The lead character with amnesia is an unfortunately common trope in the videogame world. I've always assumed it's because it lets the player step in on the ground floor and discover the world as the character does. It also explains why a superpowered ninja/spy/soldier/etc. has to be taught their abilities from scratch. But in the case of Capcom's new IP, Remember Me, memories (or lack of) are the centerpiece of the game's story.
In Remember Me, you'll play Nilin, an elite memory hunter with the usual athletic and combat skills who also has the abilities to break into peoples' minds and steal or change their memories. But when Nilin's memory is erased, she has to figure out her own identity and do the usual videogame hero thing of saving the world.
The trailer looks mighty impressive, and although Capcom released some screenshots, they're basically just stills from the trailer. But you could browse them instead of watching the trailer, I suppose. It looks like a weird hybrid of Deus Ex, Psychonauts and Mirror's Edge, but at the same time, it looks like it has serious potential. I'll be keeping an eye on this one up until its currently scheduled release in May of 2013 on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC