Sony Computer Entertainment has now released a title that pushes the boundaries of intelligent gaming: Heavy Rain™ exclusive to PlayStation®3 (PS3™) is available instore now.
A thought-provoking, dark and utterly gripping thriller, it’s more than a game - it’s a journey where you set the rules and where the buck stops with you. Heavy Rain plunges you into a small town where a killer is on the loose and time is running out. You must decide just how far you’ll go to track him down. Be warned: in Heavy Rain, every action has its own set of consequences. Half videogame, half interactive movie, this is a tense and emotional journey that’ll have you on the edge of your seat.
In a grimy, rain-soaked and fear-ridden town on the east coast of the USA, sons are going missing. With no clues, the authorities are panicking as badly as the general public is. Now, another boy goes missing – Shaun Mars. With time running out, you – or rather, four of you – must take up the hunt. In Heavy Rain, you play as a combination of four separate characters, each with their own strand of the story.
Ethan Mars, Shaun’s father, is driven by desperation and torn by grief and guilt. Madison Paige is a gutsy photographer who finds herself getting in too deep. Private investigator Scott Shelby is hunting down leads the police may have missed, while FBI agent Norman Jayden’s troubles take the form of hostile colleagues.
By switching characters and seeing events from different perspectives, you’ll find the information you need to crack the case. It’s an emotional story that you’ll shape yourself - through the decisions you make.
Follow leads, check out locations, take on hoodlums, make snap decisions and immerse yourself in the story – Heavy Rain has it all… but it’s more than an adventure game. The magic is in the flexibility of the story – you don’t just play it; you shape it.
The decisions you make at key points can send the plot spinning off in entirely unexpected directions and change the story completely. There’s no set list of scenes to play through – instead, you shape your own path through the dark and unsettling world of Heavy Rain – and you’ll never play the same game twice. Developed by the renowned Quantic Dream exclusively for PS3, Heavy Rain is out now.