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Heavy Rain
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Developer(s) Quantic Dream
Publisher(s) Sony Computer Entertainment
Director(s) David Cage
Engine Havok (physics,cloth)[1]
Native resolution 720p[2]
Version 1.02
Platform(s) PlayStation 3[3]
Release date(s) NA 23 February 2010
EU 24 February 2010
AUS 25 February 2010
UK 26 February 2010
Genre(s) Interactive drama[4]
Mode(s) Single-player
Rating(s) BBFC: 15[5]
ESRB: M[6]
PEGI: 18[7]
Media Blu-ray Disc[8]
Input methods Gamepad
.Heavy Rain[9][10] is an interactive drama video game developed by Quantic Dream exclusively for the PlayStation 3.^ Heavy Rain - "Interactive Drama" - video games Discussion Forum .
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^ Heavy Rain is in development by French studio Quantic Dream.
  • 5 Reasons Not to Get Excited About Heavy Rain (Yet) | PS3 Informer 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.ps3informer.com [Source type: General]

^ December, 2009 [ 7 ] Developer Quantic Dream .
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  • Heavy Rain is "interactive drama" - Sony News | PS3 | Eurogamer 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.eurogamer.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The game is directed by Quantic Dream's founder and CEO David Cage,[11] who also wrote and directed the studio's two previous games, Omikron: The Nomad Soul and Fahrenheit.^ But Quantic Dream’s CEO David Cage is confident Heavy Rain is going to different.
  • Quantic Dream: Heavy Rain to be a PS3 system seller… when it finally arrives - GAMER.BLORGE 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC gamer.blorge.com [Source type: General]

^ The studio has had success in the adventure game genre with Fahrenheit and Omikron.
  • Heavy Rain is "interactive drama" - Sony News | PS3 | Eurogamer 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.eurogamer.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The studio’s previous two games, Omikron: The Nomad Soul and Fahrenheit were both highly ambitious titles that explored the potential of video game narrative.
  • Heavy Rain preview - Telegraph 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: General]

.Heavy Rain's story is a dramatic thriller, centred around four protagonists involved with the mystery of the Origami Killer, a serial killer who uses extended periods of rainfall to drown his victims.^ Tags: heavy rain , rainfall .
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^ We cant wait to unravel the mystery around the Origami Killer.
  • Heavy Rain () exclusive preview | NowGamer 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.nowgamer.com [Source type: General]

^ With Heavy Rain, the story will continue one.
  • Heavy Rain News and Media - GameGrep 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

.Ethan Mars is a father who is trying to save his son from being the next victim, while investigative journalist Madison Paige, FBI profiler Norman Jayden, and private detective Scott Shelby are each trying to track down clues to the Origami Killer's identity.^ Guess who the origami killer is *Spoilers* .
  • Heavy Rain Message Board for PlayStation 3 - GameFAQs 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.gamefaqs.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This time we meet Norman Jayden, a hotshot FBI profiler.
  • Heavy Rain preview - Telegraph 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Story There are four playable characters mentioned an FBI profiler named Norman Jayden, a private detective named Scott Shelby, an architect named Ethan Mars, and journalist named Madison Paige.
  • Heavy Rain - The Something Awful Forums 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC forums.somethingawful.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The player interacts with the game by performing actions highlighted on screen related to motions on the controller, and in some cases, performing a series of quick time events during fast-paced action sequences.^ Action sequences, such as when the player is being attacked, play out as quick time events.
  • Heavy Rain - The Something Awful Forums 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC forums.somethingawful.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ MP3 player controlled by motion .
  • Heavy Rain preview - Telegraph 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ The combat sequences are as intense as any action game .
  • Heavy Rain (PS3): Amazon.co.uk: PC & Video Games 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.amazon.co.uk [Source type: General]

.The player's decisions and actions during the game will affect the narrative; the main characters can be killed, and certain actions may lead to different scenes and endings.^ Each decision you make will either hinder your progress later in the game, or help you along your way – choices may also result in the deaths of some characters.

^ Even from the few early scenes we played, it’s obvious that Quantic Dream has put a lot of effort into crafting the narrative in the game.
  • Heavy Rain Preview Preview | IncGamers 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.incgamers.com [Source type: General]

^ Failure to execute these commands take the story along a different path, and certain mistakes will lead to a character's death.
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A playable demo was released on 11 February 2010.[12] The demo was released prior to this date for people who took part in a Four Day Challenge on 5 February 2010.[13]

Contents

Gameplay

.According to a demonstration given to Edge magazine, the game will use a unique control scheme.^ According to a demonstration given to Edge magazine, the game will use a unique control scheme.
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^ I’m certain Heavy Rain uses tons of unique assets which is why the game’s scope and vision is best suited for the PS3.
  • That VideoGame Blog » PS3 “by far the best platform” for Heavy Rain 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.thatvideogameblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ You control 3d characters around the game world using a pad.
  • David Cage: “Heavy Rain Is Not A Videogame” | Edge Online 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.edge-online.com [Source type: General]

[14] .A trigger button on the PlayStation 3 controller will move the character forward.^ A trigger button on the PlayStation 3 controller will move the character forward.
  • Heavy Rain - The Something Awful Forums 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC forums.somethingawful.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It will take advantage of the button's analogue function, allowing the user to control the speed of the character's movement by pressing harder or softer on the button.
  • Heavy Rain - The Something Awful Forums 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC forums.somethingawful.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ When you have non-creative people given control over a game, you wind up with compromises like sticking to recent trends that fail to move the medium forward.
  • Heavy Rain director advocates taking risks - PlayStation 3 News at GameSpot 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC gamescom.gamespot.com [Source type: General]

.It will take advantage of the button's analogue function, allowing the user to control the speed of the character's movement by pressing harder or softer on the button.^ It will take advantage of the button's analogue function, allowing the user to control the speed of the character's movement by pressing harder or softer on the button.
  • Heavy Rain - The Something Awful Forums 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC forums.somethingawful.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ That may sound as though the game's controls and movements are restrictive, but in actual fact the bond between player and character is seldom forced, with the interface versatile and intuitive.
  • Heavy Rain Hands On | PS3 | Eurogamer 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.eurogamer.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Players will be presented with various symbols, requiring them to either press buttons, move the right analogue stick in a certain way, or shake or tilt the controller.
  • Heavy Rain - The Something Awful Forums 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC forums.somethingawful.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The left analogue stick will control the movement of the character's head and the direction the character moves in relation to where the character is looking.^ The left analogue stick will control the movement of the character's head and the direction the character moves in relation to where the character is looking.
  • Heavy Rain - The Something Awful Forums 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC forums.somethingawful.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ L3 controls the way you look, once you move that you start heading in that direction.
  • Heavy Rain – Your Questions Answered – PlayStation.Blog 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC blog.us.playstation.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The stick instead moves the character’s head which, when fully pushed, will turn the character in that direction.
  • Heavy Rain preview - Telegraph 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: General]

.David Cage explains that this frees the movement of the character from the perspective of the camera.^ David Cage explains that this frees the movement of the character from the perspective of the camera.
  • Heavy Rain - The Something Awful Forums 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC forums.somethingawful.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ "What we want to do is build the characters, build your relationship with them, create empathy and get you to a stage where you really care about them," Cage explains.
  • Destructoid - Preview: Heavy Rain 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.destructoid.com [Source type: General]

^ News 6 "Quantic Dream boss David Cage said that the game's steamy moments were "about real characters doing what adults do when they fall in love".
  • Heavy Rain News and Media - GameGrep 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

.The rest of the game is played using a series of context sensitive actions such as picking up a bottle in a grocery store and hitting a robber on the head with it or pressing the "X" button to call the player character's son, Jason, and quick time events, normally for chase and combat sequences.^ This action sequence takes the form of a quick-time event but differs from most games, which use the mechanic in a couple of fundamental ways.
  • Destructoid - Preview: Heavy Rain 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.destructoid.com [Source type: General]

^ Action sequences, such as when the player is being attacked, play out as quick time events.
  • Heavy Rain - The Something Awful Forums 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC forums.somethingawful.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The combat sequences are as intense as any action game .
  • Heavy Rain (PS3): Amazon.co.uk: PC & Video Games 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.amazon.co.uk [Source type: General]

.Players are able to bring up a selection of their character's current thoughts by holding the L2 button and pressing corresponding buttons to say or do what they're thinking.^ Players are able to bring up a selection of their character's current thoughts by holding the L1 button and pressing corresponding buttons to say or do what they're thinking.
  • Heavy Rain - The Something Awful Forums 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC forums.somethingawful.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ So if you’re holding items, you’re holding buttons.
  • Hands-On Preview: Heavy Rain | Spawn Kill | Video Game News & Reviews 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC spawnkill.com [Source type: General]

^ External hard drives are always popular, since they're an easy way to back-up data.
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.These thoughts will sometimes blur, and selecting them at the wrong time will affect the character's reaction, causing them to say or do something in the wrong way.^ Making you think like the character is a much better way to engage gamers than making you have the reaction time of the character.
  • Destructoid - Heavy Rain dev: QTE criticisms are 'bullsh*t' 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.destructoid.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ "Using the Sixaxis controller, you can also select what you want to say, given that Madison will have different thoughts come up.
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^ I liked Fahrenheit but I hated the TRIAL AND ERROR caused by QTE. QTE is just a cheap way to say TWITCH GAMER!!
  • Destructoid - Heavy Rain dev: QTE criticisms are 'bullsh*t' 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.destructoid.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Action sequences, such as when the player is being attacked, will be played out as quick time events.^ Action sequences, such as when the player is being attacked, play out as quick time events.
  • Heavy Rain - The Something Awful Forums 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC forums.somethingawful.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ What quick-time events do is interesting and it's consistent with this type of action.
  • Destructoid - Preview: Heavy Rain 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.destructoid.com [Source type: General]

^ For many people Heavy Rain won’t be more than a progression of quick-time-events, but for me this game has everything a great game needs.
  • Heavy Rain (ps3) reviews at Metacritic.com 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www2.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

.Players will be presented with various symbols, requiring them to either press buttons, move the right analogue stick in a certain way, or shake or tilt the controller.^ Players will be presented with various symbols, requiring them to either press buttons, move the right analogue stick in a certain way, or shake or tilt the controller.
  • Heavy Rain - The Something Awful Forums 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC forums.somethingawful.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It will take advantage of the button's analogue function, allowing the user to control the speed of the character's movement by pressing harder or softer on the button.
  • Heavy Rain - The Something Awful Forums 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC forums.somethingawful.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ We push the right analogue stick upwards (this is one way you can interact with the environment) to try and pick up a hefty-looking bottle that we can use to smash over the villain’s head.
  • Heavy Rain: The Origami Killer – hands-on, Heavy Rain PS3 Previews | GamesRadar 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.gamesradar.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Failure to execute these commands take the story along a different path, and certain mistakes will lead to a character's death.^ Failure to execute these commands take the story along a different path, and certain mistakes will lead to a character's death.
  • Heavy Rain - The Something Awful Forums 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC forums.somethingawful.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Each decision you make will either hinder your progress later in the game, or help you along your way – choices may also result in the deaths of some characters.

