Tag: Heavy Rain
Review Heavy Rain - Moody Narrative Thriller Loses Its Edge in PS4 Release
Republished on Tuesday 2nd July 2019: We're bringing this review back from the archives following the announcement of July's PlayStation Plus lineup. The original text follows. Love it or loathe it, Heavy Rain is an important game. The drizzly depression session certainly didn't invent the idea of interactive drama – developer Quantic...
News Pre-Order Detroit for Instant Access to Heavy Rain PS4
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If you’re in the mood for a little David Cage craziness and are looking forward to the forthcoming Detroit: Become Human, then it’s worth noting that the PlayStation 4 exclusive’s Digital Deluxe Edition is up for pre-order in Europe and North America. While a little pricier than the standard retail release, it comes...
News Heavy Rain's Sales Reach a Ridiculous 5.3 Million Units
When it rains it pours
Back when it released in 2010, Heavy Rain was looked upon as one of the most experimental titles in Sony’s portfolio. While it built upon a lot of the groundwork laid in PlayStation 2 game Fahrenheit (or Indigo Prophecy, depending on where you’re from) its story-driven murder mystery was unlike anything available at the...
News Quantic Dream's Heavy Rain Has Been a Huge Success
Exceeds 4.5 million sales globally
Heavy Rain hasn’t aged especially well, but the game was ground-breaking when it first released in 2010, delivering a grounded interactive adventure that would go on to influence the likes of Telltale and beyond. And Parisian developer Quantic Dream has announced that as of 31st March, the release has sold...
News Heavy Rain's PS4 Price Won't Dampen Your Mood if You've Already Bought Beyond
Wet and wild
Quantic Dream's anticipated #Emotion compilation will launch at retail on 4th March for the PlayStation 4 in Europe, but if you've already bought Beyond: Two Souls for your new-gen system, then you'll be able to nab Heavy Rain at a discounted price. The asking fee, in the UK at least, sits at a very reasonable £7.99. The port of the...
News Here's the Box Art for That Quantic Dream PS4 Collection
Sony's preparing a boxed bundle of Quantic Dream games in March, meaning that you'll be able to get your David Cage fix in full on the PlayStation 4. The package includes the recently released Beyond: Two Souls port, as well as the upcoming Heavy Rain remaster. Agent Norman Jayden FBI's taken to bouncing a ball against a virtual wall...
News Heavy Rain, Beyond: Two Souls to Get PS4 Release Dates Soon
The origami killer awaits
You'll be screaming about JASON'S safety all over again soon, as it seems that Quantic Dream is getting ready to announce the PlayStation 4 release dates for Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls. The interactive dramas – which both originally deployed on the PlayStation 3 – were confirmed for Sony's new-gen hardware at E3...
E3 2015 Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls Confirmed for PS4
The origami killer awaits
And the surprises just keep coming. Alright, we've know about this one for eternity: Quantic Dream's divisive adventure Beyond: Two Souls is coming to the PlayStation 4. There's more, however: Heavy Rain will be joining it as part of a Blu-ray double pack. The downside is that it'll only be available in Europe, which is...
News David Cage To Showcase New Quantic Dream Technology At GDC
If you're curious about what Quantic Dream's been up to since the release of Heavy Rain back in 2010, then you're weeks away from finding out
Develop's reporting that the French studio is to showcase its new technology at a 60-minute GDC lecture in March. The demonstration will be anchored by co-CEO David Cage, and will "examine virtual actors,...
News Heavy Rain Was Completed By 74% Of Players
Heavy Rain remains one of our favourite PlayStation 3 games to date
Quantic Dream's moody adventure might not have got everything right, but it deserved its plaudits for trying. And according to statistics released by an IGN infographic, the game got its just deserves. The thriller was completed by a whopping 74% of players, which we're guessing is...
News Heavy Rain: Director's Cut Ships To American Retailers Next Week
Despite suffering something of a backlash since release, Heavy Rain remains one of our favourite PlayStation 3 exclusives
Fundamentally different from any other game available — even a good 18 months after its original release — Heavy Rain offers a slower, more deliberately narrative driven experience. We'd urge anyone that hasn't had the chance...
News Cage: Quantic Dream Is All About Breaking Boundaries
Quantic Dream's David Cage has told Develop that he has no interest in making a Heavy Rain sequel because he is not in the video games business to make money
Quantic Dream, he said, is all about breaking boundaries. Let me be stupid for one second; Im not in this business to make money, he told the website. I wrote Heavy Rain because I was...
