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Heavy Rain Demo Forecasted for Thursday

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Norman Jayden - Heavy Rain

While this might be true for the weather in some parts of the country this week, the game demo for Heavy Rain will be available worldwide through the PlayStation Store on Thursday, February 11, 2010. Mark this on your calendar! This PlayStation 3-exclusive demo will feature two full chapters from the game, in which players will immerse themselves in the roles of Norman Jayden, a FBI profiler brought in to help local law enforcement find and capture the Origami Killer, and Scott Shelby, a private investigator hired by families of past victims to bring their killer to justice. Gamers will finally get the chance to try this psychological thriller where players make choices that will determine their story, all in the hopes of uncovering the mystery of Heavy Rain. If you’re experiencing heavy rain this Thursday, feel free to stay inside to download and play the demo of Heavy Rain.

Scott Shelby - Heavy Rain

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February 10th, 10:22 am

This is as close to a game is ever going to get to the movie “SEVEN”, I can’t wait!

acerazer1 said:

February 10th, 10:39 am

The Jayden chapter is pretty cool. The P.I. chapter is kind of boring, though it does have a combat scene.

mywhitenoise said:

February 10th, 11:06 am

Read the review on Kotaku, and I’m heavily anticipating this game now.

I wasn’t interested before, but I am now. Pre-ordered and ready to go!

RussellBear19 said:

February 10th, 11:17 am

at least I’ll be able to entertain myself with this on Thursday while I’m snow in

zKAPOWz said:

February 10th, 11:22 am

geez this game is horrible. aside from the story and graphics, it’s like they barely tried. and i think MGS4 and UC2 has better graphics. rather, i know they do.

SyphonFilter- said:

February 10th, 12:31 pm

@105- uncharted 2 doe have better graphics but heavy rain craps on MGS4 graphics are you crazy? The gameplay is amazing with the choices you get to make and the interaction with objects.

Sindred said:

February 10th, 12:31 pm

IGN gave this baby a 9.0.

I’d say drinks are on me, but I don’t live near your studios… That and I have to save my cash for next week :)

@105… You really don’t get it, do ya?


February 10th, 1:41 pm gave Heavy Rain an A- gave Heavy Rain an 9.0

Keep the good scores coming!!!

zadorvp said:

February 10th, 2:19 pm

@zKAPOWz: Barely tried? If you say so. You’re more likely to find more people who disagree with you on that than agree.

Personally, I think it’s a fantastic game and differs greatly from what’s already out there.

Jedah_PR said:

February 10th, 2:27 pm

I have this game reserved and already payed in full.

sam_i_jam said:

February 10th, 2:37 pm

Years of waiting for this game. I can’t believe it’s almost here. Huzzah!

TheBanditKing said:

February 10th, 2:37 pm

played the Euro demo (sorry Sony I cheated a bit ;p ) It was fantastic, I have not played a game exactly like this before (though it reminds me are a more interactive Broken Sword or Shadow of Destiny). I can say that not everyone will like it but this is a game changer, much like Shenmue. Heavy Rain will influence and move the rest of the industry forward.

beau21 said:

February 10th, 2:41 pm

Will we see the MLB 10: The Show demo tomorrow (02/11) as well?



ChrispyCritter said:

February 10th, 4:33 pm

I will try it out I download all demos..but just to let you know I have played and beat well over 1,000 games in my time..maybe thousands of them..most take me 1 week to beat..all the Tomb Raiders took around 2 weeks each on PS1..I find a lot of games are not that challenging intellectually to me..sure some are hard but don’t require too much thinking really..this game has got some of my interest and I will give the demo a fair shake :)

Bighead2192 said:

February 10th, 4:41 pm

i an so excited for this!!!! im so downloading it tomorrow!!!! =D

zadorvp said:

February 10th, 4:57 pm

Read the Destructoid review (really surprised they gave it even that high) and it has convinced me to keep my preorder.

Awesome game, can’t wait ;)

ADR143 said:

February 10th, 7:19 pm

cant w8

p_morin said:

February 10th, 7:38 pm

Can’t you just release the game… next week or something? :p

drdre74 said:

February 10th, 8:28 pm

I pre-orderd the game at gamestop about a week ago. How does the DLC chapter work that comes when you pre order the game? Will it be ready the day of the game or later?

Sen55 said:

February 10th, 8:51 pm

I hope everyone in the U.K. has pre-ordered the special edition from HMV as it’s the same price as the normal edition and comes with a code to download the soundtrack a dynamic theme and the first part of the DLC.

PantherX said:

February 10th, 8:58 pm

IGNs review was the most thought out so far. its been getting excellent reviews except of course Destructoid but thats to be expect they cant stand the PS3. They love those rehashes though.

alfian2 said:

February 10th, 9:28 pm

does it available on 7-eleven?

lilyphoenix said:

February 10th, 10:25 pm

I was really excited about this game when I first read about it, because I’m a big mystery buff. I played the demo already a few times trying to see all the possible actions. The thing is, I was a little worried that the game would give me nightmares…not sure what my tolerance for violent video games is since I’m not usually interested, So I read the info at the esrb site. Now I’m concerned about so much nudity. I might rent the game, but I’m not going to buy it right away. Any chance they could team up with square enix and use the same mechanics for a final fantasy game? THAT I would buy. Now back to littlebigplanet…

zadorvp said:

February 11th, 12:03 am

@PantherX: Good to see someone else read the Destructoid review ^_^ Yeah, they tend to do their “brutal honest reviewing” like that so I don’t pay much attention to them most of the time (got linked to this one though). Still, I was quite surprised about how positive the review was.

jeeva_vlc said:

February 11th, 2:41 am

Cristian Cardona, you replied on January 8, 2010 at 9:14 am:

“There will only be one North American SKU and it will support Spanish, English, French and Portuguese audio/subtitles.”

