Heavy Rain is a dark, immersive and emotionally-engaging experience; one that expands upon the innovative ideas of 2005's acclaimed Fahrenheit to create a noir-thriller where decisions are charged with importance and actions can have drastic and unforeseen consequences. In Heavy Rain you don't watch the story - you play it. the dynamic narrative unfolds through the players actions - not cut scenes - and every action has a consequence. the choices you make and the way you interact with other characters have repercussions throughout the storyline.
With unprecedented responsibility over the fates of the game's characters, Heavy Rain is an emotional experience unlike any other as a mature game for a new world of adult gamers. From the team behind the critically-acclaimed Fahrenheit comes an even darker and more adult thriller, set to test the boundaries of video game storytelling. the story revolves around the hunt for a serial killer called the Origami Killer by four very different people: a FBI profiler, a private detective, an architect and a journalist. If one of them dies the fact is simply incorporated into the story and you carry on playing with the remaining characters until either the killer is caught or the game ends in failure.
Although the story and characters are paramount the game still features plenty of action, playing out via quick time event sequences similar to Fahrenheit - where you have to press the buttons indicated on screen within a time limit. the game aims to be the most cinematic and emotional video game ever made - could this be the start of the game noir genre?
Beyond: Two Souls will feature Oscar nominee Ellen Page in the lead role of Jodie Holmes, a young woman who possesses supernatural powers through her link to an invisible entity. Ellen is supported by Willem Dafoe who plays Nathan Dawkins, an enigmatic scientist working for a government division studying paranormal activities. Dawkins’ professional curiosity in Jodie, driven by personal tragedy, is a central theme in Beyond: Two Souls, and provides a rich and evocative narrative that only Dafoe’s subtleties of performance could fully realise.
In Beyond: Two Souls, gamers will play through fifteen years of Jodie’s story, experiencing the most striking moments of her life. As she traverses the globe, Jodie will face incredible challenges set against a backdrop of emotionally charged events, the likes of which have never before been seen in a video game.
Like its predecessor Heavy Rain, Beyond: Two Souls will allow players to shape the course of the story through their decisions and actions taken in the game.
Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls are two standout titles that give players the power of choice. How these stories branch and end is totally up to the decisions they make and the actions they perform.
Hugely popular on PlayStation 3, they have now been visually upgraded and brought together for fans to relive, and newcomers to enjoy for the first time.
A critically-acclaimed cinematic thriller, Heavy Rain scooped multiple awards upon its original release back in 2010 – including three BAFTA awards.
Set over a four day period, Heavy Rain weaves together the tales of four playable characters as they struggle to unmask the Origami Killer – a serial murderer who leaves folded paper shapes on his victims’ bodies.
Designed to incorporate bending storylines, the game gives players the chance to alter the plot with every decision they make. How far are you prepared to go to save someone you love? Will the killer be caught? Will the latest victim be saved? Who will die, who survives?
This, and much more, is all up to the player…
Starring Academy Award nominees Ellen Page and Willem Dafoe – and original music by Hans Zimmer ? Beyond: Two Souls takes players on a psychological adventure packed with unexpected twists. Players live the life of Jodie Holmes, a woman who seemingly possesses supernatural powers through a psychic link to an invisible entity.
By controlling both Jodie and the mysterious entity, players create their own story as they embark on an incredible journey of emotionally-charged events never seen before in a video game. The 2013 hit also now features the option to experience the plot in chronological order, extra missions originally released as DLC and even more bending storylines to explore.