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Heavy Rain Getting PlayStation Move Support Next Week

The promised Heavy Rain patch adding PlayStation Move support will be released on September 22, Sony has announced, followed soon after by a Move-enabled demo.

The free patch will let you waggle and shake your way through Quantic Dream's adventure game for growed-ups using the motion-sensing PlayStation 3 peripheral. September 28, meanwhile, will bring a downloadable demo featuring the 'Sleazy Place' and 'Crime Scene' areas and boasting PS Move support.

Europe will also receive a special retail 'Move Edition' release from October 6, with bonus content including dynamic themes, the soundtrack and "Making Of" videos.

You had better enjoy the Move support, because creator David Cage has explained that planned further Heavy Rain 'Chronicles' downloadable content might never be released as Quantic Dream's limited resources were focused on adding motion controls.

The PlayStation Move controller will launch on September 19 in North America.

From The Chatty

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    September 14, 2010 6:08 AM

    I know its probably been said many times before, but this game is fantastic. If the subject of games as art were to arise, my Exhibit A would be Heavy Rain.

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      September 14, 2010 6:41 AM

      I'm happy to hear it lived up to its expectations and didn't disappoint.

      I'm a fan of their previous game, Indigo Prophecy.

      However, this whole "we added Move cuz we were forced to" tone makes me think it will be a gimmick instead of being a very worthwhile addition to the game. :/ I'm surprised the developers weren't more excited about what they could do with Move vs. a standard DualShock 3 controller.

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      September 14, 2010 7:21 AM

      I fucking love the game but it's not art, that's Eden and flower.

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        September 14, 2010 7:44 AM

        I think you're trying to pigeon hole art in its most rudimentary form, display of beautiful forms and renditions of the same in varying ways. Indeed many would consider film to have the qualities of art as well. That is the correlation I seek to draw between heavy rain and art. The cinematic qualities of this game far surpass the majority of mainstream Hollywood movies and many indy/"arty" ones.

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      September 14, 2010 8:56 AM

      its a fantastic rental. the story is pretty horrible, but i played through the entire thing....soooooo