Legendary Street Fighter producer Yoshinori Ono is advising Dontnod Entertainment as it builds Remember Me, the game that’s been the topic of gaming’s web ever since its unveiling a few days ago.
Ono, who’s credited for making fighting games mainstream again with Street Fighter 4, has visited Dontnod Entertainment’s Paris Studio to help with the game’s fast-paced melee combat.
“He’s my boss and he and I speak very regularly about the game, and he’s come out with me to Paris,” Capcom senior producer Mat Hart told Eurogamer. “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 [Devil May Cry developer] 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.
This is something Jean-Maxime [Moris, Dontnod Entertainment creative director and founding partner] and I have worked on very hard to ensure this is a collaboration. 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.
So having that kind of Capcom crunch you expect, of course, and that’s stuff we want to talk about in a much wider context as we get closer to launching the game. At this stage it’s fair to say Capcom fans are going to enjoy this game.
The game is set to release on the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC.