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Heavy Rain: New Video, Dates & Special Edition

Heavy Rain: New Video, Dates & Special Edition

You know, every time I read or watch something to do with Heavy Rain: the Origami Killer, I’m silently bracing myself for a disappointment. This game has been hyped so much so often, it’s increasingly less likely that the game’s going to live up to expectations.

And then I watch something like this and promptly eat my words. It doesn’t even matter that it’s entirely in Japanese.

And we finally have a release date for you. Whilst there’s been some confusion around the European release (some sites are reporting the 26 February, but this has yet to be officially confirmed), Sony have revealed that the North American release will be 16 23 February. But whilst you may get the game earlier in the US, you won’t get the Special Edition – there are currently no plans to release it outside of Europe.

Update: the UK and Ireland release has now indeed been confirmed as the 26 February at the EU Playstation blog. Mainland Europe will see the game two days before on 24 February.

In the UK, the Special Edition – details of which we reported a few weeks back – is available for pre-order now as a HMV exclusive. Best yet is the price; whilst it seems seemingly light on special features, at £39.99 it’s worth it.

Via Examiner and

Vikki Blake

Vikki has a penchant for Yorkshire Tea, raspberry cider and swear words. In addition to founding and running GGS Gamer and, she writes news for GamesRadar+ and IGN, and has written reviews and interviews for other places, including Destructoid, Eurogamer, and She's Big Boss at Silent Hill Heaven and a rabid Halo, Destiny, Resident Evil and Mass Effect obsessive.

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