GC 2008: Quantic Dream Reveals Heavy Rain Info, Trailer
Yes, yes, we know you all want the Heavy Rain trailer Quantic Dreams just showed off during Sony's press conference at the Leipzig Games Convention. And we have that for you below, but it's our job to give you the intro, first.
As we reported earlier, the game's director, David Cage, would be officially unveiling his promising project, and that's exactly what he did. "After being silent for a while, we're proud to be in Leipzig," he stated to kick off his presentation. He then goes on to pique everyone's interest by saying Heavy Rain will feature "serious and mature content," and it will be a "very emotional experience" with the player being forced to make tough "moral choices." Perhaps not surprisingly, the game will be very story-driven, and there will most certainly be effects and repercussions throughout depending on your decisions. Oh, and there are "no guns, cars, interfaces, puzzles, or enemies," and yet, this game is most certainly not for kids. ...are we talking about breaking entirely new ground in the video game industry? And just before the trailer pops up, Cage reminds us that Sony has been "very supportive" of their efforts in making this game for the PS3.
Actual gameplay footage is shown, and there's a rainy town suffering from an oppressive dark - and nameless - evil. It's extraordinarily atmospheric, and everything is in real-time. We don't want to give away too much in the writing because you'll want to see this for yourself, but suffice it to say that you will be most pleased. The trailer ends with the message "Heavy Rain 2009," which isn't exactly surprising but still good to know. Oh, so you probably want to see the trailer now, huh? Okay-
Related Game(s): Heavy Rain
8/20/2008 Ben Dutka