News Online Pass Justified: Quantic Dream Lost Nearly ?10 Million From Used Sales Of Heavy Rain
Quantic Dream's CEO, Guillaume de Fondaumiere, has revealed that his company lost an estimated 10 million from used sales of Heavy Rain
But the executive didn't blame the consumer, more the recent recession which he believes has lessened spending in the video game sector: I would say that the impact that the recession had, especially on AAA...
News Edited Heavy Rain To Get European Re-Release
European ratings board PEGI has published an evaluation for Heavy Rain Edition Modifiee, a supposedly toned down version of Quantic Dream's crime-drama epic
The original game carried a PEGI 18 rating, but Edition Modifiee has been awarded a PEGI 16 score. It's unknown what content has been cut, but the PEGI rating mentions an August 3rd release date...
News Quantic Dream 'In Discussions' With Sony For E3 Announcement
E3's coming guys, hold onto your hats
Quantic Dream boss, David Cage, has just dropped the most exciting E3 tid-bit of the year thus far — that his studio is "in discussions" with Sony for an E3 announcement of its new project in June. This is in discussion right now with Sony, Cage told CVG when asked about an E3 reveal. Well...
News Cage: Quantic Dream's Latest Technology Makes L.A. Noire Look Restricted
Quantic Dream's outspoken gaffer, David Cage, has said that the Team Bondi's impressive Motion Scan performance capture technology is a "dead end", and that his own studio's new gizmos are already more advanced
I think [Motion Scan is] an interesting solution to a problem for now. But its also an interesting dead end, the visionary head told...
News David Cage Talks About His Relationship With Sony, Staying Loyal To The PlayStation Brand
Sorry non-PlayStation owners, but it looks like you're going to have to pick up a PlayStation 3 if you want to play what Heavy Rain developer, Quantic Dream, cook up next
The studio's gaffer, David Cage, has revealed that the platform holder has earned his "loyalty". Speaking with CVG, Cage said that Quantic Dream's relationship with Sony...
News Evidence For Quantic Dream's Next Game Mounts
Snippets of information pieced together by superannuation's Twitter feed, TheSixthAxis and NeoGAF [quite the collaborative effort
Ed] might just be enough to paint our first impression of Quantic Dream's next project. We've known for a while that David Cage and his crew have been working on two new projects, but now we have the briefest sniff of...
News David Cage Is Eager To Prove Heavy Rain Was Not A Fluke
Heavy Rain was one of the big winners at last night's video game BAFTAs
But despite winning awards for story, technical innovation and music, Quantic Dream's gaffer, David Cage, is eager to prove his studio can replicate the game's success. We created the genre. We own the genre, and we want to show that Heavy Rain was not a coincidence or a...
News Heavy Rain, Mass Effect 2 Score Big At The Gaming BAFTAs
Mass Effect 2 took the top-prize at last night's gaming BAFTAs, scooping the gong for game of the year
Sony and Quantic Dream's Heavy Rain wasn't far behind though, winning three awards for its story, technical innovation and original music. Elsewhere on PlayStation, God Of War III took the prize for artistic achievement while Assassin's Creed:...
News Mega 64 Does Its Very Best Heavy Rain Impression, Makes Us Smile
Mega 64's cringe-worthy public interpretations of popular video games don't always grab us, but the group's second Heavy Rain video is pretty funny
News Cage: Quantic Dream's Working On Two Very Different Projects, Wants To Make War Game
David Cage has been far too quiet since Heavy Rain launched
We miss the French visionary's view on the future, and ambitious remarks on the video game industry. Thank heavens for GDC then, where Quantic Dream's top boffin has been rambling on about all sorts of post-Heavy Rain implications. As well as revealing that over 70 percent of players...
News Top PlayStation 3 Titles Join Sony's $30 'Greatest Hits' Label
Sony's expanded its growing collection of PS3 'Greatest Hits' by four, adding the likes of God Of War III, Heavy Rain, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, Modnation Racers and UFC Undisputed 2010 to the catalogue's growing roster
Each of the games will be repackaged at an impressive $30, making them the perfect impulse purchases — even if you own two...
News Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood Nabs Seven BAFTA Nominations, Heavy Rain Grabs Six
The video game BAFTA nominations are out, and Ubisoft's brilliant Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood is leading the charge with a whopping seven nominations
It's up for Best Game, as well as Action, Artistic Achievement and more. Heavy Rain managed to scoop up a respectable six nominations, battling in similar categories to Assassin's Creed. Hit the jump...
News Bioware, Rockstar Win Big At The Annual Interactive Achievement Awards
We only just finished Mass Effect 2 due to the game's timed exclusivity period on XBOX 360, but we got to the end just in time to see what all the fuss is about
Bioware's space-RPG was the big winner at last night's Annual Interactive Achievement Awards (part of DICE), scooping gongs for RPG of the year, outstanding achievement in story and, game of...
