Highly-anticipated 'Heavy Rain' now available for PS3
By Hector Cortez Feb 23, 2010, 11:03 GMT
Heavy Rain allows players to shape the game\'s story, as each decision made will have an impact on how a particular story plays out.
Sony Computer Entertainment America announced today the release of Heavy Rain; exclusively for the PlayStation 3.
Developed by Quantic Dream, developers of Indigo Prophecy, Heavy Rain allows players to shape the game's story, as each decision made will have an impact on how a particular story plays out. Heavy Rain features more than 60 scenes that feature contextual actions and varying paths that lead to a unique ending.
Heavy Rain is a psychological thriller in which the mysterious Origami Killer is on the loose. By diving into the four lead characters' minds, the player will have insight into actions they should take before making their next move, discovering that every action or decision, big or small, will have a tangible impact on the fate of the characters.
The four main characters are an FBI profiler named Norman Jayden, a retired private detective named Scott Shelby, an architect named Ethan Mars, and journalist named Madison Paige. Ethan Mars has a seemingly perfect life with a wife and two kids until his son is killed in an accident and then loses his wife. Scott Shelby is a private detective hired by the families of the victims of the Origami Killer in hopes of preventing another strike. Norman Jayden is an FBI agent on the hunt for the Origami Killer scouring for clues and working with the local police department. Lastly there is Madison Paige; an impetuous journalist who has somehow gotten mixed up in the investigation of the Origami Killer.
To create the interactive story-telling experience that Heavy Rain delivers, developer David Cage spent more than a year writing a 2,000 page script of linear dialogue and worked with a cast of 70 actors to bring the script alive.