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Heavy Rain Move-Support Patch Hitting September 22

Imagine this if you will: searching for Jason with a wand in your hand. Exciting!

It's been known for a bit that Quantic Dream's Heavy Rain PlayStation Move support patch would hit around the launch of the motion devices, but now SCEA has given the patch a firm date: September 22, according to a recent PS blog post, which also dispensed a few details about a new demo that will join the content on SCEA servers a little later this month (via MTV Multiplayer).

The new demo will be Move-enabled, of course, and will offer two "levels" pulled from the initial hours of the game: "Sleazy Place" and "Crime Scene." In the former, you'll be controlling dumpy retired police officer Scott Shelby as he investigates a prostitute before getting into a short brawl with a tattooed dude who strolls into her room. In the latter, you'll be thrust into the shoes of FBI weirdo Norman Jayden as he searches a crime scene and stumbles around in a rain-soaked field. 

The demo hits on September 28 and will require the navigation controller, a motion controller, and the PS Eye, as will the patch. 
 
  

  

== TEASER =="Heavy Rain has been given a PlayStation Move makeover so expect to be drawn into the action more than ever," product marketing manager Jefferson Dong wrote in the announcement blog post. "Now, your every move will make a difference!"

It'll be interesting indeed to see if the Heavy Rain experience is improved by Move support. I'm guessing, at the very least, waggle controls will make it easier to pull plates out of cupboards. Mars' wife will be a much happier woman (minus the whole "Jason" thing) come September 22.

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Posted by BradNicholson

It's been known for a bit that Quantic Dream's Heavy Rain PlayStation Move support patch would hit around the launch of the motion devices, but now SCEA has given the patch a firm date: September 22, according to a recent PS blog post, which also dispensed a few details about a new demo that will join the content on SCEA servers a little later this month (via MTV Multiplayer).

The new demo will be Move-enabled, of course, and will offer two "levels" pulled from the initial hours of the game: "Sleazy Place" and "Crime Scene." In the former, you'll be controlling dumpy retired police officer Scott Shelby as he investigates a prostitute before getting into a short brawl with a tattooed dude who strolls into her room. In the latter, you'll be thrust into the shoes of FBI weirdo Norman Jayden as he searches a crime scene and stumbles around in a rain-soaked field. 

The demo hits on September 28 and will require the navigation controller, a motion controller, and the PS Eye, as will the patch. 
 
  

  

== TEASER =="Heavy Rain has been given a PlayStation Move makeover so expect to be drawn into the action more than ever," product marketing manager Jefferson Dong wrote in the announcement blog post. "Now, your every move will make a difference!"

It'll be interesting indeed to see if the Heavy Rain experience is improved by Move support. I'm guessing, at the very least, waggle controls will make it easier to pull plates out of cupboards. Mars' wife will be a much happier woman (minus the whole "Jason" thing) come September 22.

Edited by Grissefar

Cool, maybe I should think about picking up that game.

Posted by Shimakaze
@Grissefar said:
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...honestly?
Posted by shoddyrobot

this is one of those situations where i wont buy it, but i like that its a thing and that its out there.

Edited by MrKlorox

Hmmm... If I get a Move (unlikely) then I'll be sure to play through this again. I hope they put a lot of thought into the actions. This could be a really cool game for Move support.
 
edit: also waggle is dead. I'll kill a fool if that turns up in Move games when it's been obsoleted.

Posted by tmlim

I enjoyed this game so much, I will play it again with Move if I decide to buy Move.

Posted by therealnelsk

JASON! JASON! JASON! JASON!.............jason

Posted by Ethereal

I hope that waving the Move in a frantic manner makes me yell "JASON!" louder

Posted by baron_calamity

I have the use of only my left hand and I found heavy rain to be impossible to play with the standard controller. Anyone have any ideas if it will be easier with the move controller?
Posted by BulletproofMonk

Jefferson Dong...heheh...

Posted by Wiseblood

Waggle to Jason!

Posted by FunExplosions

"Waggle this way to evade incoming punch" 
"Waggle this way to walk right into it" 
Okay, I'll waggle this way then, avoiding the punch. 
*waggle* 
*gets punched in the face* 
"What... Oh yeah, motion controls are still just as ghetto as they've ever been."

Edited by xyzygy

Move won't change the terribly boring story and totally awkward voice cast of this game, so it's still not interesting at all to me. 

Posted by Grissefar
@Shimakaze said:
" @Grissefar said:
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Yes, honestly I was faster :)
Edited by Shimakaze
@Grissefar said:

" @Shimakaze said:

" @Grissefar said:
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...honestly? "
Yes, honestly I was faster :) "
Yeaaaa that's not what I ment... posting a single letter post and editing it later JUST to get the first post is pretty pathetic. ;-)
Posted by Stinky2
@Shimakaze said:
" @Grissefar said:

" @Shimakaze said:

" @Grissefar said:
" s "
...honestly? "
Yes, honestly I was faster :) "
Yeaaaa that's not what I ment... posting a single letter post and editing it later JUST to get the first post is pretty pathetic. ;-) "
dont hate the player, hate the game.
Posted by slowbird

so this demo sounds just like the old demo but with move controls.

