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Heavy Rain Set To Launch In February?

It's not only one of the most promising titles of the generation thus far, it's also one of the most innovative, which is why everyone is so excited about Heavy Rain.

Lately, we've been seeing a lot more information and details concerning the ambitious project, and that includes numerous interviews with Quantic Dream bosses. The game has also managed to generate plenty of controversy due to the confirmed (and rumored) sexual content; nudity is most certainly involved, and there has been talk of various sex scenes. But the bottom line is that we may be looking at an evolutionary leap in the realm of virtual storytelling, and that's what has us so intrigued. All we need now is a release date...and it seems Famitsu may have stumbled upon a partial answer. According to Examiner.com, the Japanese publication lists Heavy Rain with a February 18 launch date. This would imply that it will release in North America and Europe right around the same time, if not even earlier (Quantic Dream is a European studio, after all), and the timing seems perfect. It may not have to butt heads with the blockbusters in March, you know?  Makes things easier.

And it may be purely coincidence, but Heavy Rain will be one of many hot games on tap for next week's Sony event in New York, which we will be attending. I've already staked my claim to hounding Quantic Dream that day, but perhaps the only piece of info that'll really matter is a release date, which might be revealed right then...

Related Game(s): Heavy Rain

12/1/2009 10:20:44 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (38 posts)

GuernicaReborn
Tuesday, December 01, 2009 @ 10:37:27 AM
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Nice. That'll give me enough time to beat it until GoWIII comes out.

I wonder what the trophy list will look like.

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bOnEs
Tuesday, December 01, 2009 @ 10:40:21 AM
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january - MAG
february - heavy rain
march - god of war III

what a start to the new year!!

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englishgolfer
Tuesday, December 01, 2009 @ 10:44:34 AM

no kidding about the start of next year! and it's only going to get better.

would love to see if sony do a "it only does everything" advert for this game - what would they focus on?

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BTNwarrior
Tuesday, December 01, 2009 @ 11:38:23 AM

And I thought this year was the year of the ps3. Perhaps the title generation of the ps3 is more suitable

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, December 01, 2009 @ 1:43:18 PM

"it only does: realistic sex scenes"? hah

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GuernicaReborn
Tuesday, December 01, 2009 @ 7:00:07 PM

Throw Bioshock 2 in there as well, I just played the first one for the first time last night and I have to get it now. I think the second one releases in Feb 2010.

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556pineapple
Tuesday, December 01, 2009 @ 10:42:20 AM
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This, GOWIII, GT5, FFXIII. My wallet will hate me.

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geovanwitdakick
Tuesday, December 01, 2009 @ 10:50:46 AM
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it's funny cuz I just woke up from a dream dat Heavy Rain came out in February, & yesterday I was wondering wat Sony was releasing in the time between MAG & the March of all Marches. I'd (& will) get this over Bioshock 2 anyday.

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Buckeyestar
Tuesday, December 01, 2009 @ 10:56:58 AM
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I know it was nothing definite, but Gamestop has had Heavy Rain listed for a February 16th ship date for some time now.

Last edited by Buckeyestar on 12/1/2009 10:57:17 AM

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karneli lll
Tuesday, December 01, 2009 @ 11:02:56 AM
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Releasing a new IP in February? With final fantasy coming in march? Someone is clearly not doing their homework.

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Alienange
Tuesday, December 01, 2009 @ 1:28:10 PM

Wow. Exactly what I was thinking. I can foresee poor sales already.

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Hezzron
Tuesday, December 01, 2009 @ 3:35:28 PM

Heavy Rain looks like a walking and talking simulator. I don't see the masses getting excited over it at all.

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bOnEs
Tuesday, December 01, 2009 @ 4:18:20 PM

i'm sure the hype will help sales...

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coverton341
Tuesday, December 01, 2009 @ 11:32:28 AM
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I am never going to be able to save any money. It just isn't possible with all of these must have titles that keep coming out.

Funny thing about all of this is these are all Sony titles that are coming out. I know most here will disagree with this but I am sitting here hoping for at least one single 360 game to come out some time in the eventual future. I am having one hell of a time justifying still hanging on to that thing. I think the only reason I do still have it is for Mass Effect 2 and Alan Wake. Oh well I guess I can always go back and play Lost Odyssey again.

Anyway, bring on the games Sony my wallet will hate me but with all the awesome I don't think I will mind too terribly much.

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maxpontiac
Tuesday, December 01, 2009 @ 11:33:49 AM
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I am so looking forward to this title.

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godsman
Tuesday, December 01, 2009 @ 12:12:11 PM
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I'll wait a bit for this game. This is what I hate about this, all the good games pushed to early next year. Now next year is overcrowded. Many people are forgetting Killzone 2, because it was released early of 2009. There's MAG, Heavy Rain, God of War 3, FFXIII, GT5 etc. I am also waiting for some JRPG ports, such as Tales of Vesperia and Star Ocean 4. It'll be expensive for PS3 gamers early next year.

GT5, FXIII, and God of War 3 are guranteed multimillion sellers.
GT5 - 10 million
FXIII - 5 million
God of War 3 - 2.5 million

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Highlander
Tuesday, December 01, 2009 @ 12:16:34 PM
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WKC
GT5
FFXIII
Heavy Rain
Star Ocean
Tales of Vesperia
...

Looks like 2010 is shaping up to be an expensive year, especially for RPG fans.

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BikerSaint
Tuesday, December 01, 2009 @ 1:31:10 PM
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OK, off topic for a sec......