^ The Chronicles will each focus on a different one of Heavy Rain's central characters and will take place either before or after the story featured on the disc.
  • Pre-order Heavy Rain, get first DLC free - PC World 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.pcworld.idg.com.au [Source type: General]

.For example, in one scene, Norman Jayden is interrogating a suspect named Mad Jack when he starts to suffer from withdrawal symptoms and button prompts will show up.^ For example, in one scene, Norman Jayden is interrogating a suspect named Mad Jack when he starts to suffer from withdrawal symptoms and button prompts will show up.
  • Heavy Rain - The Something Awful Forums 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC forums.somethingawful.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Cage described this scene as a "classic dark thriller" and then introduced us to one of the main stars, Norman Jayden, a young FBI agent who has been called in to investigate the case of this peculiar murderer.
  • Heavy Rain: The Origami Killer Hands-On - PlayStation 3 Previews at GameSpot 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.gamespot.com [Source type: General]

^ Anyone who has ever given up smoking would recognise Norman Jayden's frustration as his body insists it must have something he knows in his heart he must deny it, even if smoking's a slightly less extreme example.
  • Heavy Rain Hands On | PS3 | Eurogamer 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.eurogamer.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.If he fails to take his drugs, he will be taken to a scenario in which he will have to escape from a car before it is thrown into a crusher, killing him.^ If he fails to take his drugs, he will be taken to a scenario in which he will have to escape from a car before it is thrown into a crusher, killing him.
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^ One of the drivers said his car had been hit from behind and pushed into a ditch, from which his family were able to escape unharmed.

^ Gutted shells of cars are piled high around him and the loud whirr, clank and crunch of a car crusher shrieks out from nearby.
  • Heavy Rain preview - Telegraph 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: General]

.In scenes like these, a 'timer' scene (a portion of the screen that is devoted to show the player how long he or she has until their time runs out, or another event is scripted to occur, which is shown through several different camera angles) is shown at the bottom of the screen, indicating how long the player has to escape from his/her predicament.^ In scenes like these, a 'timer' scene is shown at the bottom of the screen, indicating how long the player has to escape from his predicament.
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^ The motion-captured actress' performance shown on the big screen was still impressive, though starting to show its age - Cage was quick to assure the crowd that the real-time 3D animation had been updated since the demo's creation.
  • Gamasutra - News - Heavy Rain's Cage: Games Stuck In Primitive Emotional Range 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.gamasutra.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ At crucial times players are given a series of choices relating to how to proceed in various situations, with the outcome of these choices revealing both benefits and consequences.
  • Heavy Rain: Playstation 3: Amazon.ca: Computer and Video Games 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.amazon.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.If a character dies, the game does not end, and play control switches to another character, with the events of the previous character's death affecting the story.^ If a character dies, the game does not end, and play control switches to another character, with the events of the previous character's death affecting the story.
  • Heavy Rain - The Something Awful Forums 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC forums.somethingawful.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Another game that has to be watched instead of played ?
  • Heavy Rain is "interactive drama" - Sony News | PS3 | Eurogamer 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.eurogamer.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If one of them dies the fact is simple incorporated into the story and you carry on playing with the remaining characters until either the killer is caught or the game ends in failure.
  • Heavy Rain (PS3): Amazon.co.uk: PC & Video Games 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.amazon.co.uk [Source type: General]

[15] .In the event that all four characters die, there is a proper conclusion to the story and the game ends.^ And if all your characters die, well then that is a very sad ending.
  • Heavy Rain News and Media - GameGrep 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ For the All Endings trophies I am guessing there is 4 endings, as the Four Hero trophy suggests.
  • All PS3 Trophies » Heavy Rain Trophies 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.allps3trophies.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ All four main characters can die -- and there's a proper ending to wrap things up.
  • Hands-on: Heavy Rain 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.joystiq.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[16]

Plot

Characters

.There are four main playable characters.^ Story There are four playable characters mentioned an FBI profiler named Norman Jayden, a private detective named Scott Shelby, an architect named Ethan Mars, and journalist named Madison Paige.
  • Heavy Rain - The Something Awful Forums 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC forums.somethingawful.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The game features four playable characters: a father, a photographer, a FBI agent with a special skill set and a retired cop turned private detective.
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^ September 10, 2008 in News 8 In almost every video game there is one main character and he is through out the whole story.
  • Heavy Rain News and Media - GameGrep 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

.Except for Madison Paige, their actors contributed both their voices and likeness to the characters.^ All Points North Nathan Drake's voice actor, Nolan North, has become hot gaming property, but has his success set both him and the industry on repeat?
  • David Cage: “Heavy Rain Is Not A Videogame” | Edge Online 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.edge-online.com [Source type: General]

[17]
.Ethan Mars is an architect with a wife and two sons.^ The Characters Ethan Mars - A father torn apart by guilt and grief, who must go to desperate lengths to rescue his son.
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^ After completing several simple tasks in Ethan's beautiful home, his wife and two children arrived.
  • Heavy Rain Preview - AtomicGamer - Free video game downloads, patches, videos, demos, reviews, previews, and screenshots. 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.atomicgamer.com [Source type: General]

^ The player controls Ethan Mars, taking the happily married father of two boys through some basic morning routines.
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.Two years prior to the main story, his eldest son was killed in a car accident that also left Ethan in a coma.^ The first thing that came to my mind, as a father of two little boys, was that the main theme should simply be a father's love for his son.
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^ That's all that was said about him, Quantic Dreams instead focusing on Ethan Mars, a father who, two years ago, lost sight of his son in a crowd before witnessing the boy being hit and killed by a car.
  • PS3 News: GC: New Heavy Rain trailer, shots - ComputerAndVideoGames.com 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.computerandvideogames.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ For someone who buys a new car and then sell its off after a year or two, it may be important because relatively new cars are usually judged by appearances.
  • » I Purposely Drive In Heavy Rain To Get A Free Car Wash 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.moneybluebook.com [Source type: General]

.He is now stricken with grief and depressed, separated from his wife and distant from his other son, Shaun.^ The story soon begins proper two years later, and Ethan, unshaven, saddened, and separated from his wife, arrives at a dingy apartment with Shaun.
  • Heavy Rain Preview - AtomicGamer - Free video game downloads, patches, videos, demos, reviews, previews, and screenshots. 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.atomicgamer.com [Source type: General]

^ We meet him again as he struggles to reconnect to his distant, remaining son amidst the fog of depression.
  • Heavy Rain Hands On | PS3 | Eurogamer 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.eurogamer.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Ethan soon discovers that Shaun may become the next victim of the Origami Killer, and is soon forced to go to extreme lengths to save him.^ Catch The Origami Killer before you become a victim .
  • Heavy Rain (PS3): Amazon.co.uk: PC & Video Games 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.amazon.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ I motion for Ethan to kneel next to Shaun and console him.
  • The First Hour Of… Heavy Rain | Kotaku Australia 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In the scene, journalist Madison Page sneaks into the home of a suspected serial killer and attempts to investigate the murderer without becoming his victim.
  • Pre-order Heavy Rain, get first DLC free - PC World 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.pcworld.idg.com.au [Source type: General]

He is played by Pascal Langdale.
Madison Paige is a photojournalist living alone in the city. Suffering from chronic insomnia, she occasionally checks into motels, as they are the only place she can properly sleep. .She eventually finds herself involved in the latest Origami Killer case, conducting her own investigations.^ Later in the story, Shaun goes missing, and his disappearance sets Ethan on a quest to find the Origami Killer--a notorious serial killer making headlines all over the city.
  • Heavy Rain: The Origami Killer Updated Impressions - PlayStation 3 News at GameSpot 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC gamescom.gamespot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ One is Scott Shelby, a private detective investigating the Origami Killer case.
  • PS3 News: GC: New Heavy Rain trailer, shots - ComputerAndVideoGames.com 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.computerandvideogames.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ After the introductory sequence you spend about 3/4 of your time as a detective and an FBI agent who are working on the Origami killer's case from different angles.
  • Heavy Rain - The Something Awful Forums 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC forums.somethingawful.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

She is voiced by Judi Beecher, though her likeness and mocap were provided by Jacqui Ainsley.
.Norman Jayden is an FBI profiler sent to support the police force with their investigation into the Origami Killer.^ This time we meet Norman Jayden, a hotshot FBI profiler.
  • Heavy Rain preview - Telegraph 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ A fourth character, Norman Jaden, is an FBI profiler who seeks clues to the identity of the Origami Killer with the help of some advanced glasses and glove that allow the player to produce a clue-highlighting circle of light.
  • Heavy Rain - "Interactive Drama" - video games Discussion Forum 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Cage described this scene as a "classic dark thriller" and then introduced us to one of the main stars, Norman Jayden, a young FBI agent who has been called in to investigate the case of this peculiar murderer.
  • Heavy Rain: The Origami Killer Hands-On - PlayStation 3 Previews at GameSpot 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.gamespot.com [Source type: General]

.Jayden possesses a set of experimental augmented reality glasses called an "Added Reality Interface", or ARI. It allows him to rapidly investigate crime scenes and analyze evidence.^ To do this, Norman equips a special tool called an Added Reality Interface (ARI).
  • Destructoid - Preview: Heavy Rain 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.destructoid.com [Source type: General]

^ Cage dubs this system the “Added Reality Interface” (ARI).
  • Heavy Rain preview - Telegraph 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ FBI profiler Norman Jayden, meanwhile, arrives in a car at a crime scene, calmly presents his credentials and then attempts to investigate without treading on the toes of cops who plainly consider him to be an unwelcome burden, summoned by forces beyond their control.
  • Heavy Rain Hands On | PS3 | Eurogamer 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.eurogamer.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.He is also struggling with an addiction to the drug triptocaine.^ Here we see Jayden's weakness, an addiction to a drug called Triptocaine.
  • Heavy Rain preview - Telegraph 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: General]

He is played by Leon Ockenden.
.Scott Shelby is a retired police officer, currently working as a private investigator.^ You adapt to private detective Scott Shelby's calm, polite investigative style as comfortably as you put on your favourite jacket.
  • Heavy Rain Hands On | PS3 | Eurogamer 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.eurogamer.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ One is Scott Shelby, a private detective investigating the Origami Killer case.
  • PS3 News: GC: New Heavy Rain trailer, shots - ComputerAndVideoGames.com 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.computerandvideogames.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The first 15 minutes, when it suddenly hit me that I was going to be playing the role of a dude who'd committed a crime, as well as the officers investigating it, and that it worked."
  • The Age Blogs: Screen Play 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC blogs.theage.com.au [Source type: General]

.On behalf of the previous victims' families, he is conducting his own investigation into the Origami Killer.^ Jayden is in an unnamed East Coast U.S. city searching for information on "The Origami Killer," a serial murderer who leaves origami on his victims as a calling card.
  • Heavy Rain Preview for the PS3 from 1UP.com 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Four characters, each with their own motives, take part in a desperate attempt to stop the killer from claiming a new victim.
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^ One is Scott Shelby, a private detective investigating the Origami Killer case.
  • PS3 News: GC: New Heavy Rain trailer, shots - ComputerAndVideoGames.com 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.computerandvideogames.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

He is played by Sam Douglas.

