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.