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Heavy Rain Officially Receives US Launch Date

Gamers always get on journalists for posting rumored release dates but it appears the rumors can finally be put to rest.

The word "official" can be attached to this report, as it has become abundantly clear that Quantic Dream's Heavy Rain will launch in the US on February 23, a date we've heard for quite some time but hasn't been written in stone. Even when we learned we wouldn't receive the Collector's Edition, SCEA wouldn't provide us with a nailed-down launch date, although most all retailers already showed a mid-February release. This is the game that many PlayStation 3 owners believe will help define 2010 and that's simply due to this adventure's singular style: the focus will be on the ever-branching storyline as you work through the mystery of the Origami Killer, and there will be no such things as "Game Overs." Whether you win or lose, regardless of whether a character lives or dies, the plot soldiers forth. Therefore, this may be the very first game in existence where we can honestly say that no two play-throughs will be the same. The only way you could possibly manage that is if you succeeded and failed in all the exact same places when prompted by QTEs. But the bottom line is that it's a hotly anticipated exclusive and it's a little over a month away.

Not that this helps your wallet for February. Bioshock 2, White Knight Chronicles and Dante's Inferno are all scheduled to arrive in February, too. Hope you've got some gift card money left.

Related Game(s): Heavy Rain

1/8/2010 10:26:49 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (50 posts)

komotaya
Friday, January 08, 2010 @ 10:38:44 AM
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great im glad it announced, now i got to get that when i get bio-shock 2 and dante's inferno

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mustang750r
Friday, January 08, 2010 @ 10:42:45 AM
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And so begins the schedule of lost hours of sleep. GT5 and GOW3 will be taking up slots the following months... Thank you Sony.

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yak4life85
Friday, January 08, 2010 @ 1:18:20 PM

Thumb down for your avatar. Who you trying to pose for? Hopefully not us!

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Break_The_Mould
Friday, January 08, 2010 @ 4:57:39 PM

Thumbs down for YOUR avatar yak, you are clearly not 'Lost' as you have navigated your way onto this site; and the show that the image resembles has strayed off the path long enough that the mindf--- value has somewhat diminished now and it remains a pile of crap. Leave the guy be.

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mustang750r
Sunday, January 10, 2010 @ 12:04:00 AM

Is that better! lol

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Alienange
Friday, January 08, 2010 @ 10:44:23 AM
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I'm still going to wait for some reviews from North America. I don't trust that our version won't be edited. Either way, doesn't look like it's going to be very long before we have some reviews and player impressions.

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Knightedrik
Friday, January 08, 2010 @ 10:45:36 AM
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Awesome!

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NightHawk17
Friday, January 08, 2010 @ 10:48:40 AM
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I can't wait to play this, after seeing this month's Qore i'm too hyped for Heavy Rain:)

Last edited by NightHawk17 on 1/8/2010 10:48:47 AM

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WolfCrimson
Friday, January 08, 2010 @ 10:52:49 AM
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Ok, so it's February 16th for US, but what about europe? Did I miss it?

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Perry Katy
Friday, January 08, 2010 @ 10:59:49 AM
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I'm sold with this game...

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Jawknee
Friday, January 08, 2010 @ 1:36:29 PM

Is that Zooey Deschanel?

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tridon
Friday, January 08, 2010 @ 2:09:55 PM

I believe that's Katy Perry in that pic.

Either way, they're both hot as hell.

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Jawknee
Friday, January 08, 2010 @ 2:39:26 PM

Ah, never heard if her.

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Banky A
Friday, January 08, 2010 @ 3:19:21 PM

Katy Perry!
<3

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Perry Katy
Friday, January 08, 2010 @ 6:50:42 PM

Both of them all look the same :)

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Friday, January 08, 2010 @ 11:01:22 AM
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Sorry guys, that should've said February 23. Fixed now.

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Deleted User [Administrator]
Friday, January 08, 2010 @ 11:24:37 AM
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Glad to finally see a solid release date. Can't wait for the forthcoming demo.

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tridon
Friday, January 08, 2010 @ 2:09:13 PM

Has there been any date given for the demo?

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___________
Friday, January 08, 2010 @ 11:23:40 PM

good question.
david cage said at gamescom last year that there would be a public demo released before years end.
1 month after years end and were still waiting.......................

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inkme101
Friday, January 08, 2010 @ 11:35:20 AM
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Damn, I'm gonna be spending a lot of money this year. Maybe the kids can just go to a community college! (Just kidding) but, I will be putting a big dent in my wallet this spring.

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www
Friday, January 08, 2010 @ 11:48:36 AM
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I voted this game as 2010 GOTY, hope it doesn't fail but I wont be picking it up on launch, I'll wait and get it together with FFXIII after March 9.

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Sk8monkey
Friday, January 08, 2010 @ 12:18:08 PM
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Yes!

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NeoHumpty
Friday, January 08, 2010 @ 12:22:21 PM
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Too....many.....releases! /head explodes

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Hezzron
Friday, January 08, 2010 @ 12:23:26 PM
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I can't seem to "get it up" for this one. Even if it gets great reviews, it just doesn't look like the kind of thing I'd be interested in. It kinda looks like "The Sims" with a bit of a storyline.

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Buckeyestar
Friday, January 08, 2010 @ 12:25:06 PM

Wow, you must not have been paying attention at all then.

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JackieBoy
Friday, January 08, 2010 @ 12:36:01 PM

I have doubts myself. I hope this wont be just QTE interactive movie where you do nothing but pushing buttons. But still hoping for the best!

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Hezzron
Friday, January 08, 2010 @ 4:36:05 PM

I have been paying attention.

