It's not only one of the most promising titles of the generation thus far, it's also one of the most innovative, which is why everyone is so excited about Heavy Rain .

Lately, we've been seeing a lot more information and details concerning the ambitious project, and that includes numerous interviews with Quantic Dream bosses. The game has also managed to generate plenty of controversy due to the confirmed (and rumored) sexual content; nudity is most certainly involved, and there has been talk of various sex scenes. But the bottom line is that we may be looking at an evolutionary leap in the realm of virtual storytelling, and that's what has us so intrigued. All we need now is a release date…and it seems Famitsu may have stumbled upon a partial answer. According to Examiner.com , the Japanese publication lists Heavy Rain with a February 18 launch date. This would imply that it will release in North America and Europe right around the same time, if not even earlier (Quantic Dream is a European studio, after all), and the timing seems perfect. It may not have to butt heads with the blockbusters in March, you know?  Makes things easier.

And it may be purely coincidence, but Heavy Rain will be one of many hot games on tap for next week's Sony event in New York, which we will be attending. I've already staked my claim to hounding Quantic Dream that day, but perhaps the only piece of info that'll really matter is a release date, which might be revealed right then…

Related Game(s): Heavy Rain

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GuernicaReborn
GuernicaReborn
11 years ago

Nice. That'll give me enough time to beat it until GoWIII comes out.

I wonder what the trophy list will look like.

bOnEs
bOnEs
11 years ago

january – MAG
february – heavy rain
march – god of war III

what a start to the new year!!

englishgolfer
englishgolfer
11 years ago

no kidding about the start of next year! and it's only going to get better.

would love to see if sony do a "it only does everything" advert for this game – what would they focus on?

BTNwarrior
BTNwarrior
11 years ago

And I thought this year was the year of the ps3. Perhaps the title generation of the ps3 is more suitable

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

"it only does: realistic sex scenes"? hah

GuernicaReborn
GuernicaReborn
11 years ago

Throw Bioshock 2 in there as well, I just played the first one for the first time last night and I have to get it now. I think the second one releases in Feb 2010.

556pineapple
556pineapple
11 years ago

This, GOWIII, GT5, FFXIII. My wallet will hate me.

geovanwitdakick
geovanwitdakick
11 years ago

it's funny cuz I just woke up from a dream dat Heavy Rain came out in February, & yesterday I was wondering wat Sony was releasing in the time between MAG & the March of all Marches. I'd (& will) get this over Bioshock 2 anyday.

Buckeyestar
Buckeyestar
11 years ago

I know it was nothing definite, but Gamestop has had Heavy Rain listed for a February 16th ship date for some time now.


Last edited by Buckeyestar on 12/1/2009 10:57:17 AM

karneli lll
karneli lll
11 years ago

Releasing a new IP in February? With final fantasy coming in march? Someone is clearly not doing their homework.

Alienange
Alienange
11 years ago

Wow. Exactly what I was thinking. I can foresee poor sales already.

Hezzron
Hezzron
11 years ago

Heavy Rain looks like a walking and talking simulator. I don't see the masses getting excited over it at all.

bOnEs
bOnEs
11 years ago

i'm sure the hype will help sales…

coverton341
coverton341
11 years ago

I am never going to be able to save any money. It just isn't possible with all of these must have titles that keep coming out.

Funny thing about all of this is these are all Sony titles that are coming out. I know most here will disagree with this but I am sitting here hoping for at least one single 360 game to come out some time in the eventual future. I am having one hell of a time justifying still hanging on to that thing. I think the only reason I do still have it is for Mass Effect 2 and Alan Wake. Oh well I guess I can always go back and play Lost Odyssey again.

Anyway, bring on the games Sony my wallet will hate me but with all the awesome I don't think I will mind too terribly much.

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
11 years ago

I am so looking forward to this title.

godsman
godsman
11 years ago

I'll wait a bit for this game. This is what I hate about this, all the good games pushed to early next year. Now next year is overcrowded. Many people are forgetting Killzone 2, because it was released early of 2009. There's MAG, Heavy Rain, God of War 3, FFXIII, GT5 etc. I am also waiting for some JRPG ports, such as Tales of Vesperia and Star Ocean 4. It'll be expensive for PS3 gamers early next year.

GT5, FXIII, and God of War 3 are guranteed multimillion sellers.
GT5 – 10 million
FXIII – 5 million
God of War 3 – 2.5 million

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

WKC
GT5
FFXIII
Heavy Rain
Star Ocean
Tales of Vesperia

Looks like 2010 is shaping up to be an expensive year, especially for RPG fans.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
11 years ago

OK, off topic for a sec……

Why is there a Xbox360 Live commercial for Forza 3 sitting over on the right side of this page?????

