Heavy Rain, Edited For Teen Rating, Ready For European Re-release

It appears Sony Computer Entertainment Europe is preparing to re-release Heavy Rain again. We discovered Heavy Rain Edition Modifiée rated by PEGI, the European ratings board. What’s interesting about Heavy Rain Edition Modifiée is it’s rated PEGI 16 instead of PEGI 18 (that’s like a PAL "M").

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Edits haven’t been detailed, but going by the content indicators it looks like the level of violence has been toned down in Edition Modifiée. Re-releasing an adult rated game with edits is a curious strategy. Is there really a large market between 16 and 18 that didn’t get Heavy Rain already or is Quantic Dream’s next game targeting a lower age group and SCEE wants to familiarize players with the genre?


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