Sony Also Has An Imaginative Platformer With An Invisible Boy

By Spencer . August 15, 2012 . 12:02am

While The Last Guardian is nowhere in sight, Sony’s Japan Studio is working on neat projects like Rain, which was also announced at Gamescom. This creative PlayStation 3 title has players control an invisible boy who can only be seen when it rains. This unseen world is also affected by the weather, creatures and buildings vanish when the skies clear up. It’s a clever concept heighted by sleek artwork and a somber soundtrack.


Rain will be released as a PlayStation Network download for PlayStation 3.

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  • rinalicat

    Wow. Just wow…this is beautiful!

  • The music is so wonderful.
    Great concept and the story sounds emotional, at least I hope it to be.

  • Curan_Altea

    Wow…. Sony keeps revealing new, and actually original games. Hope they can keep it up, because most of the games I’ve been seeing look good. This game reminds me of Ico strangely enough…

  • badmoogle

    When every other studio strives for shallow hollywood spectacle,you can always count to SCEJ to produce unique,interesting projects like this one.

  • TaintedSeraph

    I just can’t describe how good this looks. In a way it reminds me of Ico as well as The Unfinished Swan in terms of creativity and innovation.

  • And now the boy can peek the girls all day he want…

    • Aoshi00

      Makes me think of Kevin Bacon’s Hollow Man :)  But this is beautiful along w/ Puppeteer, such unique and artistic games.. wonder what the final title would be if it’s not Rain..

  • Sho Zero

    Really nice stuff here…definitely makes you feel something. Just don’t see most major studios making games like this anymore.

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  • amagidyne

    Aw, this is lovely. Clair de lune never gets old.

  • Göran Isacson

    And just like that I am in love again. Looks like a stealth-title with an emphasis on hiding and/or running away from enemies and, of course, puzzle-solving. Though I wonder if there will be indoor sections where you’re invisible for large portions of time, or if the enemies can “see” you all the time or if you are hidden to them when THEY are hidden to you, by staying underneath a ceiling…

  • Lexaus_the_Alchemist

    Sony had a string of creative titles yesterday afternoon; E3 should have been like gamescom. Definitely looking forward to this game when they decide on a release date.

  • enorka miho

    Awesome music… Beautiful indeed… 

  • Wow…that looks stunning! I also like how they used Clair de Lune(which is one of my favorite classical pieces ever) in the trailer too. IMO it kinda set the mood for the game…

  • If Japan Studio ever goes away I’ll be sad.

  • Bloodmeat

    This looks great. Add to the fact that Sony also will be publishing a new IP named Tearaway by Media Molecule, LBP series creator.

  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    While The Last Guardian is nowhere in sight”

  • Alex Cattaneo

    why psn only OMG!

  • kenichi_san 

    “So what’s taking so long? According to Yoshida, Sony Japan Studio has had to completely re-do work that had got the game to a playable state.  “We had the game playable,” Yoshida explained. “At one point we felt that it would be produced for a certain time period. That was the time we prematurely talked about the launch window. But it turned out the technical issues are much harder to solve. So the engineering team had to go back and re-do some of the work they had done.”

  • SaiyanJedi_Trunks

    I love this concept and how the gameplay can change based off of precipitation.

    Now, I’m going to watch Ocean’s 11.

  • tha_Chiller

    Has that glow of Echochrome, if it resembles the same soundtrack, this a day one buy for me

  • Niermyico

    This is so beautiful! I like games like these.

    Still sad about the Last Guardian though. I hope we get news on it soon. :(

  • Solomon_Kano

    I love how Japan Studio just keeps rolling with these unique titles. I’ll definitely keep an eye on this and Puppeteer.

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