Synopsis

.The game's prologue opens with Ethan Mars, spending his life with his family.^ Following the prologue, the game sticks with Ethan Mars as we experience the pivotal event in his life: the death of his son Jason.
  • Heavy Rain Hands On | PS3 | Eurogamer 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.eurogamer.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.He later loses track of one of his sons, Jason, at a busy mall.^ Sure enough, when one of Ethan's sons goes missing in a mall in the next chapter, it feels like it matters.
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^ I recognized options for how Ethan could interact with one of his sons, but I didn't see consequences yet about how that would affect their interactions later in the game.
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Jason is soon found, outside on the street, and Ethan jumps to save him from an oncoming car. .Jason is killed, while Ethan falls into a coma for six months.^ Grace tells Ethan to mind Jason while she takes Shaun into the shoe store.
  • The First Hour Of… Heavy Rain | Kotaku Australia 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Two years after the accident, Ethan is suffering from depression, a fear of crowds, and blackouts that last for several hours.^ The last character is Ethan Mars, an architect  living alone with his son after his other son dies in a car accident and his wife leaves him in the beginning at the game.
  • Heavy Rain (video game) - giantbomb.com 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.giantbomb.com [Source type: General]

^ His particular background is most likely the reason that he has been asked to look into the case, given that he spent the last two years talking to serial killers in prison.
  • Heavy Rain: The Origami Killer Hands-On - PlayStation 3 Previews at GameSpot 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.gamespot.com [Source type: General]

.He and his wife have separated, and his remaining son, Shaun, is distant with him.^ We meet him again as he struggles to reconnect to his distant, remaining son amidst the fog of depression.
  • Heavy Rain Hands On | PS3 | Eurogamer 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.eurogamer.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.While at a park with Shaun, Ethan has another blackout, and wakes to find Shaun missing.^ The public is gripped with fear as the police seem powerless to stop the carnage, and another potential victim — Shaun Mars — has gone missing.
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^ Ethan finds Shaun kneeling before the bird cage.
  • The First Hour Of… Heavy Rain | Kotaku Australia 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Shaun's disappearance is soon tied to the serial murders of the Origami Killer.^ I searched for clues about a serial murderer, the Origami Killer.
  • Heavy Rain - "Interactive Drama" - video games Discussion Forum 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The story revolves around the hunt for a serial killer called The Origami Killer by four very different people: a FBI profiler, a private detective, an architect and a journalist.
  • Heavy Rain (PS3): Amazon.co.uk: PC & Video Games 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.amazon.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ In the scene, journalist Madison Page sneaks into the home of a suspected serial killer and attempts to investigate the murderer without becoming his victim.
  • Pre-order Heavy Rain, get first DLC free - PC World 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.pcworld.idg.com.au [Source type: General]

.The criminal's modus operandi is to abduct a young boy during the rainy fall season, after which they are found several days later, drowned from rainwater.^ In a city on the US east coast, sons are mysteriously going missing, only to be found 5 days later, drowned in rain water, with an origami figure on their chests...
  • http://www.play.com/Games/PlayStation3/4-/6459957/Heavy-Rain/Product.html 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.play.com [Source type: General]

^ As discussed the past several days, the upper level pattern that is developing over the eastern United States is more like a late fall or winter seasonal pattern than one seen in September.

.FBI profiler Norman Jayden, having come to assist the police with the Origami Killer, concludes that the child is left in a place that fills with rainwater, and that they are found after 6 inches of rainfall.^ This time we meet Norman Jayden, a hotshot FBI profiler.
  • Heavy Rain preview - Telegraph 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ The first, Norman Jayden , is a profiler for the FBI .
  • Heavy Rain (video game) - giantbomb.com 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.giantbomb.com [Source type: General]

^ The only details we have regarding the story of Heavy Rain is that there is a deranged serial killer, labeled the "origami killer" by the media because the victims are always found with a piece of origami placed in their hand.
  • Heavy Rain: The Origami Killer Hands-On - PlayStation 3 Previews at GameSpot 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.gamespot.com [Source type: General]

They realize that they have less than three days to find Shaun.
Ethan retreats to a motel to avoid the media. He receives a letter that directs him to a locker, and finds a shoebox containing a mobile phone, a handgun, and five origami figures. .The phone instructs him to complete a set of trials written on each origami figure to display the length he is prepared to go to save Shaun, after which he will receive pieces of a street address.^ December 12, 2008 in Previews 3 "How far are you prepared to go to save someone you love?
  • Heavy Rain News and Media - GameGrep 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ Jan 27, 2010 How far will you go to catch the Origami Killer and save your loved ones?
  • Heavy Rain Video Game | Reviews, Trailers & Interviews | GameTrailers.com 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.gametrailers.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The trials present increasing risk as they proceed, from subjecting himself to physical pain and electrocution, cutting off part of his finger, killing a man, and drinking poison.^ In North Carolina, an elderly man standing in his yard was killed when a pine tree was snapped off by strong winds and fell on him, the fire department said.
  • Heavy Rain Prompts Flood Warnings From NC To NY 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.huffingtonpost.com [Source type: General]

As he attempts these trials, he meets Madison Paige, who helps him to recover physically and emotionally from the trials. .Madison begins her own investigation into who may have arranged the trials.^ In the scene, journalist Madison Page sneaks into the home of a suspected serial killer and attempts to investigate the murderer without becoming his victim.
  • Pre-order Heavy Rain, get first DLC free - PC World 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.pcworld.idg.com.au [Source type: General]

.Jayden, working with lieutenant Carter Blake, investigate two suspects, but come up empty-handed.^ For example, in one scene, Norman Jayden is interrogating a suspect named Mad Jack when he starts to suffer from withdrawal symptoms and button prompts will show up.
  • Heavy Rain - The Something Awful Forums 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC forums.somethingawful.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The two elementary schools -- Rio Linda Elementary School and West Side Elementary School -- will hold students until their parents come to pick them up.
  • Fierce Storm Moving Out Of Northern California - Sacramento Weather News Story - KCRA Sacramento 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.kcra.com [Source type: News]

Ethan's wife visits the police and informs them of Ethan's blackouts, which lead them to Ethan's psychiatrist. .Blake affirms that Ethan is the Origami Killer, while Jayden continues to follow the trail of evidence to confirm otherwise.^ As Jayden follows the trail of blood, more traces appear on his HUD. The trail leads to an acid bath in the corner of Mad Jack's garage.
  • Heavy Rain preview - Telegraph 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Jun 3, 2009 Follow the trail of the Origami Killer and discover the mystery behind Heavy Rain.
  • Heavy Rain Video Game | Reviews, Trailers & Interviews | GameTrailers.com 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.gametrailers.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Jan 11, 2010 The stakes continue to escalate in Heavy Rain as the four heroes delve deeper into the mystery of the Origami Killer.
  • Heavy Rain Video Game | Reviews, Trailers & Interviews | GameTrailers.com 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.gametrailers.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.During these events, private investigator Scott Shelby begins visiting several of the victims' parents for information, and obtains several items that relate to the Origami Killer.^ One is Scott Shelby, a private detective investigating the Origami Killer case.
  • PS3 News: GC: New Heavy Rain trailer, shots - ComputerAndVideoGames.com 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.computerandvideogames.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The hunt is on for the Origami Killer, named after his calling card of leaving folded paper shapes on victims.
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^ The player gets control of new characters in new chapters, taking command of an overweight, middle-aged private detective who visits a prostitute to speak to her about her son, a victim of the Origami Killer.
  • Heavy Rain - "Interactive Drama" - video games Discussion Forum 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

One parent, Lauren Winter, insists on helping him, seeking closure on the matter.
.Ultimately, it is revealed that Scott Shelby is the Origami Killer.^ One is Scott Shelby, a private detective investigating the Origami Killer case.
  • PS3 News: GC: New Heavy Rain trailer, shots - ComputerAndVideoGames.com 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.computerandvideogames.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It has been revealed that Ethan will be "tested" by the origami killer throughout the game.
  • Heavy Rain (video game) - giantbomb.com 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.giantbomb.com [Source type: General]

^ News 3 "David Cage has revealed that one episode of Heavy Rain's Chronicles DLC puts you in the body of the Origami Killer himself.
  • Heavy Rain News and Media - GameGrep 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

While a young child, he and his brother John were playing at a construction site, and John became trapped in a pipe filling with stormwater. .Scott tried to get the help of his drunken father, but he refused, and John eventually died.^ Scott's there to try and find out some information, but Hassan refuses to talk, stating that no one was there for him when his son was killed.
  • PAX 2009 Impressions: Heavy Rain - Blogcritics Gaming 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC blogcritics.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Years later, Shelby created the trials to try to seek out a father that could do what his own father could not.^ But perhaps i’m being too harsh, i’ll definitely try it out when it’s released (my friend owns a PS3 and is a sucker for games like this, so i’ll borrow it :P) .
  • The First Hour Of… Heavy Rain | Kotaku Australia 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

He has also destroyed the evidence that he has collected.

