201w ago - SCEA Product Marketing Manager Jefferson Dong has shared details today on Four Days: The Heavy Rain PS3 online experience, as follows:
As many of you living on the West Coast of the United States know, it has been raining extremely hard during the last week.
We, here, in the marketing team at SCEA wanted to let you know that this is merely a coincidence and that there is no connection to the upcoming release of the interactive psychological thriller, Heavy Rain, exclusively for PlayStation 3.
While we did originally have two weeks of downpour planned as part of an ARG (alternate reality game) or viral marketing campaign for the release of Heavy Rain, we were prevented from doing so due to liability and logistical reasons (Legal teams hate it when you screw with the weather).
203w ago - Today European Product Manager Alex Pavey has let us know the official Heavy Rain PS3 Web site is now live and revealed some more details, as follows:
Hi everyone! More exciting Heavy Rain news - I'm pleased to confirm that the official Heavy Rain website is now live.
You can head over there right now to check out screenshots, character info and videos. But that's not all - you can also find out about 'Four Days' - the Heavy Rain Online Experience...
'Four Days' is a live online mystery which plays out in real time across three weeks, beginning on January 26th. You'll be able to get involved in the hunt for a killer - interacting with characters, identifying clues, making decisions.
Between Tuesday and Friday of each week there will be daily tasks for you to complete, or puzzles to solve. Along the way, you may well discover some cool exclusive content - but just as importantly, you won't find any spoilers that will ruin your experience of playing Heavy Rain itself!
Look out for further updates on 'Four Days' over the next few weeks, and register now at the official site to make sure that you don't miss the start of the hunt. If you do, you'll also get a voucher code for an exclusive...
204w ago - Update #2: Mike Kebby from SCEE's PlayStation Store Team has now confirmed the Heavy Rain PS3 demo will be hitting the PlayStation Store on February 11, 2010.
Update: Sony has just confirmed that Heavy Rain will be hitting PS3 store shelves in North America on February 23, grace mainland Europe on February 24, and hit the UK and Ireland on February 26, 2010... meaning the initial date Qore set of the 16th was inaccurate.
Today Examiner.com (linked above) has revealed that Qore Episode 20 dates the Heavy Rain North American PS3 release for February 16, 2010.
Additionally, CVG has reported that the UK should see a February 26th street date for the PlayStation 3 title.