News Heavy Rain Listed Among BAFTA GAME Award Nominations, Get Voting
The 10-game shortlist for the BAFTA Video Game Awards has been revealed this morning
The publicly voted category is now open, with gamers being encouraged to register their votes through here. Among the nominees are Heavy Rain, Red Dead Redemption and Mass Effect 2. Hit the jump for the full break-down. Being a public ballot your vote actually...
News Heavy Rain Video Details Cut Content & Deleted Scenes, Is Fascinating
Did you know that the original version of Heavy Rain featured gameplay segments in which Ethan Mars swam around in a metaphor for the Origami Killer's mind? No, neither did we, that's why we found this trailer featuring deleted scenes from the game absolutely fascinating
Beware: this video is pretty spoiler heavy.
News Heads Up: The Heavy Rain PlayStation Move Patch Is Available Now
Those of you with copies of Heavy Rain will be able to download a patch from this morning enhancing the game with PlayStation Move controller support
The patch is free and should start downloading the moment you run the game when connected to the PlayStation Network. It weighs in at 1142MB. We'll have a review of the Heavy Rain: Move Edition on the...
News Heavy Rain: Move Edition Hits Europe In October, Demo Next Week
Sony's confirmed that the re-packaged version of Heavy Rain - touted Heavy Rain: Move Edition - will hit the UK on October 8th, with the rest of Europe getting it a couple of days earlier
Not only does the game feature PlayStation Move controls out of the box, it also comes packaged with The Taxidermist DLC, the game's soundtrack, three XMB themes...
News Sony: Introducing New IP Is Our Barometer For Success, Not The Console War
Sony's told Official PlayStation Magazine that they believe the success of their first-party studios should be judged on the performance of new IP, rather than comparison's to their competitors
Michael Denny, Sony's Worldwide Studios boss for Europe, told OPM that he believes there's "nothing more gratifying" than delivering new IP...
News David Cage: Heavy Rain's Success "Proves The Market Is Ready For New Paradigms"
Quantic Dream's forward-thinking director, David Cage, has revealed that he didn't expect Heavy Rain to be a success
He told an audience in Cologne that he believes the acceptance of Heavy Rain shows that the market is ready for new paradigms". I think the industry is ready for new ideas, he said . "Games are today based on violent...
News Heavy Rain: Move Edition Will Hit "Pre-Christmas", Patch Will Be Free For Everyone
SCEE's product manager, Ross Alexander, has confirmed via the PlayStation Blog that the PlayStation Move-enabled version of Heavy Rain will drop before Christmas
He was keen to stress that those who already bought the game will be able to download the control update for free from the PlayStation Store. A retail re-release with Move controls...
News Hey, You Got PlayStation Move Into My Heavy Rain!
Sony's released the first batch of screenshots for Heavy Rain: Move Edition
It's the exact same game as you played earlier in the year, but it's now been enhanced with PlayStation Move gesture controls. We actually saw this being played the other week. We didn't get a chance to give it a whiz ourselves, but we did watch other people playing. We...
News Sony Announce PlayStation Beta Rooms Event In Birmingham
Sony's announced a special event called PlayStation Beta Rooms which will take place in Birmingham, England later this month
The event, which is scheduled to take place on the weekend of July 31st across August 1st, will be held at the Custard Factory in central Brum. Classy. Games playable at the event will include Killzone 3, Gran Turismo 5,...
News David Cage Talks Motion Controls & Creativity
David Cage will release his first, fully-supported motion control game soon; it may not be a new title, but Heavy Rain will be considered as one of the first "hardcore" titles to make use of Sony's new PlayStation Move controller
Cage thinks that motion controls have the potential to appeal to the mainstream, but he also told Eurogamer that...
News David Cage Closes The Door On Heavy Rain DLC
Listening to David Cage in recent months, we've always got the impression that DLC for Heavy Rain was very much an afterthought
So, honestly, we're not surprised there have never been hard details on the prequel Chronicles. But, according to a Eurogamer interview, it seems Move implementation is what's killed the mini episodes. "Our approach...
News This Heavy Rain Cosplay Is The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread
Not content with dressing up as detective Norman Jayden, this DeviantArt cosplayer went the whole hog and added in Heavy Rain-esque control commands too
If we were in charge of the country, this guy would get a medal for his efforts.</em>
News Quantic Dream Puts The Brakes On Heavy Rain DLC
We always thought it was fishy the way in which Sony announced the initial batch of Heavy Rain DLC
It never seemed like it was a sure plan, and so it's unsurprising to hear Quantic Dream put the brakes on anymore DLC for the thriller. According to GameInformer, Quantic Dream were urged to focus on an upcoming PlayStation Move patch for the game, and...
