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New Gameplay: The Invisible World of rain

Dais Kawaguchi's Avatar + Posted by Dais Kawaguchi on Mar 25, 2013 // Associate Producer, SCEA

Hi everyone! It’s been a while since we made the announcement of rain at Gamescom, but ever since then, we have been working hard to ensure the wait for more information was worthwhile.

rain was developed by the creative minds from PlayStation C.A.M.P!, the team behind unique titles like TOKYO JUNGLE and echochrome. Rain evolved from a truly unique concept where an imaginative world comes to life once is starts raining.

Move your cursor over each image below to reveal the world of rain.

The story of rain is the enchanting tale about a boy who chases after a girl with an invisible silhouette. After discovering that the girl is being hunted by ghostly creatures, he embarks on his own journey into the mysterious world of rain to save her and discovers he has also become invisible. Players will play as the boy, whose silhouette can only be seen in the rain. Using the unique ability to appear and disappear under cover players must learn to navigate through the unknown to advance. Just like in the real world, what can be seen isn’t everything and using imagination is the only way to reveal the truth.

Throughout the game you will be challenged to think ahead and plan your movements to advance. For example, when you direct the boy underneath cover, he will disappear from enemy view, or to draw enemies away from your path you may need step into the rain to become visible or can pick up items to taunt them. More details will be shared on these mechanics and puzzles at a later date. However, we are pleased to share with you – for the first time – our first gameplay video from the beginning of the game, “The Children and the Night”. Watch the video at the top of this post, and make sure to turn your speakers up for the full experience!

rain on PS3

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The world of rain is full of “uncertainty” and as you play through the boy will experience both a sense of fear and excitement as he explores the unknown world. Told through an artistic approach to narration, rain’s expressive sounds, those of rainfall and splashing water, combined with this otherworldly tale is designed to awaken the sense of uncertainty and solitude inherent in every player as well.

This week for GDC we will also be showing our first live demo to media, so keep an eye out for even more news on rain. We are very excited to have shared these early details and are looking forward to providing you a deeper look at rain very soon.

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+ dark_angel69 on March 26th, 2013 at 6:35 am said:

The poor guy. He’s going to catch a cold. How’s he going to be quiet when he gets the shivers and sniffles


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+ cronqvist on March 26th, 2013 at 9:45 am said:

The pacing, the characters, the story, the music… it all looks beautiful. I can’t wait to play it. :)


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+ zingakun on March 26th, 2013 at 11:33 am said:

How come the dog-like creatures opened the gate if there were no rain in the corridor?

Just kidding, can’t wait to see more of it :o)


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+ Airwalkinman17 on March 26th, 2013 at 12:41 pm said:

Can’t wait for this.
This is why I love Playstation.
So many awesomely unique experiences that can only be found here.


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