Can you tell me if Spanish audio/subtitles will be from Spain, Latin Spanish or both?


PantherX said:

February 11th, 3:10 am

The positive reviews are piling up for Heavy Rain. Now we are going to count to see if they out do even the great and powerful Uncharted 2. Well i expect Sack Boy and Girl outfits (even tho im boycotting LBP 4 now) and a Home personal Space. and a new dynamic theme that shows the faces in the loading screens like in the game!

DaRipp3r_76 said:

February 11th, 4:06 am

Today’s the big demo, can’t wait for the demo to be put up on the network. :)

Platnm_Playstn said:

February 11th, 5:37 am

where the heck is it? i’ve checked PSN three times since midnight :D

DaRipp3r_76 said:

February 11th, 6:17 am

Don’t know, I wish they would hurry it up. :D

matts14623 said:

February 11th, 10:54 am

Almost 2pm est. Still no demo. Anyone know when it will be available on PSN?

Napoleon-Harp said:

February 11th, 11:12 am


DaRipp3r_76 said:

February 11th, 12:32 pm

3:25 est here and still no demo. Jeez, what’s the hold up?

Its bad enough we had to wait as long as we did for the US version of the demo.

And yet again we are still waiting on the day were suppose to have the demo. :( I hope they release it sometime today.

Bretzy said:

February 11th, 1:01 pm

Wtf gives, Sony and Quantic Dreams? You promise us the demo on Feb. 11th, but here we are and no demo to be had. Seriously, don’t entice your customers with something and then fail to deliver; all you are doing is pissing off fans and driving away customers. Get it together and stop making promises if you can’t make it happen.

ICcold said:

February 11th, 1:05 pm

Hey Bretzy…they said Feb 11.

That includes everything from 12:01 am to 12:00pm

Don’t get on there case because it hasn’t been released at a time YOU want. As long as it comes,I am fine… I don’t have anymore money to spend on this game but the demo will make me think about buying it later on when I have some moola

DaRipp3r_76 said:

February 11th, 1:25 pm

Hey ICcold,

Just because you don’t have the money to spend on this title, doesn’t mean others don’t.

But we all have the right to upset, we are all excited about this title. It just seems any other demo would have been out on the network by now.

ICcold said:

February 11th, 1:31 pm

You may have the money to spend on it but being anal about a date that was as vague as “February 11th” and getting your underwear in a bunch over what time of day it’s released is a bit much don’tcha think? As far as I am concerned if it drops at 12:00pm it still was released on Feb 11th.

DaRipp3r_76 said:

February 11th, 1:41 pm


Good for you, I guess you’re the anal one wanting it to come out at 12:00pm. For you; I hope it does.

Have a fun night waiting, since you have nothing beter to do then just sit around till then.

I wish I had as much free time on my hands as you do.

ICcold said:

February 11th, 1:44 pm

First I am not being anal about wanting it to be released by then. I said as far as release date goes, when ever it falls I am fine with it. I don’t care one way or the other about what time of day it comes out.

And having license doesn’t it?

ICcold said:

February 11th, 1:44 pm

Not having a license doesn’t it*

matts14623 said:

February 11th, 1:51 pm

12 pm this “evening” would actually be the 12th.

Thegame2905 said:

February 11th, 1:54 pm

Come on Sony! Where is the Heavy Rain demo for United States? Europe already has it. Update the Playstation store for United States soon!!!

nonub said:

February 11th, 2:19 pm

Yeah come on now, its past 4 pm central time. They know people are home from work and salivating at the notion that it would be available by now. Release it already! please.

ThePimento said:

February 11th, 3:29 pm

5:30CST and still no demo. Lame.

trustkill said:

February 11th, 3:31 pm

are these two chapters perhaps the junkyard and disco club ones? i’d love to see something different, but would also like to see what i can come up with on my own.

i007spectre said:

February 11th, 3:38 pm

demo please hurry

baseballone said:

February 11th, 3:42 pm

Where’s the U.S. demo!?

bigguy132 said:

February 11th, 3:44 pm

Come on! We want the demo. I am ready to play.

Barachel said:

February 11th, 4:06 pm

@ ICcold. If you want to be entirely literal, then yes, Thursday could concievably mean any of the 24 hours, but come on! We’re all gamers! When they said the Playsation 3 would be released Nov 11, they did not mean at 5 pm. People lined up at stores KNOWING that the system was going to be available at 12 am, Nov 11. It is part of the language of gaming: if something is scheduled to be released on a date, it is understood that that means at midnight!

nonub said:

February 11th, 4:07 pm

this is getting ridiculous. If they don’t release it by 9pm tonight, I might lose faith in all humanity.

ThePimento said:

February 11th, 4:16 pm

It’s up! It’s up!!!!

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