What little game play is apparent, seems tedious. And what I've seen from video clips, is stiff mo-cap and robotic voice acting. Not exactly 2 things you want to skimp on in this kind of "game". Maybe its been improved upon for the final release.

I'm not going to pay overly attention to Quantic Dream's chest-beating pep talks for their own game. I'm just not willing to drink the Kool-Aid for this one.

But I like all kinds of games, so hopefully they'll prove me wrong and we can all have a good laugh at my expense.

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Beamboom
Friday, January 08, 2010 @ 9:51:24 PM

I kind of agree. To me this looks too much of the old "interactive movies" back in the 90s on the PC. Anyone remember those "scary" games (can't remember any titles right now) that had scanned real video in it? However, if done well, this might be a fun adventure after all. But so far I've not seen anything genuinely *new* with this game.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, January 09, 2010 @ 4:15:21 PM

I don't think it will be anything like those old PC games, and calling the The Sims is just inaccurate.

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JackieBoy
Friday, January 08, 2010 @ 12:33:17 PM
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My friend is buying this. I'm freaked about Bioshock 2 which is comming earlier (yes!). Then we will switch :D Hope for the best games this year for ps3!!

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bOnEs
Friday, January 08, 2010 @ 12:38:01 PM
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this is the only game i'm interested in for february... don't care to play white knight chronicles, bioshock 2, or dante's inferno...

it's a bold and ambitious game that seems nothing like any other current game on the market... i like things that are different...

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Vivi_Gamer
Friday, January 08, 2010 @ 12:47:55 PM

I want all the 3 you just mentioned, but i certainly cant afford them all at once, Heavy Rain is the obvious choice for me. I'm more amped for it than FFXIII, and i thought a game would never be more than an FF title.

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godsman
Friday, January 08, 2010 @ 12:48:32 PM
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Yes... I have prepared for the worst since last year. I knew all these awesome games would be crowded this quarter. I saved up all the giftcards in those piggy banks. I am ready for the worst!

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Dustinwp
Friday, January 08, 2010 @ 12:55:20 PM
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White Knight Chronicles
Dante's Inferno
BioShock 2
Alien vs Predator
Heavy Rain
Last Rebellion
Battlefield:Bad Company 2
Final Fantasy XIII
God of War 3

All in February and March.I wonder if Sony can just do electronic withdrawals from my bank account?

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Scarecrow
Friday, January 08, 2010 @ 1:00:57 PM
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I can already see this in my collection

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556pineapple
Friday, January 08, 2010 @ 1:01:25 PM
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:D

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bigrailer19
Friday, January 08, 2010 @ 1:51:06 PM
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i know what im doing on February 23!

Yes!

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BlackBriar
Friday, January 08, 2010 @ 1:55:27 PM
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Kick ASS!!!!! This game will be so f**kin awesome! Can't Wait!

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tridon
Friday, January 08, 2010 @ 2:08:14 PM
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Grr... so torn on whether to buy this day one here (Canada) or import that kick-ass Collector's Edition from the UK. Can anyone tell me if DLC is region free, as well? For example, if I buy the game from the UK, can I buy DLC from my Canadian store for it?

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Fane1024
Sunday, January 10, 2010 @ 5:22:01 AM

No. DLC only works with a disc from the same region.

If you can get British PSN cards (or some substitute), you could buy the DLC from the UK store.

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Vivi_Gamer
Friday, January 08, 2010 @ 3:12:28 PM
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Anyone know of when that demo is meant to appear on the PSstore, it must be soon surely.

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Jalex
Friday, January 08, 2010 @ 3:14:43 PM
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If I were to only buy one game in February (or possibly all of 2010), it would definitely be 'Heavy Rain.'
Can't wait!

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Banky A
Friday, January 08, 2010 @ 3:20:32 PM
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Preachin' to the choir!
But what about PAL?

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FxTales
Friday, January 08, 2010 @ 3:38:42 PM
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I asked a guy at EB games here in New Zealand when it would be released and he said the 25th so no huge gap between the continents.

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Rings0fUranus
Friday, January 08, 2010 @ 4:23:23 PM
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what a wacky industry. christmas was weak this year, now february and march are loaded...whats next? more than one major game release in the summer?

cause i'd totally welcome that!

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raiden213
Friday, January 08, 2010 @ 5:45:10 PM
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I'll wait for reviews before i will buy this game, has a great potential to impress but I need to be sure if it lives up to it. The next month after it will be crazy with FFIII, GOW3 and GT5 if it will not be delayed.

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King James
Friday, January 08, 2010 @ 10:41:48 PM
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Oh SNAP!

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___________
Friday, January 08, 2010 @ 11:21:54 PM
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sweet, my most anticipated title for this year.
though im starting to get worried about the rest of the year, i mean feb, march and april are so full of games is there enough to fill the other 8 months?
i hope we dont go into the usual trend of may- mid september being a complete drought than the end of the year is a mad rush.
i will never understand the logic of game releases.
instead of releasing 30+ games in the space of 3 months would it not make more seance to release those 30 games across the year to prevent the "winter drought."
just gets annoying when your rushing through a game trying to finish it as quickly as possible so you can get onto the next one, than winter comes along and your bored stiff because theres nothing to play.
sure you could go back and play games you already finished, but for some reason i always hate doing that because i get bored.
thats why i trade almost all my games in, once im done with them back to the store they go.

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Robochic
Saturday, January 09, 2010 @ 4:40:00 AM
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Oh this is defently for my collection, can't wait for it to come out thank goodness I got gift cards this christmas.. WOW bioshock 2 heavy rain WKC and GOW III man this is heavy on my pocket LOL OH well. Stilll have my bithday in February :)

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, January 09, 2010 @ 4:11:52 PM
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Sadly WKC is going to have to take precedence, but I will get around to this title.

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