I understand getting advertising dollars, but it just seems a 100% "totally wrong" message for this site.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

I've said it before and I'll say it again, if MS wants to pay PSXE's bills I'm okay with that. They are just a glorified cash machine 🙂

Imagi
Imagi
11 years ago

You ought to pay a visit to some Linux sites, MS products are advertised everywhere. I even thought of creating a Linux centric news site just to earn some extra cash from Microsoft.

isaya85
isaya85
11 years ago

I need to reserve this I forgot to do it the last time I was at gamestop

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Umm, dude, I really want this game but whether I get it on release day or not is in question now because of the massive lineup. Sadly I might have to wait a bit. I think HR will be a title that doesn't make a massive debut, but instead hits with great review scores and then trickles in sales over time due to word of mouth. They should really make a tv commercial too.

Robochic
Robochic
11 years ago

Man, early next year is Expensive my list thus far

Bioshock 2–FEB
WKC–FEB
GOW III –MARCH
Heavy rain–FEB (same day as WKC)
FF13–MARCH
GT5–FEB
MAG–JAN
possible Modnation racers (debating)

Well lets hope I get many Giftcards just to pay off the rest of all these preorders. Or since my birthday is Feb just ask for nothing but giftcards or lots of cash!

Vivi_Gamer
Vivi_Gamer
11 years ago

Feburary, Lovely Stuff!

This is a definitive PS3 exclusive, i rarely buy games on the release now i'm at uni but i shall be getting this for sure, it has so much potential if farenheit is anything to go buy.

eLLeJuss
eLLeJuss
11 years ago

omg..2010 is a big year

Anonymous
Anonymous
11 years ago

February 18 sounds good to me, too.

I'll buy it on Day One but I probably won't play it right away with Dante's Inferno, BioShock 2 and possibly White Knight Chronicles coming out before it.

frostface
frostface
11 years ago

Feb sounds good, I can see this being an early birthday present allowing me to save my soon to be redundancy money for all the games in March!

karneli lll
karneli lll
11 years ago

I think im the only one who wants Heavy rain delayed till may or end of april, after march, there is nothing to enjoy.

Take care David Cage,it was fun thinking outside the box

DGo8
DGo8
11 years ago

My wallet is gonna be empty..next year is gonna be mad in terms of whats coming out Motion Con..God Of War 3…GT5…Heavy Rain…MAG…FF(Still on thafence..it wil be my 1st FF game)…MAG…ModNation…Killzone3 Resistance 3 theres alota talk about them to so you know…2010 is gonna be great for us gamers…Ps3 owners more 😉

Ricochet
Ricochet
11 years ago

TOP-OF-MY-GAMING-LIST.

I really want to see how the game turns out.

Deadman
Deadman
11 years ago

This is a must get I hope it comes out in Feb. that will put my gaming sch. on track.

SotC- Now
Batman: AA next
MW2 to kill time then
Heavy Rain
GoWIII

just2skillf00l
just2skillf00l
11 years ago

Hopefully this game sells. I support it 100% because this is a good direction for games to go in. After seeing FPS after FPS you start to crave other genres. I love FPS's because they are fun especially online given you are playing with decent competition.

However…games like Heavy Rain are memorable because they offer a new experience, one that I'll gladly take up. FPS's are easy to be successful with, but experimental titles that are rare in genre like Heavy Rain are much more complicated and truly deserve to be called "works of art".

I commend Quantic Dream for straying away from the typical successful genre and instead doing something creative and unique. Quantic Dream, you have my respect, but more importantly, my purchase.


Last edited by just2skillf00l on 12/1/2009 6:27:04 PM

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
11 years ago

It's not like I'm saying this would be a bad game, but I can't see anything that impressed me.

Here's hoping there's gonna be a demo for this because I will have to play it to know whether it's good or bad.

___________
___________
11 years ago

they said there will be a demo this year.
but well, its the 2nd of December and i have heard nothing of that.
so im guessing it was canned.
i hope they do release a demo this year, but it does not look likely.

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

This would be huge!

Buying this no doubt

___________
___________
11 years ago

if you get a chance ben, ask them if you will have a retry option in the game.
thats one thing ive been wondering and has not been answered.
i love the idea that your actions have consequences BUT i dont want to have to replay the whole game, exactly how i did before to find out what would happen if i did this, or that.
it will be out in February definitely, ill put money on that.
the question is when in February

Perry Katy
Perry Katy
11 years ago

Great!!!! This is a long anticipated game for me… 🙂

Orvisman
Orvisman
11 years ago

GameStop has had a Feb. 16 release date for awhile now.