Ending

.The outcome of the game's final scenes are dependent on choices and actions the player has made throughout the game; any of the four characters may die at some point, or fail in a way that they do not reach Shaun's location.^ At crucial times players are given a series of choices relating to how to proceed in various situations, with the outcome of these choices revealing both benefits and consequences.
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^ People have complained about the use of QTE's but it looks like they're being used in a meaningful way rather than "press x to not die."
  • PS3 News: GC: New Heavy Rain trailer, shots - ComputerAndVideoGames.com 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.computerandvideogames.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ That may sound as though the game's controls and movements are restrictive, but in actual fact the bond between player and character is seldom forced, with the interface versatile and intuitive.
  • Heavy Rain Hands On | PS3 | Eurogamer 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.eurogamer.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In the "best" possible ending, Ethan figures out the address and manages to find and rescue Shaun, while both Madison and Jayden have separately identified Shelby's crimes and Shaun's location.^ Story There are four playable characters mentioned an FBI profiler named Norman Jayden, a private detective named Scott Shelby, an architect named Ethan Mars, and journalist named Madison Paige.
  • Heavy Rain - The Something Awful Forums 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC forums.somethingawful.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Ethan finds Shaun kneeling before the bird cage.
  • The First Hour Of… Heavy Rain | Kotaku Australia 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Shelby appears, congratulating him on his success but prepared to kill them both.^ All Points North Nathan Drake's voice actor, Nolan North, has become hot gaming property, but has his success set both him and the industry on repeat?
  • David Cage: “Heavy Rain Is Not A Videogame” | Edge Online 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.edge-online.com [Source type: General]

.Jayden arrives and chases Shelby, eventually killing him, while Madison arrives to clear Ethan's name as the Origami Killer.^ Story There are four playable characters mentioned an FBI profiler named Norman Jayden, a private detective named Scott Shelby, an architect named Ethan Mars, and journalist named Madison Paige.
  • Heavy Rain - The Something Awful Forums 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC forums.somethingawful.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The details of the epilogue will vary depending on both minor and major events that occur through the game.^ I don't think it was even that the ending was a let down, but that the game went stupid about 3/4 of the way through, which, for a game which revolves around plot, is a major letdown.
  • Heavy Rain on PS3 looks to be shaping up very nicely | Technology | guardian.co.uk 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

.Generally, a news report giving the status of the Origami Killer case is shown, and the surviving characters' lives beyond the game's events are shown.^ The second character, Madison Paige, is a reporter also looking for the Origami Killer.
  • Heavy Rain (video game) - giantbomb.com 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.giantbomb.com [Source type: General]

^ To a room full of press, David presented a new scene that introduced new characters, new gameplay, contextual additions and more…and what was shown was simply stunning.
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^ Whether Heavy Rain: The Origami Killer (to give the game its full, still-mysterious title) can live up to Cage's lofty ambitions, and the expectations of publisher Sony is still uncertain, but what is clear after the presentation is that this will be a pioneering and fascinating game when it is released in around 12 months time.
  • The Age Blogs: Screen Play 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC blogs.theage.com.au [Source type: General]

Other endings vary, and individual fates are crossed referenced accordingly.

Heavy Rain Chronicles

.The Chronicles are prequel segments that take place during the initial murders of the Origami Killer.^ News 3 "David Cage has revealed that one episode of Heavy Rain's Chronicles DLC puts you in the body of the Origami Killer himself.
  • Heavy Rain News and Media - GameGrep 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ In the level we have seen, he is investigating from whom the Origami Killer bought a blue car that was used in one of his murders.
  • Heavy Rain (video game) - giantbomb.com 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.giantbomb.com [Source type: General]

^ The scene takes place in a typical crummy junkyard that Jayden decides to scope out because the man running it, Mad Jack, might have ties to the killer.
  • Heavy Rain: The Origami Killer Hands-On - PlayStation 3 Previews at GameSpot 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.gamespot.com [Source type: General]

.The first one, The Taxidermist, follows Madison as she travels to visit Martin, a taxidermist, to interview in connection with the Origami Killer.^ One is Scott Shelby, a private detective investigating the Origami Killer case.
  • PS3 News: GC: New Heavy Rain trailer, shots - ComputerAndVideoGames.com 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.computerandvideogames.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Discover how far you will go to protect a loved one as you join the search for the Origami Killer.
  • Heavy Rain: Playstation 3: Amazon.ca: Computer and Video Games 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.amazon.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Jun 3, 2009 Follow the trail of the Origami Killer and discover the mystery behind Heavy Rain.
  • Heavy Rain Video Game | Reviews, Trailers & Interviews | GameTrailers.com 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.gametrailers.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.As with the normal game, the plot can proceed along several paths, and this synopsis reflects "best" ending.^ Dead Space Developer Diary With New Game Footage 4:03 New in-game footage to see here, along with word from EA on plot and story delivery .
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^ The plot did get a bit daft at the end, but what games these days have amazing endings?
  • Heavy Rain on PS3 looks to be shaping up very nicely | Technology | guardian.co.uk 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ I don't think it was even that the ending was a let down, but that the game went stupid about 3/4 of the way through, which, for a game which revolves around plot, is a major letdown.
  • Heavy Rain on PS3 looks to be shaping up very nicely | Technology | guardian.co.uk 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

.Finding his house empty, Madison breaks into the house and discovers an upstairs area containing several female corpses, stuffed and posed in various positions, including a freshly killed cadaver in a bathroom.^ November 02, 2008 in Video 6 Some of you may remember the Heavy Rain trailer shown at GC2008 which saw one of the lead roles, Madison Paige , breaking into a suspected killers house, only for her to have to make an untimely escape when discovered.
  • Heavy Rain News and Media - GameGrep 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ Madison discovers a dead woman in the bathtub, then convincingly recoils and stumbles into the next room filled with mannequins in odd poses.
  • The Age Blogs: Screen Play 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC blogs.theage.com.au [Source type: General]

^ "Once inside the house, Madison walked around the living room, and we noticed that she could interact with several things in the environment.
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.After collecting information, Madison hears Martin's car return, and hides in various rooms in the house before escaping and reporting the killer to the police, though he is revealed to not be the Origami Killer.^ The second character, Madison Paige, is a reporter also looking for the Origami Killer.
  • Heavy Rain (video game) - giantbomb.com 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.giantbomb.com [Source type: General]

^ I can hear a car as it drives past the house.
  • The First Hour Of… Heavy Rain | Kotaku Australia 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In the Sleazy Motel level I went through, I played a character who was a private agent seeking out information on the Origami Killer.
  • Hands-On Preview: Heavy Rain | Spawn Kill | Video Game News & Reviews 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC spawnkill.com [Source type: General]

Development

.Heavy Rain was announced at E3 2006, where a tech demo entitled The Casting was presented to the media and general public.^ E3 2K6 Tech Demo .
  • Heavy Rain Video Game | Reviews, Trailers & Interviews | GameTrailers.com 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.gametrailers.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Heavy Rain demo dated.
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^ E3: Heavy Rain trailer .
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.The graphical user interface of Heavy Rain was created with the middleware Menus Master by Omegame.^ August 23, 2008 in Previews 0 Here is another in depth look at the gorgeously cinematic game Heavy Rain - developed by the creators of Indigo Prophecy.
  • Heavy Rain News and Media - GameGrep 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ MattyF via www.examiner.com » 156 rate Sony Rep: "Graphically, Heavy Rain Blows Uncharted 2 Away" .
  • Heavy Rain News and Media - GameGrep 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ Video 12 At this year's CES, Sony revealed a brand new Heavy Rain video, saying that "graphically, Heavy Rain blows Uncharted 2 away."
  • Heavy Rain News and Media - GameGrep 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

[18] .The software was also used for Jayden's ARI glasses, placing a 3D interface within the game world.^ Jan 7, 2010 Making use of his special ARI glasses, FBI Agent Jayden continues to search for clues as he examines the murdered body.
  • Heavy Rain Video Game | Reviews, Trailers & Interviews | GameTrailers.com 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.gametrailers.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ "I think that people who didn't see any demos or did not play the game are a little bit confused by the fact that the interface is in 3D. It's not quick time events.
  • Destructoid - Heavy Rain dev: QTE criticisms are 'bullsh*t' 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.destructoid.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Still, we're pleasantly surprised to see a ratings board bring equity into play by reviewing a game within the same guidelines used for movies.
  • Heavy Rain -- Joystiq [Playstation] 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC playstation.joystiq.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Game physics, clothing and hair simulation are made available with Havok Physics and Havok Cloth.[1]
.Heavy Rain was originally planned to be released also for the PC and to use Ageia, with two separate versions of the game to handle the presence or lack of an appropriate physics processing unit on the computer.^ Heavy Rain is unlike any other game.
  • The First Hour Of… Heavy Rain | Kotaku Australia 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It seems the game is Heavy Rain.
  • Heavy Rain News and Media - GameGrep 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ Related game: Heavy Rain .
  • SCEE reveals Heavy Rain: Collector's Edition -- PlayStation Universe 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.psu.com [Source type: General]

[19] .However, the game became a PlayStation 3 exclusive [3] and the PhysX engine was replaced by the Havok engine.^ One of the most anticipated PlayStation 3 exclusives for 2010, I'm still not entirely sure it's even a game...
  • Heavy Rain News and Media - GameGrep 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ PLAYSTATION 3 EXCLUSIVE GAMES COMING UP 2010-2011 : A list by Gdito "COD4 Veteran Player" .
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^ The meat of the package, however, comes in the form of a Voucher allowing consumers to download additional content for the game via PlayStation Network.
  • SCEE reveals Heavy Rain: Collector's Edition -- PlayStation Universe 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.psu.com [Source type: General]

[1]

Creation

Director David Cage described Heavy Rain as "a very dark film noir thriller with mature themes" without any supernatural elements,[20] and that "the real message [of the game] is about how far you're willing to go to save someone you love."[15]
.In an interview with Belgian magazine Chief in 2008, David Cage gave a brief overview of Heavy Rain's narrative and ambitions.^ Rumor: David Cage doesn't want to do a sequel to Heavy Rain .
  • Heavy Rain -- Joystiq 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.joystiq.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ See what director David Cage has to say about Heavy Rain.
  • Heavy Rain: The Origami Killer Hands-On - PlayStation 3 Previews at GameSpot 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.gamespot.com [Source type: General]

^ Heavy Rain Interview [ 63 ] .
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  • Heavy Rain is "interactive drama" - Sony News | PS3 | Eurogamer 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.eurogamer.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