Why is there a Xbox360 Live commercial for Forza 3 sitting over on the right side of this page?????

I understand getting advertising dollars, but it just seems a 100% "totally wrong" message for this site.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, December 01, 2009 @ 1:46:09 PM

I've said it before and I'll say it again, if MS wants to pay PSXE's bills I'm okay with that. They are just a glorified cash machine :)

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Imagi
Tuesday, December 01, 2009 @ 2:27:20 PM

You ought to pay a visit to some Linux sites, MS products are advertised everywhere. I even thought of creating a Linux centric news site just to earn some extra cash from Microsoft.

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isaya85
Tuesday, December 01, 2009 @ 1:46:41 PM
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I need to reserve this I forgot to do it the last time I was at gamestop

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, December 01, 2009 @ 1:47:37 PM
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Umm, dude, I really want this game but whether I get it on release day or not is in question now because of the massive lineup. Sadly I might have to wait a bit. I think HR will be a title that doesn't make a massive debut, but instead hits with great review scores and then trickles in sales over time due to word of mouth. They should really make a tv commercial too.

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Robochic
Tuesday, December 01, 2009 @ 2:56:12 PM
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Man, early next year is Expensive my list thus far

Bioshock 2--FEB
WKC--FEB
GOW III --MARCH
Heavy rain--FEB (same day as WKC)
FF13--MARCH
GT5--FEB
MAG--JAN
possible Modnation racers (debating)

Well lets hope I get many Giftcards just to pay off the rest of all these preorders. Or since my birthday is Feb just ask for nothing but giftcards or lots of cash!

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Vivi_Gamer
Tuesday, December 01, 2009 @ 3:29:22 PM
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Feburary, Lovely Stuff!

This is a definitive PS3 exclusive, i rarely buy games on the release now i'm at uni but i shall be getting this for sure, it has so much potential if farenheit is anything to go buy.

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eLLeJuss
Tuesday, December 01, 2009 @ 3:51:53 PM
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omg..2010 is a big year

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Deleted User
Tuesday, December 01, 2009 @ 4:41:34 PM
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February 18 sounds good to me, too.

I'll buy it on Day One but I probably won't play it right away with Dante's Inferno, BioShock 2 and possibly White Knight Chronicles coming out before it.

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frostface
Tuesday, December 01, 2009 @ 4:49:31 PM
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Feb sounds good, I can see this being an early birthday present allowing me to save my soon to be redundancy money for all the games in March!

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karneli lll
Tuesday, December 01, 2009 @ 4:57:00 PM
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I think im the only one who wants Heavy rain delayed till may or end of april, after march, there is nothing to enjoy.

Take care David Cage,it was fun thinking outside the box

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DGo8
Tuesday, December 01, 2009 @ 5:17:30 PM
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My wallet is gonna be empty..next year is gonna be mad in terms of whats coming out Motion Con..God Of War 3...GT5...Heavy Rain...MAG...FF(Still on thafence..it wil be my 1st FF game)...MAG...ModNation...Killzone3 Resistance 3 theres alota talk about them to so you know...2010 is gonna be great for us gamers...Ps3 owners more ;)

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Ricochet
Tuesday, December 01, 2009 @ 6:02:27 PM
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TOP-OF-MY-GAMING-LIST.

I really want to see how the game turns out.

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Deadman
Tuesday, December 01, 2009 @ 6:08:53 PM
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This is a must get I hope it comes out in Feb. that will put my gaming sch. on track.

SotC- Now
Batman: AA next
MW2 to kill time then
Heavy Rain
GoWIII

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just2skillf00l
Tuesday, December 01, 2009 @ 6:26:32 PM
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Hopefully this game sells. I support it 100% because this is a good direction for games to go in. After seeing FPS after FPS you start to crave other genres. I love FPS's because they are fun especially online given you are playing with decent competition.

However...games like Heavy Rain are memorable because they offer a new experience, one that I'll gladly take up. FPS's are easy to be successful with, but experimental titles that are rare in genre like Heavy Rain are much more complicated and truly deserve to be called "works of art".

I commend Quantic Dream for straying away from the typical successful genre and instead doing something creative and unique. Quantic Dream, you have my respect, but more importantly, my purchase.

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Snaaaake
Tuesday, December 01, 2009 @ 7:35:29 PM
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It's not like I'm saying this would be a bad game, but I can't see anything that impressed me.

Here's hoping there's gonna be a demo for this because I will have to play it to know whether it's good or bad.

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___________
Wednesday, December 02, 2009 @ 12:20:51 AM

they said there will be a demo this year.
but well, its the 2nd of December and i have heard nothing of that.
so im guessing it was canned.
i hope they do release a demo this year, but it does not look likely.

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Scarecrow
Tuesday, December 01, 2009 @ 8:26:57 PM
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This would be huge!

Buying this no doubt

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___________
Wednesday, December 02, 2009 @ 12:19:37 AM
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if you get a chance ben, ask them if you will have a retry option in the game.
thats one thing ive been wondering and has not been answered.
i love the idea that your actions have consequences BUT i dont want to have to replay the whole game, exactly how i did before to find out what would happen if i did this, or that.
it will be out in February definitely, ill put money on that.
the question is when in February

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Perry Katy
Wednesday, December 02, 2009 @ 12:48:14 AM
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Great!!!! This is a long anticipated game for me... :)

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Orvisman
Wednesday, December 02, 2009 @ 9:31:26 AM
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GameStop has had a Feb. 16 release date for awhile now.

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