News SCEE Confirm Heavy Rain: Move Edition Re-Release
Sony's reportedly confirmed to VG247 that they will be re-releasing Heavy Rain later this year with PlayStation Move support
As yet there's no date for the re-release, but it seems like a good Move (geddit?) for Sony to make. Heavy Rain ended up having a surprising amount of mainstream appeal, and it once again secures the PlayStation Move as a...
Feature Y'know, 2010 Could Be The Best Year Ever For Video Games - "Twiggy" The PushSquare Opinionator
1998 was a sensational year for the video games
If I name-drop just a few of the releases from that year it's pretty easy to note why. Metal Gear Solid. The Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time. Half-Life. Star Wars: Rogue Squadron. Heck, even Fallout 2. They all released in 1998, a year which, in hind-sight, has long been considered the most important...
News LittleBigPlanet Heavy Rain Costumes Are A Stroke Of Genius
These latest Heavy Rain themed Sackboy outfits are probably the cutest yet
Of the Heavy Rain crew available are: Ethan Mars, Madison Paige, Scott Shelby and Norman Jayden, as well as an origami costume. The costumes will cost £4.79 for the bunch, or £1.59 each.</em> Brilliant.
Rumour David Cage Casting For New Project Called "Horizon"
VG247's reporting this afternoon that Heavy Rain's David Cage is now casting for a new project entitled "Horizon"
According to the website, the game's to be focused on a couple in their twenties. VG247 reports that the plot involves a curious man raised very insularly meeting a free woman who is hesitant to exercise her freedom". Sounds like...
News It's Heavy Rain's Ethan Mars... In Action Figure Form!
Kudos to DeviantArt user Baker009 who's crafted this ridiculously awesome custom action figure of Heavy Rain's Ethan Mars
Sadly he's not for sale, as he was a commission piece. But let this be a heads up to Sony and Quantic Dream — people want Heavy Rain action figures.</em>
News Broken Sword Man: Heavy Rain Was "Deeply Flawed"
Revolution Software's Charles Cecil has told MCV how he admires David Cage's work with MCV, but still finds the experience of Heavy Rain to be deeply flawed
Half way through I thought it was a work of absolute genius, said the Broken Sword man . When I finished it, I still thought it was a work of genius but deeply flawed. Theres a lot of...
News Confirmed: Heavy Rain Knocks Up Figures Of One Million Plus
Sony's just confirmed via the Playstation Blog that Quantic Dream's ambitious Playstation exclusive, Heavy Rain, has totalled a million sales plus worldwide since its release just five weeks ago
We fell head over heels in love with Heavy Rain when we reviewed the game in February, describing the experience as "captivatingly original". If...
News Heavy Rain Shifts Over One Million Copies, On Track For 1.5 Million By Year's End
Armchair analysts predicted Sony and Quantic Dream's unusual experiment Heavy Rain would barely break-even
They were wrong. Extremely wrong in fact, as David Cage has confirmed that the thriller has shifted over one million copies since its release in late February. The visionary told Play3.de: We have sold more than 1 million copies of Heavy Rain...
News Alan Wake Motion Capture Specialist Describes Heavy Rain As "Visually Uneven", Hasn't Played The Game
Way to damn your product to endless comparisons by the fanboys Mark Carson of CaptiveMotion. Mark worked on Microsoft exclusive Alan Wake, but has a thing or two to say about Heavy Rain's own visuals, despite not playing the game. "It's beautiful and brilliant but visually uneven at points, which unfortunately is the nature of the...
Rumour Playstation Move Support Allegedly Confirmed For Heavy Rain
nl</a> are reporting via Belgian gaming magazine, Chief, that Sony's confirmed Playstation Move support for Heavy Rain. In a segment devoted to the Move's games line-up, Heavy Rain is there clear as day next-door to LittleBigPlanet. It really does seem like a matter of when not if, especially seeing as Cage's original vision for the game...
News David Cage: Publishers Should Put Greater Emphasis On Creativity
Quantic Dream's David Cage has been talking about creativity again
Speaking to the Guardian, the video game visionary claimed publishers should place "more importance" on creativity. He told the British publication:I always said that the success or failure of Heavy Rain would send a strong message to the game industry: if the game faced...
News Wanna See Something Weird? Watch Scott Shelby Playing Scott Shelby In Real Life...
Scott Shelby is a character from Heavy Rain
He is played by Sam Douglas. Sam Douglas is a real actor who played a bit-part in the 2005 Clive Owen movie Derailed. The scene featuring the actor shows Douglas wearing a long trench coat, playing an investigator, and generally acting like Detective Scott Shelby... Hit the jump for a video delight...