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The official PlayStation Blog has announced that on Sep. 22nd, Heavy Rain will be patched to utilize the new PlayStation Move controller. The PlayStation Move navigation controller (or a DualShock 3) and the PlayStation Eye (as with all Move games), will also be required to play. The DualShock 3 would have to be held in one hand and the Move in the other, which seems a little cumbersome to me, so I’d reccomend the Move navigation controller. There will also be a Heavy Rain “Move” demo available in the PlayStation Store on Tuesday, Sep. 28th. It will feature two levels “from the game, Sleazy Place and Crime Scene.”
“Heavy Rain has been given a PlayStation Move makeover so expect to be drawn into the action more than ever. Now, your every move will make a difference!”
Didn’t my every “move” make a difference before? Anyway, I’ve been meaning to go back and get all the trophies, and this will give me another reason to do that. I hope it’s as good as it could be!
Heavy Rain director David Cage recently told gamesindustry.biz that he and Sony were surprised at the reception the new IP received.
“Heavy Rain is a commercial success and that’s not something Sony or Quantic Dream expected, to be honest,” Cage said in a packed session at GDC Europe.
The gamble of creating an adult game favouring emotion and storytelling over violence has paid off – Heavy Rain sold 600,000 copies in its first two weeks on sale, sold four-times the predicted amount in the US market, has passed worldwide sales of 1.5 million to date, “and we hope to reach 2 million soon,” said Cage.
Cage also hopes with the success of a mature game like Heavy Rain more developers will tap into the market.
“Stop making games for kids. Adult is a huge, untapped market – there is almost nothing for adults, I’m not talking about casual or family games. There is a real market based on sophisticated values. See yourself as a creator, not a toy-maker. Ignore the rules.”
The first images of the Move-enhanced edition of the hit psychological thriller Heavy Rain has been outed by SCEE.
Possible release time period after the jump!
Released in February 2010, Heavy Rain has since poured into livingrooms and Blu-ray drives. So how heavy has Heavy Rain gotten? Try a million units worth.
That’s right, the guys at SCEA are happy to announce that the engaging, cinematic experience has sold enough units to breach the million mark. Here with a montage of the game’s positive reviews is a trailer from the PlayStation Blog.
Video after jump
Quantic Dream had been interviewed by a German publication, and in that interview, David Cage mentioned that the ‘experimental’ PlayStation 3 game has topped one million in sales. He stated “That was a surprise for many – some expected more like 200,000 to 300,000 sold units.“. Given how the game isn’t even close to the mainstream, this is one great achievement! They expect to sell 1.5 million by the end of the year.