9w ago - Sony Social Media Specialist Ryan Clements shared a fresh video today announcing that Beyond: Two Souls on PlayStation 3 is not another Heavy Rain.
To quote: At first glance, Beyond: Two Souls and Heavy Rain seem to have more in common than not. Both games focus on intricate narratives and deep character development, highlighted by cutting-edge performance capture and dazzling digital sets.
But on closer examination, Beyond: Two Souls, which launches exclusively for PS3 on October 8th, is a wholly unique creation with no obvious analogue.
For one, its sweeping story focuses on one character instead of four. Beyond: Two Souls spans an entire lifetime as it follows the trials of protagonist Jodie Holmes (Ellen Page) and her constant companion, Aiden - an invisible entity with incredible powers. For another, it features a radically different, more direct play style compared to Heavy Rain.
In our new interview, Quantic Dream co-CEO Guillaume de Fondaumiere discusses the differences between the team's two latest projects, and the daunting scope of the story. Listen in for his insight on the game design process, and how Quantic Dream infused player-driven choices into a story-driven experience.
10w ago - Sony Associate Producer Dais Kawaguchi announced that Rain arrives on PS3 today alongside a PlayStation 3 launch trailer below.
To quote: Rain will be available for purchase today on PS3 for $14.99! Also, starting today, the full soundtrack for rain will also be available for $9.99, featuring the enchanting music created by composer Yugo Kanno and the gifted singer Connie Talbot.
To celebrate the launch of rain, we played through the game LIVE here on PlayStation.Blog and on Twitch earlier today. We hope you enjoyed the stream, and got a better feel for rain!
It's been an amazing journey to bring the story of rain to life. Director Yuuki Ikeda initially had the idea to write a story about a boy who was invisible and could only be seen in the rain.
Inspired by an experience he had as a child where he found himself lost, the story of rain has flourished into an emotionally dynamic adventure, brought to life by the talented team at PlayStation C.A.M.P.
Thank you for supporting rain, and we hope you enjoy playing!
10w ago - Sony Senior Producer Florence Kum shared a new PlayStation 3 trailer video today on the world of Rain on PS3 with details below.
To quote: Hello everyone. Can you remember back in the days when you had time to just sit and dream? Sit and listen to the sound of raindrops against your window, or even watch it form patterns against the outside world?
Rain is the story of an invisible world revealed by falling rain, and the lost creatures that come alive when the clouds roll in. This unique game casts you as a little boy who finds himself lost.
He saw a little girl's silhouette outside in the downpour, but when he went out to find her, he became invisible like her. Now, he must make his way through this world, and since players can only see the character when rain falls on him.
We're pleased to reveal a concept video we have been working on which brings the game to life, playing with your imagination and emotions. Let us know your thoughts!
Also, please don't forget the exclusive pre-order goodies we have lined up for you. This is now up and live on PlayStation Store until 1st...
16w ago - Sony Associate Producer Dais Kawaguchi posted up a new Rain video trailer today alongside revealing the official release date and PS3 pre-order bonuses below.
To quote: Today, we're very excited to announce that rain will launch on October 1st on PlayStation Store for $14.99 in North America! To celebrate the news, we're sharing the second developer diary from the team at Japan Studio and PlayStation C.A.M.P., so watch and enjoy.
From the early stages of the production cycle, we've always felt that music is one of the most important elements in creating the world of rain. In this developer diary, Yugo Kanno – who handled all aspects of the composition and arrangements – explains what initially inspired him when introduced to the project, and his experiences while composing the music.
We were also extremely fortunate to work with Connie Talbot, an up-and-coming vocalist from the UK who made her debut on Britain's Got Talent back in 2007. In the interview seen in the video, Connie shares her excitement and the unique challenges faced during the recording.
We're also pleased to announce a pre-order that you can pick up now until September 30th on the PlayStation Store that will offer a few pieces...
18w ago - Sony Senior Producer Florence Kum shared a Rain PS3 developer diary Volume 1 video today with Yuki Ikeda among those included from the project below.
To quote: Hello Everyone! Your excitement over Rain at E3 was well received by the team and we'd like to thank you for your support since!
I hope you have all had a hot summer - as it should be! We have certainly been enjoying the sun here, but I am guessing that some of you are craving some more 'Rain'... perhaps? Without further ado, I am pleased to present you with our first Developer Diary for Rain.
In this video we meet Game Director Yuki Ikeda, Lead Planner Tomoharu Fujii, Art Director Seiichi Terashima, and Designer Tomokazu Oki. They explore Rain, what it means to them and how they interpret it in the game.