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