Heavy Rain

Heavy Rain is an interactive drama action-adventure video game developed by Quantic Dream and published by Sony Computer Entertainment exclusively for the PlayStation 3 in 2010. The game is a film noir thriller, featuring four diverse protagonists involved with the mystery of the Origami Killer, a serial killer who uses extended periods of rainfall to drown his victims. The player interacts with the game by performing actions highlighted on screen related to motions on the controller, and in some cases, performing a series of quick time events during fast-paced action sequences. The player's decisions and actions during the game will affect the narrative. The main characters can be killed, and certain actions may lead to different scenes and endings.

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Heavy Rain studio Quantic Dream no longer making PlayStation exclusives

NetEase funding secured for multiplatform future.

Detroit, Heavy Rain developer Quantic Dream loses employment court case

Against staff member who quit due to Photoshop montage scandal.

PlayStation Plus games for July announced

Absolver! Heavy Rain! More!

Quantic Dream: allegations of unhealthy studio culture are a "smear"

Says it has been subjected to "unfounded attacks".

FeatureWatch: Aoife walks Chris through Heavy Rain

One man's struggle with fatherhood. And brushing his teeth.

Beyond: Two Souls gets new PlayStation 4 version next week

But you'll have to wait until March for Heavy Rain.

Beyond: Two Souls and Heavy Rain are heading to PS4

Quantic Dreams' narrative duo coming later this year.

David Cage: "Scared" Microsoft turned down Heavy Rain

Worried about potential child kidnap controversy.

Heavy Rain cost €16.7 million to make and made Sony "more than €100 million"

"Stop thinking that innovation rhymes with unprofitable."

Pre-production on Beyond dev Quantic Dream's PS4 game began middle of 2012

Hasn't been decided whether Beyond will be ported to PS4.

Heavy Rain, Beyond chief David Cage declares: "sequels kill creativity and innovation"

"Gamers invest money in publishers having no interest in innovation."

2K Games boss says photorealism aids diversity, Notch disagrees

Can games do nuanced emotion like Brokeback Mountain yet?

Warren Spector: "David Cage is a genius"

"I'm in awe of the talent of the guy."

Heavy Rain dev's next game is called Beyond - report

UPDATE: First screenshots leak, Ellen Page revealed as star.

Sony: "our primary PSN audience is indeed more adult"

Journey maker Jenova Chen nods head vigorously.

Quantic Dream's next project to be unveiled tonight

See Heavy Rain developer's tech demo on Eurogamer from 10.30pm GMT.

Heavy Rain completed by 74% of all users

But only a third kept every character alive.

Heavy Rain: Director's Cut announced

DLC, soundtrack and bonus content bundled in.

Cage decries conservative marketing

Fahrenheit name change "f***** stupid".

Used market cost Heavy Rain 1m sales

Dev lost "between €5 and €10 million".

Toned down Heavy Rain for France only

"Extreme" violence now "realistic".

Quantic Dream's Infraworld trademarked

Evidence of David Cage's next mounts.

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Heavy Rain! Killzone! Portal 2!

Is Fiv5 David Cage's next game?

Domain registrations set tongues wagging.

VideoHeavy Rain video shows Easter egg

Infraworld project teased.

David Cage: Game auteurs are vital

"No good stories are written by 50 people."

Heavy Rain sequel ruled out

Cage wants "to explore different directions".

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Mass Effect 2 is AIAS game of the year

But game Oscars dominated by Red Dead.

BAFTA GAME Award shortlist revealed

Vote for your top title of 2010.

Heavy Rain film "fast-tracked"

Deadwood creator at the helm.

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Sony shows Heavy Rain off-cuts

Who else did Origami Killer murder?

Cliffy B: Heavy Rain perfect for girls

Sony missed a marketing trick.

David Cage: Horizon was a ruse

"It was definitely a wise decision."

FeatureYour Move

PS3’s back catalogue gets motion sensitive.

Move demos flood PS Store

Enslaved sampler there too.

Cage: Heavy Rain did the business

Has passed worldwide sales of 1.5 million.

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With obligatory basketball.

Cage exploring "very different universes"

Quantic Dream "will not play it safe".

"The controller is just a means" - Cage

Move won't "solve" mainstream uptake.

Quantic Dream working on next-gen now

"I need the thrill of a new idea" - Cage

Cage: Heavy Rain DLC will never be made

But is proud of Heavy Rain Move Edition.

Heavy Rain Chronicles DLC on hold

Quantic urged to get a Move on.

VideoHeavy Rain: Move Edition

As if it wasn't harrowing enough.