A translation was then made on Kotaku, as follows:
."Heavy Rain is about normal people who have landed in extraordinary situations.^ Heavy Rain is about normal people who have landed in extraordinary situations.
  • Heavy Rain - The Something Awful Forums 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC forums.somethingawful.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Can anyone tell me what Heavy Rain is about?
  • Heavy Rain confirmed for late 2009 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC playstation.joystiq.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Heavy Rain would be my guess, but who knows....
  • Heavy Rain confirmed for late 2009 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC playstation.joystiq.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.I wanted a much more personal story.^ I wanted a much more personal story.
  • Heavy Rain - The Something Awful Forums 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC forums.somethingawful.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The first thing that came to my mind, as a father of two little boys, was that the main theme should simply be a father's love for his son.^ The first thing that came to my mind, as a father of two little boys, was that the main theme should simply be a father's love for his son.
  • Heavy Rain - The Something Awful Forums 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC forums.somethingawful.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Who do you gleefully swing around like a propellor first, among these two cheerful boys jumping up and begging you to pick them?
  • Heavy Rain - "Interactive Drama" - video games Discussion Forum 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The player controls Ethan Mars, taking the happily married father of two boys through some basic morning routines.
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.This is not a game about saving the princess or the world.^ This is not a game about saving the princess or the world.
  • Heavy Rain - The Something Awful Forums 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC forums.somethingawful.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It's the lack of power-ups/levels/points and other gaming conventions that draws me in and the mature theme breaks from the conventional 'save the princess/world/galaxy' aspects found in games.
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^ "You've seen so many games telling you about this rookie going off to the second world war to kill enemies and do missions, you've seen heroes having to save the world, you've seen that before.
  • The Age Blogs: Screen Play 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC blogs.theage.com.au [Source type: General]

.Its [sic] purely about a father's love.^ Its [sic] purely about a father's love.
  • Heavy Rain - The Something Awful Forums 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC forums.somethingawful.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The main story will revolve around four different characters, and we're putting the spotlight on their perceptions.^ The main story will revolve around four different characters, and we're putting the spotlight on their perceptions.
  • Heavy Rain - The Something Awful Forums 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC forums.somethingawful.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Failure to execute these commands take the story along a different path, and certain mistakes will lead to a character's death.
  • Heavy Rain - The Something Awful Forums 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC forums.somethingawful.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ "Story is the core essence of the experience that we're trying to create where in most games the story is just the kind of layer that puts the levels together," he clarified.
  • Destructoid - Preview: Heavy Rain 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.destructoid.com [Source type: General]

.The question 'what is good and what is evil' is the key here, that will be just a matter of viewpoint...I believe heavily in moral choices, I'm going to use them A LOT. They're not about being good or bad, but about finding the right balance."^ The question 'what is good and what is evil' is the key here, that will be just a matter of viewpoint...I believe heavily in moral choices, I'm going to use them A LOT. They're not about being good or bad, but about finding the right balance.
  • Heavy Rain - The Something Awful Forums 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC forums.somethingawful.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ People have complained about the use of QTE's but it looks like they're being used in a meaningful way rather than "press x to not die."
  • PS3 News: GC: New Heavy Rain trailer, shots - ComputerAndVideoGames.com 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.computerandvideogames.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ As players follow the path laid before their character of choice, using their controller they are able to explore, interact with and view their surroundings in a variety of ways using their left and right sticks.
  • Heavy Rain: Playstation 3: Amazon.ca: Computer and Video Games 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.amazon.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[21]
.In the same interview, Cage commented on the setting by saying "I don't want to do a big free-roaming city like GTA, because the flow of the story will then be hard to control.^ March 11, 2008 in News 8 "On Locations: "I don't want to do a big free-roaming city like GTA, because the flow of the story will then be hard to control.
  • Heavy Rain News and Media - GameGrep 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ "I don't want to do a big free-roaming city like GTA, because the flow of the story will then be hard to control.
  • Heavy Rain - The Explosm Fora 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC forums.explosm.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Nevertheless, I do want to incorporate big sets, with a crowd, heavy populated areas like a mall and a subway are going to be in there.
  • Heavy Rain News and Media - GameGrep 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]
  • Heavy Rain - The Explosm Fora 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC forums.explosm.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Nevertheless, I do want to incorporate big sets, with a crowd, heavy populated areas like a mall and a subway are going to be in there.^ Nevertheless, I do want to incorporate big sets, with a crowd, heavy populated areas like a mall and a subway are going to be in there.
  • Heavy Rain News and Media - GameGrep 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]
  • Heavy Rain - The Explosm Fora 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC forums.explosm.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ There is probably times where you walk around, talk to people and find out where to go next, stuff like that.
  • Heavy Rain - The Something Awful Forums 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC forums.somethingawful.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ March 11, 2008 in News 8 "On Locations: "I don't want to do a big free-roaming city like GTA, because the flow of the story will then be hard to control.
  • Heavy Rain News and Media - GameGrep 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

.Of course, the gameplay has got to make use of that aspect too."^ Of course, the gameplay has got to make use of that aspect too."
  • Heavy Rain News and Media - GameGrep 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]
  • Heavy Rain - The Explosm Fora 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC forums.explosm.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The gameplay sounds really interesting, though the part where you said a whole bunch of prompts making use of the whole controller sounds complicated, though I guess that's done on purpose.
  • Destructoid - Preview: Heavy Rain 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.destructoid.com [Source type: General]

While the city remains nameless within the game, it is strongly influenced by the environs of Philadelphia.[22] Cage cited his like of M. Night Shyamalan movies, several which are situated in Philadelphia. .Working with a scouting agent that assisted on the Philadelphia film, Cage and his team visited the city, taking in many of the poorer neighborhoods and meeting with the residents there to capture the despair, poverty, and fear they saw.^ It just depends on how they are used but it gives me great hope that there are so many different paths that a scence can take based on correct and incorrecgt QTEs.
  • Hands-on: Heavy Rain 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.joystiq.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ "The team and I are working very hard to deliver the ambitious promise of this game," said Quantic Dreams' David Cage.
  • PS3 News: GC: New Heavy Rain trailer, shots - ComputerAndVideoGames.com 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.computerandvideogames.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Too many developers just like to take the easy route and make something they know will sell, rather than take a chance on something unique or creative.
  • Destructoid - Heavy Rain dev: QTE criticisms are 'bullsh*t' 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.destructoid.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[22]
.The main characters are looking for a serial killer known as The Origami Killer.^ Stuffed with a newspaper, character information and pictures on a postcard, and even a piece of origami from the Origami Killer.
  • Heavy Rain News and Media - GameGrep 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ All playable characters are said to be looking for a serial killer known as "The Origami Killer" Alright, but what's it going to play like?
  • Heavy Rain - The Something Awful Forums 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC forums.somethingawful.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ We debut never-before-seen footage and peer behind the visage of "Origami Killer" to unveil a brand new playable character!
  • Heavy Rain | SPIKE 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

[15]
.Cage has also stated that “I would like people to play it once…because that’s life.^ "I would like people to play it once … because that’s life.
  • Heavy Rain News and Media - GameGrep 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ Life you can only play once … I would like people to have this experience that way," explains Cage.
  • Heavy Rain News and Media - GameGrep 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ November 6th, 2009 Of course people would buy a system to play more than just one game, that’s common sense.
  • Quantic Dream: Heavy Rain to be a PS3 system seller… when it finally arrives - GAMER.BLORGE 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC gamer.blorge.com [Source type: General]

.Life you can only play once...I would like people to have this experience that way.” He goes on to say, "I'm fine with [reloading to avoid a bad result], but the right way to enjoy Heavy Rain is really to make one thing because it's going to be your story.^ Which way will Heavy Rain go?
  • Heavy Rain on PS3 looks to be shaping up very nicely | Technology | guardian.co.uk 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ I played Heavy Rain at the Eurogamer Expo and really enjoyed.
  • Heavy Rain on PS3 looks to be shaping up very nicely | Technology | guardian.co.uk 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ If you make a real PS3 engine..."
  • Heavy Rain News and Media - GameGrep 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

.It's going to be unique to you.^ It’s going to be unique to you...."
  • Heavy Rain News and Media - GameGrep 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

.It's really the story you decided to write...I think playing it several times is also a way to kill the magic of it."^ You generally have a few chances before you lose, which most likely results in death, but there are several ways to escape as well.
  • Heavy Rain: The Origami Killer Hands-On - PlayStation 3 Previews at GameSpot 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.gamespot.com [Source type: General]

^ You're reacting to extreme danger, you have thoughts cross your mind instantly as to what you should do (reach for the knife hand, kick him in the junk, run like hell) and since the situation is real time, you have to think and react instantly.
  • Heavy Rain confirmed for late 2009 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC playstation.joystiq.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ "That was OK. But it doesn't really illustrate what I told you about the bending stories, this was one story.
  • The Age Blogs: Screen Play 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC blogs.theage.com.au [Source type: General]

[23]

The Origami Killer poster

Poster of Heavy Rain
.Some time in early 2007, a poster of Heavy Rain appeared on Quantic Dream's under-construction website.^ Heavy Rain is being developed by French studio, Quantic Dream.
  • Heavy Rain - The Something Awful Forums 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC forums.somethingawful.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ That's some heavy rain alright.
  • New Heavy Rain Images - NeoGAF 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.neogaf.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Last month I caught up with David Cage, CEO of Quantic Dream and writer/director of Heavy Rain , a game that many of you are very interested in.
  • Heavy Rain – Your Questions Answered – PlayStation.Blog 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC blog.us.playstation.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[24] .Shown on the left, it included The Origami Killer as a subtitle to Heavy Rain, which is not present on the game's cover.^ Heavy Rain is unlike any other game.
  • The First Hour Of… Heavy Rain | Kotaku Australia 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Heavy Rain: The Origami Killer, the title of the psychological thriller g...
  • N4G.com : PS3 : Heavy Rain : 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.n4g.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It seems the game is Heavy Rain.
  • Heavy Rain News and Media - GameGrep 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

[10]

The Casting technology demo

.The Casting, shown at E3 2006, is a non-playable, real-time 3D prototype technology demo.^ We've been eagerly waiting for a chance to see the game when it was announced in 2006, but all we saw at the time was an intriguing tech demo called " The Casting ," in which a virtual actress delivered an emotionally charged monologue as part of an audition.
  • Heavy Rain: The Origami Killer Hands-On - PlayStation 3 Previews at GameSpot 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.gamespot.com [Source type: General]

^ "I think that people who didn't see any demos or did not play the game are a little bit confused by the fact that the interface is in 3D. It's not quick time events.
  • Destructoid - Heavy Rain dev: QTE criticisms are 'bullsh*t' 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.destructoid.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.It was running on a non-final PlayStation 3 console development kit in 720p display resolution.^ One final point - “Heavy Rain can’t be run it on Xbox 360, and more exclusives (an example from Uncharted 2, confirmed by Developers)” - Shame those developers don’t even have 360 debug kits, isn’t it?
  • That VideoGame Blog » PS3 “by far the best platform” for Heavy Rain 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.thatvideogameblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.August 2008" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] The demo showcased a complex virtual actor (hence the other name, "Virtual Actor Demo"), highlighting numerous expressions and motion-captured animations.^ Everything was happening in real time, and we were struck by the actor's motion-captured face, specifically his incredibly lifelike eyes and subtle movements.
  • Heavy Rain: The Origami Killer Hands-On - PlayStation 3 Previews at GameSpot 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.gamespot.com [Source type: General]

^ Originally Posted by Matterialize Bit of a bad move, using their tech demo to showcase shitty face animation.
  • Heavy Rain - The Explosm Fora 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC forums.explosm.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Bit of a bad move, using their tech demo to showcase shitty face animation.
  • Heavy Rain - The Explosm Fora 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC forums.explosm.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.It also showed various technical features of the game engine, all embedded in a brief, emotional story.^ September 25, 2009 in Video 41 " Warning: the link in the story below leads to a video that does feature topless nudity of a character in a game.
  • Heavy Rain News and Media - GameGrep 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ So far this game is looking good, and so long as the choices vary enough to make the game worthy of several replays, I'm all up for buying.
  • Hands-on: Heavy Rain 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.joystiq.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ And the game may as well have been an on-rails shooter for all the inventiveness it showed.
  • That VideoGame Blog » PS3 “by far the best platform” for Heavy Rain 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.thatvideogameblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.However, the plot of the tech demo has nothing to do with the story of Heavy Rain itself.^ Heavy Rain demo dated.
  • Heavy Rain - The Something Awful Forums 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC forums.somethingawful.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ With Heavy Rain, the story will continue one.
  • Heavy Rain News and Media - GameGrep 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ However, in three days rain, started with breezing, till now heavy waters are flowing on the road due to the lack of arrangements to drain the rain water.