Posted by Grissefar
@Shimakaze said:
" @Grissefar said:

" @Shimakaze said:

" @Grissefar said:
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...honestly? "
Yes, honestly I was faster :) "
Yeaaaa that's not what I ment... posting a single letter post and editing it later JUST to get the first post is pretty pathetic. ;-) "
More pathetic than being upset about it? :) It would seem that you are just sad for not getting that first :P
Posted by dablemont

Very nice, but personally I'll wait a bit longer to get a Move...

Posted by kollay

ARI comment.
 
ARI comment.
 
ARI comment.

Posted by MarkWahlberg

 So... do you have to do sign language for "Jason!" ?

Posted by BatMat
@Stinky2:
Damn, you just made me lose The Game...
Posted by WhatTheDang

Just what the game needed, more gimmicks

Posted by coloursheep

im very curious about this i hope giantbomb will do something regarding this when the patch comes out 

Posted by brocool

wait so the whole game will have move support? thats fantastic!

Posted by beard_of_zeus

 Hello all! Long time lurker, first time poster! But anyways, to be on topic...
 
I believe I recall reading somehwere that Quantic Dream was tasked by Sony to work on this in lieu of extra DLC, which is a shame. I enjoyed The Taxidermist, and it would have been nice to see the stories of other characters fleshed out a little more.

Posted by Shimakaze
@Grissefar said:
" @Shimakaze said:
" @Grissefar said:

" @Shimakaze said:

" @Grissefar said:
" s "
...honestly? "
Yes, honestly I was faster :) "
Yeaaaa that's not what I ment... posting a single letter post and editing it later JUST to get the first post is pretty pathetic. ;-) "
More pathetic than being upset about it? :) It would seem that you are just sad for not getting that first :P "
Are you speaking from experience? Is it really that important to you to be first? if so be my guest if it makes you feel better ;)
Posted by Shimakaze
@beard_of_zeus: I'm not sure if that's exactly how it went down, but they have stated that they will not make any more DLC. It's a shame, but then maybe they will get on with their next game faster instead.
Posted by p0wl

I really liked Heavy Rain, but playing it once was enough.  Nice to see them adding support for whoever picks up the Move.

Edited by Razoric

What an amazingly pointless waste of time and effort.   Maybe next they can patch in 3D. 

Posted by Scooper
@Shimakaze said:
" @Grissefar said:
" @Shimakaze said:
" @Grissefar said:

" @Shimakaze said:

" @Grissefar said:
" s "
...honestly? "
Yes, honestly I was faster :) "
Yeaaaa that's not what I ment... posting a single letter post and editing it later JUST to get the first post is pretty pathetic. ;-) "
More pathetic than being upset about it? :) It would seem that you are just sad for not getting that first :P "
Are you speaking from experience? Is it really that important to you to be first? if so be my guest if it makes you feel better ;) "
shush
Posted by Shimakaze
@Scooper said: 
shush "
yea you're right.
Posted by Grissefar
@Shimakaze:  Yes :) Being first is alright in itself I guess.. but it's the most fun when second poster complains that he didn't get first :P
Posted by Jayzilla

They really need to do this backwards compatibility with a large portion of their games. i would buy it if they did. i am not interested in mini game collections. i own a wii already.

Posted by mtmckinley

hopefully it'll be cool

Posted by baron_calamity
@Razoric said:
"What an amazingly pointless waste of time and effort.   Maybe next they can patch in 3D.  "

So is 3D. Maybe they should throw in Smellovision while they are at it?
Posted by MisterMouse

JASON!

Posted by CharleyTony

this game getting a move update and no real DLC is really sad.
Posted by YoungFrey

I was watching this being played at PAX.  It certainly looked like it didn't want to register shaking.  Which is a shame because I thought shaking the six-axis was the least fun control in the original scheme.

Posted by MachoFantastico

Jason?

Posted by ThePhenomenal1

fuck that shit. they canceled the DLC to that stupid shit with that stupid motion controller.

Posted by Kyodra

This was the first game where I actually was looking forward to DLC, too bad they decided to use that time to master the art of waggling instead.

Posted by Guv_Bubbs

I hope we'll get that DLC now

Posted by zurgdawg

Looking fwd to this, the PAX demo was surprisingly fun.

Posted by OllyOxenFree

I don't think I want to waggle to crawl through broken glass.
 
I'll skip.

Posted by D_Man_Taylor

Jason? JASON?!

Posted by Jayross

Heavy Rain with Move is the one reason I am thinking about getting a PS3 and Move. It looks pretty compelling.

Posted by Digi7alS3lf

This is the game Move was created for.

Posted by Nictel

I still need some trophies, maybe I'll get those with move support :P

Posted by McDunkin

Jason!  Jaaassssoonnn.
 
Jason.

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