First it was Heavy Rain, and now it's rain. The weather may have downgraded to a drizzle, but the outcast sure looks sunny with the first video and details about the next stylish adventure coming to the PlayStation 3.
In rain, players are cast in the role of a young boy who sets out to rescue a little girl being chased by ghostly creatures of the night. The twist is, both of them are invisible except for faint silhouettes seen only in the rain. Players must use the boy's ability to move into and out of sight to progress, and "just like in the real world, what can be seen isn’t everything and using imagination is the only way to reveal the truth."
Created by PlayStation C.A.M.P!, a branch of Sony's own internal JAPAN Studio, the game's first screenshots and video highlight the stylish, atmosphere-steeped visuals we can expect. And with its story "told through an artistic approach to narration, rain’s expressive sounds, those of rainfall and splashing water, combined with this otherworldly tale is designed to awaken the sense of uncertainty and solitude inherent in every player."
As the gameplay trailer suggests, there will be some dangers to contend with throughout this surreal world, giving the game a certain action component. But according to the developers, overcoming objectives will be at least as much strategic as it is reflex-driven, as players will be "challenged to think ahead and plan your movements to advance" by using the environment to your advantage.
There is currently no firm releate planned yet for rain, but the game is currently on track for release some time before the end of the year.