.The story was written and directed by David Cage, and although he chose not to credit himself in the demo, his distinctive voice can be heard playing the scene's director.^ Last month I caught up with David Cage, CEO of Quantic Dream and writer/director of Heavy Rain , a game that many of you are very interested in.
  • Heavy Rain – Your Questions Answered – PlayStation.Blog 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC blog.us.playstation.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Heavy Rain's tagline--"How far are you prepared to go to save someone you love?"--is the real message behind this upcoming story-driven thriller, according to writer and director David Cage.
  • Heavy Rain: The Origami Killer Hands-On - PlayStation 3 Previews at GameSpot 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.gamespot.com [Source type: General]

^ The game is being directed by Quantic Dream's founder and CEO David Cage, who also wrote and directed the studio's two previous games, Omikron: The Nomad Soul and Fahrenheit.
  • Heavy Rain - The Something Awful Forums 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC forums.somethingawful.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.August 2008" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] The virtual actor in the demo is based on French American actress Aurélie Bancilhon, and she was eventually placed in the game as the character Lauren Winter.^ We've been eagerly waiting for a chance to see the game when it was announced in 2006, but all we saw at the time was an intriguing tech demo called " The Casting ," in which a virtual actress delivered an emotionally charged monologue as part of an audition.
  • Heavy Rain: The Origami Killer Hands-On - PlayStation 3 Previews at GameSpot 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.gamespot.com [Source type: General]

^ August 23, 2008 in Previews 0 Here is another in depth look at the gorgeously cinematic game Heavy Rain - developed by the creators of Indigo Prophecy.
  • Heavy Rain News and Media - GameGrep 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ This encounter takes place around the midpoint of the game and, prior to this point, characters are not placed in a position where consequences may be fatal.
  • Destructoid - Preview: Heavy Rain 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.destructoid.com [Source type: General]

Aurélie Bancilhon's virtual portrayal as Mary Smith in The Casting demo.
.The prototype used not only her likeness, but also her motion captured performance.^ Cage feels motion controls can break the barrier of a casual experience and would like to use the technology in a more mature manner."
  • Heavy Rain News and Media - GameGrep 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ And since they are developing exclusively, I would expect that Sony will back them with whatever tech support they can (like the animation system/motion capture tech from Uncharted).
  • Heavy Rain - The Explosm Fora 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC forums.explosm.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[25] .Quantic Dream highlighted that the technology demo is just a sample of things achievable in a limited amount of time, and that during the making of the prototype, they still were in the middle of research and development efforts for the game itself.^ December, 2009 [ 7 ] Developer Quantic Dream .
  • Heavy Rain is "interactive drama" - Sony News | PS3 | Eurogamer 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.eurogamer.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Quantic Dream makes amazing games.
  • Destructoid - Preview: Heavy Rain 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.destructoid.com [Source type: General]

^ Developed by French studio Quantic Dream, Heavy Rain is a heavily narrative-driven title that should appeal to gamers who want a slower paced, deeper gaming experience.
  • Heavy Rain on PS3 looks to be shaping up very nicely | Technology | guardian.co.uk 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

.A brand new demo featuring the character Madison Paige was showcased at the SCEE Press Conference at the games convention in Leipzig.^ Heavy Rain was announced proper during the Leipzig Games Convention this August, in which a trailer showed a lady pull up on a motorbike and enter a suburban house.
  • Heavy Rain is "interactive drama" - Sony News | PS3 | Eurogamer 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.eurogamer.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Tuesday 18-Aug-2009 8:18 PM Quantic Dreams uncovers two remaining campaigns 8 Comments At Sony's Gamescom press conference in Germany, Heavy Rain developer Quantic Dreams showed off the game's two remaining playable characters.
  • PS3 News: GC: New Heavy Rain trailer, shots - ComputerAndVideoGames.com 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.computerandvideogames.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The game features four playable characters: a father, a photographer, a FBI agent with a special skill set and a retired cop turned private detective.
  • Amazon.com: Heavy Rain: Playstation 3: Video Games 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[26] .The demo was titled "The Taxidermist", which showcased the in-game engine and QTE gameplay elements, as found in Quantic Dream's previous title Fahrenheit.^ It showcases gameplay elements of the full game only.
  • Heavy Rain - The Explosm Fora 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC forums.explosm.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The game is being directed by Quantic Dream's founder and CEO David Cage, who also wrote and directed the studio's two previous games, Omikron: The Nomad Soul and Fahrenheit.
  • Heavy Rain - The Something Awful Forums 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC forums.somethingawful.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I just really hope that Quantic Dream will release this demo, even if it doesn't have anything to do with the story of the game, on the PSN, just so I can try the gameplay xP .
  • Heavy Rain - The Explosm Fora 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC forums.explosm.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The demo also confirmed a 2009 release date.^ Lost Planet 2 release date confirmed .
  • PS3 News: E3: Heavy Rain trailer - ComputerAndVideoGames.com 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.computerandvideogames.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • PS3 News: GC: New Heavy Rain trailer, shots - ComputerAndVideoGames.com 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.computerandvideogames.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This game is getting better and better each time I see it, release date and demo please.
  • PS3 News: E3: Heavy Rain trailer - ComputerAndVideoGames.com 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.computerandvideogames.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ December 14, 2009 in Previews 0 "Sony and Quantic Dream have teamed up to release one of the most unique PS3 games to date with Heavy Rain.
  • Heavy Rain News and Media - GameGrep 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

The whole video presentation is now available online.[27]
.From a technological standpoint, notable features of The Casting include full body and facial motion capture, real-time tears and wrinkles on the face, advanced skin shaders, and some advanced rendering features, such as depth of field, spherical harmonics, auto exposure and high dynamic range rendering.^ Erick Larson, Mississippi Extension corn and wheat specialist, says Mississippi fields face tough times.
  • Wheat hit hard by heavy rain, flooding 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC deltafarmpress.com [Source type: General]

^ Consequently some messages and transmissions may not be processed in a timely fashion or at all, and some features or functions may be restricted or delayed or become completely inoperable.
  • Heavy Rain - Hassan's Shop: Scenario 2 | SPIKE 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

^ All use of such applications or features is governed by Additional Terms as set forth in the Virtual Reality Applications - Terms .
  • Heavy Rain - Hassan's Shop: Scenario 2 | SPIKE 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

The technology enables animations of pupil dilation, tongue, eyes, fingers, and dynamic hair with physics.[28][29] .The game engine also supports real-time post-processing,[30][31] with which E3 attendees could interact at the event.^ It confirms my suspicions that this is not really a video game, and more of an interactive movie, which begs the question: .
  • The First Hour Of… Heavy Rain | Kotaku Australia 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ But seriously, a game like this could work if enough thought was put into it and the plot was really decent.
  • Heavy Rain is "interactive drama" - Sony News | PS3 | Eurogamer 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.eurogamer.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Originally Posted by Verruckt I'm intrigued with the game but if it is really going to be that short I won't bother.
  • Heavy Rain Gets Some New Video - Evil Avatar 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.evilavatar.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[32][33] Hair physics is achieved by the use of Havok.[1] .Facial motion capture was recorded using Vicon MX40 cameras and system, and was enhanced with a muscle system.^ And since they are developing exclusively, I would expect that Sony will back them with whatever tech support they can (like the animation system/motion capture tech from Uncharted).
  • Heavy Rain - The Explosm Fora 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC forums.explosm.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Gamescom 2009

.At the 2009 Gamescom in Cologne, Germany, Quantic Dream released a new trailer[34] and introduced two new characters, Scott Shelby,[35] a private detective, and Ethan Mars, an architect.^ December, 2009 [ 7 ] Developer Quantic Dream .
  • Heavy Rain is "interactive drama" - Sony News | PS3 | Eurogamer 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.eurogamer.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ At GamesCom 2009 in Cologne, Germany Quantic Dream will revel the third character, and will reveal the fourth at the Tokyo Game Show.
  • Heavy Rain News and Media - GameGrep 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ That's all that was said about him, Quantic Dreams instead focusing on Ethan Mars, a father who, two years ago, lost sight of his son in a crowd before witnessing the boy being hit and killed by a car.
  • PS3 News: GC: New Heavy Rain trailer, shots - ComputerAndVideoGames.com 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.computerandvideogames.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[36] .They had also some small playable demos for the audience, which showed Ethan and Scott.^ They showed some of the FBI guys gameplay, where you have to find clues and stuff using his future sunglasses.
  • Heavy Rain - The Something Awful Forums 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC forums.somethingawful.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.For the German television show MTV Game One Co-CEO Guillaume de Fondaumière gave a twenty-five minute interview, introducing and promoting the game, but also talking about the games industry as a whole.^ YouTube to see what it's about and then come back to me because your talking as if its something easily removable from the game when it is a fundamental aspect of this games mechanics.
  • Destructoid - Heavy Rain dev: QTE criticisms are 'bullsh*t' 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.destructoid.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ September 10, 2008 in News 8 In almost every video game there is one main character and he is through out the whole story.
  • Heavy Rain News and Media - GameGrep 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ We're on-location at Valve to talk to Gabe Newell and company about their upcoming co-op undead opus, Left 4 Dead 2!
  • Heavy Rain | SPIKE 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

