Update: View camera recorded trailer at the jump!
Original: Over at Sony’s conference at the 2008 Games Convention in Leipzig, David Cage, developer of Quantic Games, took the stage to showcase Heavy Rain for the PLAYSTATION 3.
“Tonight is the first time you have truly seen this game.” Cage said as he took the stage. Cage explained that the game is centered on “narrative and emotion”, and “mature content” and “complex stories”.
Heavy Rain will be available to an big audience. The game contains no guns, cars, etc. It is all about the emotional experience. You will play the story instead of watching it. The story is told through the player’s actions.
A trailer showing “actual gameplay footage” was then aired. It showed a suburban US town with kids on a porch step. A lday gets off a motorbike and climbs through the window, slamming shut after her. She walks into a lounge where windows are boarded up and mannequins are posed in strange clothing. There is a man inside the home. They start fighting, the man with a knife (pictured above). They face across a table the into the bedroom. The scene then ends and shows us the woman’s face when she was still outside the house, with tears and wetness on her face because of the rain.
“Full time 3D and playable,” says Cagey. That is all he had to show us this year. We expect the trailer to go online soon.