Heavy Rain receiving Move controls

Emotion control, if you like.

Cage's next project called Horizon?

Sci-fi game about a couple, says report.

Report: Heavy Rain movie rights sold

Former New Line bosses close to deal.

More than 1m copies of Heavy Rain sold

Cage reckons another 500k will be shifted.

Cage takes a pop at Natal E3 demo

"I thought it was a little bit lying."

Heavy Rain will support PS Move

Does anyone know how to Madison?

Cage has written his next game already

"Very different, very surprising."

Heavy Rain's Taxidermist DLC dated

Here on April Fools' Day.

Heavy Rain patch "very soon"

Addresses "a range of minor issues".

Molyneux is big fan of Heavy Rain

Reckons it's "the future of videogames".

Heavy Rain "fuels a lot of hope"

Quantic Dream chuffed with response.

Hollywood director praises Heavy Rain

LaBute wants "sophistication" to continue.

Heavy Rain optioned for film?

Years-old copyright doc surfaces.

Heavy Rain glitch strips Madison

Video shows naked heroine.

UK charts: Heavy Rain is number one

PS3 exclusive wins heart of nation.

Heavy Rain makes a splash in Japan

Resi 5: Gold Edition top of the pile.

PS3 owners reporting Heavy Rain issues

Plus: SCEE apologies for SE code problem.

Cage: no more thrillers from me

Multiplayer drama is "the next challenge".

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The interactive dramatist on reviews, future plans, orange juice and mud.

Cage hints at motion control reveal

Heavy Rain creator has plans for Arc?

Heavy Rain demo on PSN Store today

Plus: Flower price pressed right down.

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Send in the clouds.

European Heavy Rain demo dated

Out a couple of weeks before the game.

Be Origami Killer in Heavy Rain DLC

Cage lets it out of the cage. Selecta.

Sony dates Heavy Rain for Europe

End of Feb for PS3 exclusive.

HMV: Heavy Rain date is unconfirmed

Data required for retailer to take orders.

FeatureCharge That Windmill

Alex Gambotto-Burke stands up for the Romeros, Molyneuxs and Cages of gaming.

Sony declines to confirm Heavy Rain date

Are retailers lying about late February?

Heavy Rain gets 15 certificate from BBFC

"These are obviously not real people."

Heavy Rain to receive Chronicles DLC

First episode due with Collector's Edition.

Heavy Rain to delay Trophy alerts

Acquired awards shown during breaks.

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The wet is almost over.

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Pored over.

Cage will "definitely" explore PS3 wand

Plus: QD confirms Heavy Rain demo.

FeatureCaged Emotion

Heavy Rain creator pours his heart out.

David Cage at Eurogamer Expo 2009

Video of the game and the Q&A.

Cage defends Heavy Rain's mature content

"You won't be shocked for life by nipples."

EG Expo 2009: Quantic Dream's David Cage

Heavy Rain developer talks about player choice, difficulty, sex in games and his philosophy of development.

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The Origami Killer app?

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Life on Mars.

Cage defends Madison striptease scene

"I do whatever it takes to tell my story."

David Cage rants about quick-time events

Heavy Rain man: "This is not Dragon's Lair - do you think I'm crazy?"

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Emotional content, not anger.

Cage talks Trophies in Heavy Rain

"We found a solution."

Heavy Rain confirmed for 2010 release

Will be "on time, on budget," says QD.

E3: Heavy Rain

Showers what you've got.

Heavy Rain delayed until 2010?

Sony says it hasn't confirmed a date.

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The weather forecast.

Quantic's David Cage talks Fahrenheit

"We didn't know what we were doing."

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Check out this morning's preview.

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Get juiced and get thinking.

Heavy Rain exclusive - 4pm today

Brand new pictures and words.

Heavy Rain is "interactive drama" - Sony

Played more with heads than pads.

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A man's face, crimes scenes and that.

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See where the mocap's done.

Heavy Rain's vital statistics

Script length, cast size, more.

Cage pays tribute to ICO developer

"He has a real sense of poetry."

FeatureHeavy Rain

A preview without a game.

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Absorb them in double-quick time.

Demo and DLC for Heavy Rain

Quantic Dreams outlines plans.

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Moist.

Sony unveils Quantic's Heavy Rain

A "dark thriller", due next year.

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PS3 exclusive from Quantic Dream.

David Cage clarifies Uncharted comments

We wrote a naughty headline. We're sorry.

David Cage on Heavy Rain storytelling

How it differs to Uncharted, which he admires.

More Heavy Rain details emerge

PS3-exclusive from Fahrenheit dev.