  +   624d ago
oh no, you didn't. shes all that and a bag of chips. you go, girl! holla.
Kyosuke_Sanada  +   624d ago
I would have went with Irish/Korean.............
Flavor  +   624d ago
I've seen what happens when you mix Irish and Korean. The gov't people still won't let me talk about it.
Pozzle  +   624d ago
I genuinely had no idea she was even meant to be half-black. I'm not even joking. She might be a mixed-raced female character, but I still find her character design kind of...generic looking.
Flavor  +   624d ago
You mean 'White with a nice tan' syndrome?
Pozzle  +   624d ago
I didn't want to say it...but yeah. She looks like, to quote a phrase from Yahtzee, "a white woman dipped in tea". It doesn't help that she's generically attractive in a way that doesn't stand out at all.

I'd be more impressed with Capcom's "forward thinking" if they went all-out and gave her dark skin or natural afro/locks hair. Design a protagonist who looks like this and THEN I'll be impressed with their "forward thinking"...

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