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New Heavy Rain Screens Surface

We know that many of our readers were disappointed when Heavy Rain was a no-show at this year's E3. Some were hoping for a huge unveiling but it never occurred, and now we're left waiting for the likes of the Leipzig Convention this month and the Tokyo Game Show next month.

However, perhaps said unveiling is closer than expected. A couple new screenshots have suddenly popped up on the Internet, and they're gathering a whole lot of attention. Here's one of them here, and you can see the zoomed out image as well in our freshly updated screenshots. This may or may not be the same woman shown in earlier images (yep, that chick with the gun pointed at the camera), but if it is, the detail has most certainly changed. Either way, these are stunning pics, and while we have to assume they're CGI, it's still promising media. The original source is European gaming site Spilzonen, but many other publications are picking up these pics at a rapid pace...it only proves that everyone is looking for more news on Heavy Rain.

This could be a good sign of things to come; perhaps these screens preclude more information. Perhaps almost inadvertently, Quantic Dream has generated a whole lot of hype for this particular title; we say "inadvertently" because a lack of news doesn't necessarily mean they're withholding anything. Maybe they just haven't been ready...and maybe they will be ready very soon. We'll keep you updated.

Related Game(s): Heavy Rain

8/6/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (14 posts)

Fabi
Wednesday, August 06, 2008 @ 11:38:29 PM
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I actually wouldn't assume it's CGI. Since this game is supposed to look amazing.

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Qubex
Wednesday, August 06, 2008 @ 11:59:47 PM

Yes Fabi... remember the BBC reporter... he saw something that would revolutionise gaming, maybe what we are seeing is 30FPS "real-time" rendered graphics... if that is the case... maybe the claim of true "next generation" by Sony is really honest from the beginning...

THhe Hype haze is still creating the morning mist for me, but who knows... after a little "Heavy Rain", the mist will clear... and the sun will burn right through!

Q!

"aLL RoAds LeAd ToO HoMe"

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Odd Child
Thursday, August 07, 2008 @ 11:34:39 AM

Those graphics do look stunning

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Tatsujin
Wednesday, August 06, 2008 @ 11:42:29 PM
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One quick lame question. What is Heavy Rain supposed to be about anyways? Did I miss something? This game comes to me from a dark closet that I have never even seen!

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AntDC
Thursday, August 07, 2008 @ 12:04:36 AM
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Finally! Woah, it looks incredible. These screenshots look promising, and it looks like they got rid of the un-canny valley problem. Thats for this update PSXE, much appretiated.

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HUSO
Thursday, August 07, 2008 @ 5:03:00 AM

its just a screen shot. to defy the uncanny valley we will need to see the character in motion. a beautiful character that walks like a stiffy is still gonna leave a bad taste in our mouth. but lets hope for the best. if it is pre rendered this footage is pretty amazing.

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AntDC
Thursday, August 07, 2008 @ 11:15:43 PM

That's true, I got a bit ahead of myself. But this screenshot definately looks a lot more promising then earlier screenshots. Can't wait for more info.

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aaronisbla
Thursday, August 07, 2008 @ 12:09:15 AM
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Whats this game about? Does anyone know?

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AntDC
Thursday, August 07, 2008 @ 12:38:10 AM

All David Cage has really said about it is:
“Heavy Rain is about normal people that have landed in extraordinary situations,” he explains. “I wanted a much more personal story. The first thing that came to my mind, as a father of two little boys, was that the main theme should simply be a father’s love for his son. This is not a game about saving the princess or the world. It’s purely about a father’s love."

“The main story will revolve around four different characters, and we’re putting the spotlight on their perceptions. The question ‘what is good and what is evil’ is the key here, that will be just a matter of viewpoint - I believe heavily in moral choices, I’m going to use them A LOT. They’re not about being good or bad, but about finding the right balance.”

The only definite thing beyond that, it seems, was Cage’s resolution that Heavy Rain will not take place in an open environment. “The flow of the story will then be hard to control,” he says, by way of explanation. “Nevertheless, I do want to incorporate big sets, with a crowd, heavy populated areas like a mall and a subway are going to be in there. Of course, the gameplay has got to make use of that aspect too.”

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MirrorSoul
Thursday, August 07, 2008 @ 9:13:21 AM
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Wow this could truly be Leaps and Bounds over any Graohics used in a game.if this is truly in game the Sony has a winner up thier sleve

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Qubex
Thursday, August 07, 2008 @ 10:53:35 AM

They surely do...

Q!

"aLL RoAds LeAd ToO HoMe"

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Tatsujin
Thursday, August 07, 2008 @ 12:47:10 PM
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Im a winner...

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Advent Child
Thursday, August 07, 2008 @ 3:12:21 PM
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Somehow I don't think that is CGI. I mean look at the old screens. It has very much the same feel as the old ones, and they have obviously had time to up the notch graphics wise.

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Lordnicon
Sunday, August 10, 2008 @ 12:38:20 PM
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You can tell that it could be real time simply because of the detail on the jacket.

They havent released many details about all the aspects of the "gameplay" but it does seem a little obscure i.e. Indigo Prophecy; that alone makes it something to look into.

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