[37]

Release

.The special edition of Heavy Rain, released in Europe and Australia,[38] contained a PlayStation Network voucher for the first episode of downloadable content, Chronicle 1 – The Taxidermist, the official soundtrack and a dynamic XMB theme.^ Heavy Rain - First 9 mins.
  • Heavy Rain Video Game | Reviews, Trailers & Interviews | GameTrailers.com 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.gametrailers.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ They also announced a Collectors edition(in Europe, not sure about can american release) that will come in a special case, XMB theme, downloadable soundtrack and the first Heavy Rain Chronicles episode.
  • Heavy Rain - The Something Awful Forums 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC forums.somethingawful.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I will pre-order Heavy Rain...when I get an official release date.
  • Pre-Order Heavy Rain or Get Screwed - Evil Avatar 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.evilavatar.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Though the Playstation Network voucher was supposed to contain the Heavy Rain official soundtrack it was not yet included for download, but it was be added on March 4. Sony recommended that special edition owners not redeem their voucher code until that date, though HMV have emailed those that bought the special edition from them to give them a code to redeem the soundtrack when it becomes available.^ Heavy Rain demo dated.
  • Heavy Rain - The Something Awful Forums 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC forums.somethingawful.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Sony declines to confirm Heavy Rain date [ 13 ] .
  • Heavy Rain is "interactive drama" - Sony News | PS3 | Eurogamer 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.eurogamer.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I will pre-order Heavy Rain...when I get an official release date.
  • Pre-Order Heavy Rain or Get Screwed - Evil Avatar 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.evilavatar.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

HMV has since removed the special edition from their website.

Soundtrack

Heavy Rain (Original Soundtrack from the Video Game)
Soundtrack by Normand Corbeil
Released February 23, 2010 (iTunes)
March 4, 2010 (PSN)
Genre Soundtrack
Video game music
Length 40:26
Label Sony
Track listing
Track Title Length
1. "Ethan Mars' Main Theme"   3:31
2. "Norman Jayden's Main Theme"   4:42
3. "Before the Storm"   2:55
4. "Madison Paige's Main Theme"   3:31
5. "Scott Shelby's Main Theme"   6:01
6. "Lauren Winter's Main Theme"   3:07
7. "Painful Memories"   1:29
8. "The Chase"   1:25
9. "Redemption"   1:39
10. "The Bulldozer"   1:34
11. "High Tension"   1:16
12. "The Fight"   1:31
13. "The Hold Up"   1:28
14. "Looking for Shaun"   1:36
15. "Countdown"   1:33
16. "Last Breath"   2:59

Four Days Challenge

.Starting on 26 January 2010, people were able to take part in the Four Days Challenge, which was an online search for the Origami Killer.^ Thursday, January 21st, 2010 Heavy Rain: Chronicles DLC lets you be Origami Killer () Tags: david cage , heavy rain , heavy rain chronicles , quantic dream Category Action , Hot , PS3 , Sony 3 Comments » .
  • VG247 » heavy rain 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.vg247.com [Source type: General]

^ Friday, January 15th, 2010 Heavy Rain website goes live with its own interactive game () Tags: four days , heavy rain , quanitc dream Category Action , Hot , PS3 , Sony 5 Comments » .
  • VG247 » heavy rain 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.vg247.com [Source type: General]

^ But that’s not all – you can also find out about ‘Four Days’ – the Heavy Rain Online Experience…" .
  • Heavy Rain News and Media - GameGrep 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

[39][40] .People had to pool ideas and clues in order to find the Origami Killer.^ I searched for clues about a serial murderer, the Origami Killer.
  • Heavy Rain - "Interactive Drama" - video games Discussion Forum 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.When European players registered, they gained access to an exclusive in-game Playstation Home T-shirt.^ One of the most anticipated PlayStation 3 exclusives for 2010, I'm still not entirely sure it's even a game...
  • Heavy Rain News and Media - GameGrep 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ Well apparently, they have also bought the latest and greatest in Motion Capture for their PS3 exclusive game.
  • Heavy Rain News and Media - GameGrep 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ Blog 2 "Heavy Rain, the Playstation 3 exclusive coming out February 26, is going to change the way people think about games.
  • Heavy Rain News and Media - GameGrep 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

U.S. players were given the chance to get a shirt during the Four Days Challenge.[41] If Week 2 of the challenge was completed successfully, users received a code to play the demo early.[42]

Public demo

.On 11 February 2010, a demo with a tutorial, two in-game levels[43], and a trailer was released internationally.^ I just really hope that Quantic Dream will release this demo, even if it doesn't have anything to do with the story of the game, on the PSN, just so I can try the gameplay xP .
  • Heavy Rain - The Explosm Fora 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC forums.explosm.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Even though it was just a tech demo and had nothing to do with the game coming out February.
  • Heavy Rain - The Something Awful Forums 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC forums.somethingawful.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ And for those doubting the PS3 I played the God of War 3 demo; trust me when this game is released all of these criticisms will be put to rest, the game will be epic.
  • That VideoGame Blog » PS3 “by far the best platform” for Heavy Rain 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.thatvideogameblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Prior to the release, it was privately available via redemption code to anyone who solved Week 2 of the Four Days Challenge.^ Information Thread 4 Days Challenge Heavy Rain official website live Does anyone know the release date 4 Characters & Multiple Endings?
  • Heavy Rain News and Media - GameGrep 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

[42] .The demo follows both Private Detective Scott Shelby and FBI Special Agent Norman Jayden as they individually try to track down the Origami Killer through conventional interrogation of witnesses and crime scene investigation.^ A fourth character, Norman Jaden, is an FBI profiler who seeks clues to the identity of the Origami Killer with the help of some advanced glasses and glove that allow the player to produce a clue-highlighting circle of light.
  • Heavy Rain - "Interactive Drama" - video games Discussion Forum 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Story There are four playable characters mentioned an FBI profiler named Norman Jayden, a private detective named Scott Shelby, an architect named Ethan Mars, and journalist named Madison Paige.
  • Heavy Rain - The Something Awful Forums 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC forums.somethingawful.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The player gets control of new characters in new chapters, taking command of an overweight, middle-aged private detective who visits a prostitute to speak to her about her son, a victim of the Origami Killer.
  • Heavy Rain - "Interactive Drama" - video games Discussion Forum 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The demo's opening features a tutorial not in the final game to get the player aquainted with the control scheme before starting the first scene.^ According to a demonstration given to Edge magazine, the game will use a unique control scheme.
  • Heavy Rain - The Something Awful Forums 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC forums.somethingawful.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The first 2 games were about as popular as the Halo games, so the final installment is genna score big.
  • Quantic Dream: Heavy Rain to be a PS3 system seller… when it finally arrives - GAMER.BLORGE 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC gamer.blorge.com [Source type: General]

^ This first Ethan chapter is your tutorial, the first gaming tutorial I've ever played consisting entirely of actions possible in the real world.
  • Heavy Rain - "Interactive Drama" - video games Discussion Forum 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.While no plot points are revealed, the demo sees Shelby visit a sleazy hotel to meet and question a call-girl named Lauren Winter, whose son Johnny was a victim of the Origami Killer.^ May 27, 2009 in Previews 0 "Everything we'd seen up until the point we finally got to play Heavy Rain: The Origami Killer wasn't actually Heavy Rain.
  • Heavy Rain News and Media - GameGrep 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ News 3 "David Cage has revealed that one episode of Heavy Rain's Chronicles DLC puts you in the body of the Origami Killer himself.
  • Heavy Rain News and Media - GameGrep 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

.Jayden appears at a crime scene in search of clues in his investigation of the killer in a segment of the demo as well.^ I searched for clues about a serial murderer, the Origami Killer.
  • Heavy Rain - "Interactive Drama" - video games Discussion Forum 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ His investigation into the Origami Killer has led him to Mad Jack, a fence for stolen cars who is believed to have sold a vehicle found at the most recent crime scene to the serial murderer.
  • Destructoid - Preview: Heavy Rain 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.destructoid.com [Source type: General]

The player is introduced to Lt. Carter Blake. .A trailer accompanies the demo, containing some unseen footage from the game, as well as a recap of the four main characters, along with their possible motivations.^ September 10, 2008 in News 8 In almost every video game there is one main character and he is through out the whole story.
  • Heavy Rain News and Media - GameGrep 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ Blog 0 Heavy Rain's stars four totally different characters that actually relate more to the person playing the game than one might think.
  • Heavy Rain News and Media - GameGrep 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ My main problem with Indigo Prophecy was the mismatch between the game's serious story and painfully cliche' characters.
  • Destructoid - Preview: Heavy Rain 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.destructoid.com [Source type: General]

Future

Downloadable content

.A prequel, Heavy Rain: The Taxidermist, originally planned to be released as downloadable content at the same time as the full game, was re-scheduled to be released on 4 March in the U.S.[citation needed] In Europe however it was released on the launch date with the Special Edition of the game, but due to issues with the soundtrack on PSN, customers had been advised to wait until 4 March before redeeming their code.^ Heavy Rain is unlike any other game.
  • The First Hour Of… Heavy Rain | Kotaku Australia 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It seems the game is Heavy Rain.
  • Heavy Rain News and Media - GameGrep 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ David Cage, Game Director Anyway, there are some more details on the wiki page: Heavy Rain Oh, and about the bad lip synch in the tech demo, the demo was originally made in french (Quantic Dream being french), and they didn't have time to redo the lip synch for E3.
  • Heavy Rain - The Explosm Fora 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC forums.explosm.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[44]

Film adaptation

.New Line Cinema optioned rights for a film adaptation a few days after the technology demo from E3 2006 was shown [45], but there has been no further news since then.^ June 03, 2009 in News 0 We learned three days ago that throughout E3, the PlayStation Store would be constantly updated .
  • Heavy Rain News and Media - GameGrep 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ However, since the initial video that was shown at E3 a couple years back and the video shown at the Games Convention 2008 and until now we weren't given many screens...
  • Heavy Rain News and Media - GameGrep 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

