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ASA rejects Heavy Rain complaints

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has rejected complaints about a Sony advert for recent PS3 hit Heavy Rain. The BBC reports that the objections stemmed from the depiction of a level in the game where two-sided detective Scott Shelby intervenes (or not, depending on the choices made by the player) …

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Cecil: Heavy Rain was deeply flawed

Absolute genius but deeply flawed – that’s the verdict of Revolution Software’s acclaimed development star Charles Cecil when asked by MCV what he though of Sony’s recent chart-topper Heavy Rain. Half way through I thought it was a work of absolute genius,” Cecil told MCV. When I finished it, I …

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Heavy Rain hits 1m

One of the biggest publishing gambles of recent times has very much paid off with the news that Quantic Dream’s PS3 exclusive Heavy Rain has now sold over 1m copies worldwide. The game, which is the child of Fahrenheit creator David Cage, is best described as an interactive movie and …

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Cage wants to take Heavy Rain online

Those of you yearning for a sequel to Sony’s successful Heavy Rain are in for some good and bad news. The bad news? That a fully-fledged sequel to the game doesn’t seem to be on the cards. The good news? The game’s creator wants to take the achievements of Heavy …

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Molyneux praises Heavy Rain

Sony’s recently released Heavy Rain has come in for some welcome praise from famed developer Peter Molyneux – who lest we forget is the current creative director at none other than staunch PlayStation rival Microsoft Game Studios. I recommend anyone who wants to start to see the first glimpses of …

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Sony working on Heavy Rain shortages

Having shot straight to number one in the ELSPA GfK Chart-Track All Formats Top 40 this week, Sony has revealed that landmark PS3 release Heavy Rain is suffering shortages on the UK High Street. However, Sony hopes to have got extra stock into the channel by next week. We have …

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Heavy Rain special edition content delayed

Buyers of the Heavy Rain special edition released today will have to wait until March 4th until they can download the game’s soundtrack. Sony posted a comment on its PlayStation Blog today apologising for a last-minute technical delay. Heavy Rain’s European product manager Alex Pavey said: If you redeem your …

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Heavy Rain banned in UAE

PS3 exclusive Heavy Rain has become the latest game to be banned in the United Arab Emirates thanks to its inclusion of adult material. In a statement released to Kotaku, Sony said: The UAE’s National Media Council has banned Heavy Rain on PS3. Heavy Rain has an 18+ PEGI rating …

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Heavy Rain forecast on Feb 26th

SCEE has confirmed via the PlayStation Europe blog that the unquestionably interesting adventure outing Heavy rain will be released on PS3 in the UK and Ireland on February 26th. This follows confirmation of a February 23rd release date for North America. Mainland Europe will be receiving its copies on February …

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HMV nabs Heavy Rain CE exclusive

Sony Europe has confirmed to VG247 that the Collector’s Edition of PS3-exclusive title Heavy Rain will be available exclusively through HMV. A listing for the SKU appeared on the HMV website earlier today, priced at just 40. Included will be a voucher for the game’s first DLC offering, a copy …

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