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