Heavy Rain Pouring Into Stores In February

By Spencer . November 30, 2009 . 10:59pm


Between MAG and God of War III, Sony plans to release Heavy Rain in Japan. Multiple Japanese retailers, including Amazon, report Heavy Rain is scheduled for February 18.


Heavy Rain is a multi-protagonist adventure game from Quantic Dream, the developers of Fahrenheit. Norman (pictured) is one of the playable characters who scuffles with Mad Jack while investigating blood spots in a junkyard. Instead of dialing combos, players activate context sensitive commands that are sort of like rapid fire quick time events. Norman can die during the fight and if he does the story continues with another character.


Game Star’s product description says the twists and turns lead to over twenty endings.

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  • Awesome. I loved Indigo Prophecy. Can’t wait for this one!

    • Aoshi00

      I liked Indigo Prophecy a lot too, though the 2nd half turned kind of weird w/ the supernatural Mayan thing. Alrdy ordered Heavy Rain from Amazon, but I wonder if the Jpn ver would have dual track again like heavy hitters like Uncharted 2, will need to follow the gaijin gamers’ list, http://www.gaijingamers.com/viewtopic.php?t=715 They have a long demo trailer dubbed in Jpn on the PSN, it’s rather interesting..And the pricing for all these games are very attractive in Jpn, 5,980 yen on release day, definitely trying to entice Jpn gamers into giving them a try.

  • bubbba123

    This sounds great. Loooove adventure games–and we don’t get nearly enough of them on the HD consoles.

  • ShinGundam

    This gene needs more adventure games =D

  • This doesn’t leave much time to slave over ME2. I can’t believe Heavy Rain is almost here. It feels like it’s been forever. Yes, you too, Alan Wake. It’s going to be a packed Q1 next year, isn’t it?

  • nyobzoo04

    wow, WKC, SO4 Int, and Heavy Rain in Feb :(

  • eliel

    im gona buy this game maby not day 1(maby if i have money by then)…

  • I’m not a fan of QTEs… but I can’t pass up another adventure game. I love these things.

  • I thought Indigo Prophecy was an interesting concept and liked it for the most part, just got kind of bizarre in some parts, lol. It was still a nice break from the norm though. I wonder though, does anybody have any info on this including English in the Japanese release?

    It just seems like one of the games that would, given the atmosphere and such. I can handle importing RPGs and such, but with stuff like this..I don’t trust my Japanese enough to make the right choice EVERY time, lol.

    • Aoshi00

      I know, since all the action are timed, and you have these choices popping in and out and moving across the screen. I can read Jpn, but I wouldn’t respond as quickly as English if I’m rushed. I’m hoping it would support Eng/Jpn for both voice and text, like Uncharted 2. I came across this list before, I think it’s quite useful.http://www.gaijingamers.com/viewtopic.php?t=715

  • nice … i hope that doesnt be only in japan …

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