Reception

 Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings 89.87% [46]
Metacritic 87/100 [47]
Review scores
Publication Score
1UP.com A-[48]
Edge 7/10
Eurogamer 9/10
Famitsu 37/40[49]
G4 4/5
Game Informer 9.5/10
GamePro 5/5
GameSpot 8.5/10
GameSpy 4.5/5 stars
GameTrailers 8.9/10
GameZone 9/10
IGN 9.0/10[50]
Official PlayStation Magazine (US) 5/5 stars
Official PlayStation Magazine (UK) 9/10
Heavy Rain has been met with critical acclaim. The UK Official PlayStation Magazine scored the game 9 out of 10, with reviewers saying, "I'm convinced it's one of the freshest, most exciting, and even important games on PS3 so far." The magazine praised the effective controls of the game, as well as the pacing of the story, which the reviewer described as key, and perfectly designed to create an "exhausting, exhilarating, and, crucially, involving" experience. .He concluded by saying that, "Certainly there's nothing quite like it on PS3, or indeed any other system.^ Ps3 has nothing inferior to the 360, its just that developers like Valve do not like “Tricky Hardware” Whenever a developer says that a PS3 game cannot be done on 360, its true.
  • That VideoGame Blog » PS3 “by far the best platform” for Heavy Rain 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.thatvideogameblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ ALL YOU GOT IS GOW AND MGS AND XBOX IS GETTING MGS … BOTH GREAT SYSTEMS BUT THERES A REASON THE XBOX IS AHEAD OF THE PS3.
  • That VideoGame Blog » PS3 “by far the best platform” for Heavy Rain 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.thatvideogameblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Put gaming conventions aside, go in with no expectations other than this is something new and massively good-looking, and you'll be rewarded with a unique experience that lurches between genius and madness, manages to be genuinely emotional, and that you'll be bursting to talk about with your friends."^ We were told that you can also explore in narrow spaces and never have to worry about your character getting stuck."
  • Heavy Rain - The Explosm Fora 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC forums.explosm.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Madison moved forward to look in the mailbox, but whether she puts her hand in slowly or backs off is entirely up to you.
  • Heavy Rain - The Explosm Fora 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC forums.explosm.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ You go from boss to boss but if you take the time to wander the asylumn for tapes and riddles your rewarded with an enhanced experience.
  • The First Hour Of… Heavy Rain | Kotaku Australia 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[51] Eurogamer France also gave the game a score of 9 out of 10, saying, "The game from Quantic Dream has touched me, unquestionably, as a player because it symbolizes today the culmination of a genre halfway between cinema and video game that has always seemed interesting in its intentions but rarely conclusive." The reviewer concludes by saying, "A high score, therefore, to welcome risk-taking that represents this type of production today." [52]
.British magazine GamesMaster gave the game a score of 91%, complimenting Heavy Rain for being 'incredibly original and compelling.', "The atmosphere is incredible - full of driving rain (which becomes central to the plot), fizzing neon lights, dank apartments and warehouses.^ Heavy Rain is unlike any other game.
  • The First Hour Of… Heavy Rain | Kotaku Australia 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ David Cage, Game Director Anyway, there are some more details on the wiki page: Heavy Rain Oh, and about the bad lip synch in the tech demo, the demo was originally made in french (Quantic Dream being french), and they didn't have time to redo the lip synch for E3.
  • Heavy Rain - The Explosm Fora 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC forums.explosm.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Heavy Rain, God of War 3 and Gran Turismo 5 in early 2010 to add to what is becoming a rapidly growing raft of exclusive and incredibly exciting Playstation 3 titles.
  • Heavy Rain on PS3 looks to be shaping up very nicely | Technology | guardian.co.uk 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

It's a dark noir game, not a bright adventure." The title was also given a GamesMaster Gold Award.[53] IGN's Chris Roper scored the game 9.0/10 commenting specifically on the game's "fantastic story that's one of the best in gaming." However, he pointed out that the game's beginning is very slow, and might turn off some players.[50]
.GameZone's Michael Lafferty, gave the game a 9.5/10, saying "There are some flaws, but taken as a package, Heavy Rain is a remarkable achievement in gaming that creates an interactive experience that goes beyond the pages of a good novel or film noir.^ Heavy Rain is unlike any other game.
  • The First Hour Of… Heavy Rain | Kotaku Australia 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ David Cage, Game Director Anyway, there are some more details on the wiki page: Heavy Rain Oh, and about the bad lip synch in the tech demo, the demo was originally made in french (Quantic Dream being french), and they didn't have time to redo the lip synch for E3.
  • Heavy Rain - The Explosm Fora 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC forums.explosm.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Why, only yesterday, I saw an Xbox 360 game that had a menu, shooting and all sorts of things that are just like the things that you expect Heavy Rain to do.
  • That VideoGame Blog » PS3 “by far the best platform” for Heavy Rain 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.thatvideogameblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

This is a game that needs to be experienced."[54]
.Heavy Rain ranked as the tenth best-selling game in North America for February 2010. According to NPD Group sales information, the game sold 219,300 units in the region that month.^ Heavy Rain is unlike any other game.
  • The First Hour Of… Heavy Rain | Kotaku Australia 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Alan Wake seems like a survival horror/emotion driven game and for some reason it reminded me a lot of Heavy Rain.
  • That VideoGame Blog » PS3 “by far the best platform” for Heavy Rain 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.thatvideogameblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I mean, just look at Uncharted 2 and I know, that I am comparing cutscenes with actual in-game, but after U2, the emotionless faces in Heavy Rain are not acceptable, for me at least.
  • That VideoGame Blog » PS3 “by far the best platform” for Heavy Rain 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.thatvideogameblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[55] .Heavy Rain entered Japanese sales charts at number six, selling 27,000 units according to Media Create.^ Any way we don’t need this FLOP of a game near a xbox360 when we have games like Alan Wake and will sell in its millions not like heavy rain so keep your QTE. .
  • That VideoGame Blog » PS3 “by far the best platform” for Heavy Rain 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.thatvideogameblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ PS3 is crap and heavy rain in sales will flop and that is a fact.
  • That VideoGame Blog » PS3 “by far the best platform” for Heavy Rain 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.thatvideogameblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ HEAVY RAIN WILL NOT MOVE PS3 UNITS….
  • That VideoGame Blog » PS3 “by far the best platform” for Heavy Rain 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.thatvideogameblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[56] .Heavy Rain debuted at number one on the UK sales charts for the week ending 27 February 2010, beating out all multiplatform and single platform releases.^ But I just got off the phone with someone who said heavy rain is predicted (the week of March 25).
  • Wheat hit hard by heavy rain, flooding 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC deltafarmpress.com [Source type: General]

^ Why, only yesterday, I saw an Xbox 360 game that had a menu, shooting and all sorts of things that are just like the things that you expect Heavy Rain to do.
  • That VideoGame Blog » PS3 “by far the best platform” for Heavy Rain 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.thatvideogameblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This week on GTTV, we're on-location with the developers behind the PS3 exclusive, Heavy Rain.
  • Heavy Rain | SPIKE 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

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  • Heavy Rain Walkthroughs - PS3 Walkthroughs & FAQs -- PlayStation 3 - IGN 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ But according to an updated post on the PlayStation.Blog , that announcement was off by a week as the game will actually be released on February 23.
  • Heavy Rain gets February 23 release date @ Gaming Target 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.gamingtarget.com [Source type: General]

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  • Heavy Rain Causing Lowcountry Flooding|ABC News 4 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.wciv.com [Source type: News]

Release date: February 182010

Getting Started
  • Controls
Walkthrough
The Heavy Rain Chronicles
  1. The Taxidermist
  2. Chronicle 2
Appendices
  • Trophies
Heavy Rain
Box artwork for Heavy Rain.
Developer(s) Quantic Dream
Publisher(s) Sony Computer Entertainment
Release date(s)
Genre(s) Adventure
System(s) PlayStation 3
Mode(s) Single player
Rating(s)
CERO: Ages 17 and up
ESRB: Mature
PEGI: Ages 18+
BBFC: 15
OFLC: Mature Accompanied & Restricted
OFLC/NZ: R18
.Heavy Rain (HEAVY RAIN(ヘビーレイン) -心の軋むとき- ?) is an upcoming PlayStation 3 video game being developed by French studio, Quantic Dream.^ Heavy Rain - "Interactive Drama" - video games Discussion Forum .
  • Heavy Rain - "Interactive Drama" - video games Discussion Forum 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Heavy Rain is a PS3 exclusive game produced by Quantic Dream .
  • Have Faith In Heavy Rain | Sarcastic Gamer 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC sarcasticgamer.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Heavy Rain is coming in 2010, for the PlayStation 3.
  • Heavy Rain at E3: personal, third-person journey into hell 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC arstechnica.com [Source type: General]

.The game is being directed by Quantic Dream's founder and CEO David Cage, who also wrote and directed the studio's two previous games, Omikron: The Nomad Soul and Fahrenheit.^ But Quantic Dream’s CEO David Cage is confident Heavy Rain is going to different.
  • Quantic Dream: Heavy Rain to be a PS3 system seller… when it finally arrives - GAMER.BLORGE 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC gamer.blorge.com [Source type: General]

^ Heavy Rain is being developed by French studio, Quantic Dream.
  • Heavy Rain - The Something Awful Forums 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC forums.somethingawful.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The studio has had success in the adventure game genre with Fahrenheit and Omikron.
  • Heavy Rain is "interactive drama" - Sony News | PS3 | Eurogamer 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.eurogamer.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.David Cage has confirmed a demo, but the Quantic Dream team is still choosing what "Scene" of the game shall be used for the demo.^ David Cage, head of Quantic Dream, the development team behind the highly anticipated...
  • Heavy Rain // Current 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC current.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Interview with David Cage, founder of Quantic Dream   » .
  • Heavy Rain (video game) - giantbomb.com Forum 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.giantbomb.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Quantic Dream's David Cage not worried what censors think of game.
  • Heavy rain articles - Tech | Metro.co.uk 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC tech.metro.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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.There are four playable characters confirmed – an FBI profiler named Norman Jayden, a retired private detective named Scott Shelby, an architect named Ethan Mars, and a journalist named Madison Paige.^ Sony needs to recast Norman Jayden, the game's FBI profiler.
  • Heavy Rain on PlayStation 3 Features - GameDaily 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.gamedaily.com [Source type: General]

^ He, along with Ethan Mars, Norman Jayden and Madison Paige make up the four playable protagonists in the game.
  • Heavy Rain: The Origami Killer – hands-on, Heavy Rain PS3 Previews | GamesRadar 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC www.gamesradar.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Story There are four playable characters mentioned an FBI profiler named Norman Jayden, a private detective named Scott Shelby, an architect named Ethan Mars, and journalist named Madison Paige.
  • Heavy Rain - The Something Awful Forums 30 January 2010 2:14 UTC forums.somethingawful.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

All playable characters are said to be looking for a serial killer known as "The Origami Killer".

Table of Contents

Getting Started
  • Controls
Walkthrough
The Heavy Rain Chronicles
  1. The Taxidermist
  2. Chronicle 2
Appendices
  • Trophies

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