Heavy Rain's Official Release Date Set

January 8, 2010

Heavy Rain is one of Sony’s exclusive babies this year.  There’s been a bit of speculation recently as to when, exactly, this adventure-slash-interactive-drama title would ship, and now we have it.  I’m actually looking forward to giving Heavy Rain a shot, it interests me in ways I can’t really begin to explain.  But, regardless, we’ll be able to get our hands on this interesting title on February 23, 2010.

Unfortunately for North Americans, there will be no collector’s edition like there will be in Europe, however if you pre-order you get some the first piece of DLC for the game, for free and before the rest of the world.  That DLC is called “Heavy Rain: Chronicle 1 – The Taxidermist”.  If you don’t pre-order, you’ll be able to buy the DLC eventually for $4.99, but there is no word on when it will be made available on the PlayStation Store.  But, if this title tickles your fancy, perhaps saving a few bucks and pre-ordering would be the way to go.

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Chad Awkerman

Chad joined the DualShockers staff in mid 2009 and since then has put much of his time into covering RPGs, with a focus on the Japanese side of the genre, from the obscure to the mainstream. He's a huge fan of iconic games like Secret of Mana, Final Fantasy VI and Persona 4 yet enjoys the smaller niche titles, as well. In his spare time he enjoys experiencing new beer, new foods and keeping up with just about every sci-fi show on television. He's married to an intelligent, beautiful Southern Belle who keeps his life interesting with witty banter and spicy Cajun cooking.

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