"What is Heavy Rain? It's an intriguing question for the game's Director, Designer, and Writer to ask, and one met by an even more puzzling answer. 'This is a very difficult question,' says Director David Cage. 'Heavy Rain is very difficult to categorize. We call it a dark, interactive thriller. It's the story of four characters whose lives are interlaced around the investigation of a serial killer known as The Origami Killer.'
"Heavy Rain is a mature, emotional, heartwrenching, pulse-pounding, nail-biting masterpiece, with its involving silver screenworthy story strung together through a variety of unique scenes. We're promised upwards of 70 scenes in all, with the player's actions in each dictating both the flow of the scene itself and the overall storyarc of the game.
"Heavy Rain's facial animations are so advanced that they convey a sense of emotion without the need of dialogue.
"Throughout Heavy Rain you'll come across a variety of diverse locations and scenes with their own unique gameplay. We've seen more than we're allowed to talk about at this point, but suffice to say you're in for a treat when Heavy Rain launches in the new year.
"So, Heavy Rain's another one to add to the list of PlayStation 3's recent surge in impeccable-quality, market-leading titles, and at this point we have very little doubt that Heavy Rain will deliver a masterclass in storytelling and emotion. It's exactly what the industry needs, produced by a team mature and experienced enough to do it, and easily our most anticipated PS3 title of 2010. When it rains on PS3, it really does pour."
PROGRESS UPDATE ON HEAVY RAIN:
PERCENTAGE COMPLETE - 85%
FIRST IMPRESSIONS - 95%
"A killer thriller, Heavy Rain's set to start the year on a high."