Heavy Rain
Heavy Rain: Director's Cut Coming Next Week
Written Thursday, November 03, 2011 By Richard Walker
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Sony has confirmed that the Director's Cut of Heavy Rain will be shipping in North America next week, giving you the chance to snap up Quantic Dream's epic interactive drama with a host of additional content, including DLC, bonus videos, the original soundtrack and more.

Releasing for the bargain price of $29.99, you can look forward to playing the Move-compatible version of Heavy Rain, with the following additional extras:

  • Complete, original game, Heavy Rain
  • Heavy Rain Chronicles: Episode 1 – The Taxidermist DLC
  • Heavy Rain Original Videogame Score by award-winning film and television composer, Normand Corbeil (16 tracks)
  • New front-end menu and interface with built-in Move support
  • A series of 8 “Making of” Bonus Videos
  • Three Dynamic Themes (Heavy Rain, Heavy Rain ARI Forest, Heavy Rain ARI Mars)
  • 15 additional pieces of new concept art
  • 2 bonus Trailers (Thank You Trailer, Love Trailer)

Also, as a thank-you for Heavy Rain fans, Sony will be making the Heavy Rain Crime Scene Dynamic Theme available via the PlayStation Network for free to coincide with the launch of the re-release. Heavy Rain: Director's Cut will be whipping up a storm on November 8th in North America.

[Via US PlayStation Blog]


User Comments
Forum Posts: 869
Comment #1 by Fragpuss
Thursday, November 03, 2011 @ 04:20:07 PM
too late, this is just out there to try and squeexe some extra cash out the punters, waste of time, move on from this game

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Comment #2 by kakihara301
Thursday, November 03, 2011 @ 04:20:46 PM
Always thought it was funny - Heavy Rain Chronicles : Episode 1. Why bother numbering it?

Loved this game, but was seriously disappointed there wasnt any more DLC.

Forum Posts: 303
Comment #3 by John Marston
Thursday, November 03, 2011 @ 04:22:20 PM
nah already got the plat and the dlc didnt have trophies. i dont need to shell out cash just for a few vids & themes that im not interested in. great game though for those who have yet to play it.

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Comment #4 by Gtamen
Thursday, November 03, 2011 @ 04:25:56 PM
not a really smart release date imo...

Forum Posts: 245
Comment #5 by Makai
Thursday, November 03, 2011 @ 04:33:22 PM
So, in the middle of all the AAA titles, they choose to rerelease a 2010 game with zero new playable content?


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Comment #6 by TB1317
Thursday, November 03, 2011 @ 04:36:12 PM
@5 i agree with you all the way.

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Comment #7 by Terminator
Thursday, November 03, 2011 @ 04:40:10 PM
This is just a rehashed version of Move Edition that's already out so if you've already got that release, there's little point getting this one.


There was originally going to be a lot more DLC but the publishers called a halt to them so as to direct all the resources into the Move Patch. Once the Move Patch was finished, the publishers cancelled the remaining planned DLCs.

Forum Posts: 1756
Comment #8 by BeardedBushMan
Thursday, November 03, 2011 @ 05:23:53 PM
This is great for anyone who hasn't played the game, but for everyone else....meh.

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Comment #9 by I_Shoot_Stuff
Thursday, November 03, 2011 @ 05:25:17 PM
I still have this game. Once in a while I go back and play a little. Those who have not played this game, need to.

Forum Posts: 835
Comment #10 by Tostigroover
Thursday, November 03, 2011 @ 05:33:16 PM
Awesome game. I speak from experience. I recommend it to people who have not played it and are interested in a mature story.

Having said that, I will never buy this. I already own the original and there's nothing new here even remotely interesting. Makai said it already: "zero new playable content."

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Comment #11 by Kolibri
Thursday, November 03, 2011 @ 06:10:02 PM


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Comment #12 by Hank_Hill79
Thursday, November 03, 2011 @ 06:10:13 PM
I really enjoyed Heavy Rain when it came out, and I was excited for the dlc. I thought there was more planned than just "The Taxidermist" though. Maybe I am wrong.

Forum Posts: 395
Comment #13 by Cromag2
Thursday, November 03, 2011 @ 06:15:39 PM
NICE, very nice, they completely gave up on this game, shat on all of us after promising all this great DLC will come and explain, blah, blah - and now they want everyone else who did not get suckered the first time to buy basically NOTHING new for $29 measley dollars... come on!

Now for anyone who has never played it, get the bargain and enjoy, it WAS a great game.

Forum Posts: 318
Comment #14 by snakemaster7
Thursday, November 03, 2011 @ 06:26:48 PM
No thanks. I have yet to play Heavy Rain, but if I ever get it, it will NEVER, and I repeat, NEVER be a greatest hit game case version.

Forum Posts: 3
Comment #15 by BrightonBeach1992
Thursday, November 03, 2011 @ 06:47:45 PM
It pretty cool but it has no replay value after you have unlocked all of the trophies. It would sell good if it was cheap. This way it can get more people to play this awesome game.

Forum Posts: 32
Comment #16 by Nightwing
Thursday, November 03, 2011 @ 06:50:33 PM
I own the original already. I rather have new DLC episodes. Stupid Sony and stupid David Cage.

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Comment #17 by timewarp
Thursday, November 03, 2011 @ 07:05:36 PM
This was a great game but why bother releasing a director's cut? and why bother calling the DLC episode "Episode one"? When will games companies learn that these director's cuts make less money then if they'd bothered to put out more copies of the original onto the market and just released DLC?

Forum Posts: 213
Comment #18 by FunkGuardian
Thursday, November 03, 2011 @ 07:08:52 PM
Loved the game when I first played it. I remember having to get amped before tackling the Bear challenge because I started believing in the real worldness and seeing a real danger in barreling down the wrong side of the highway.

However, replay is not very kind. Heavy Rain only works when going by immersion and when comparing how this and that can work... the gaminess comes out, and the gameplay is kinda weak. Yeah you can skip chapters, but the game being one big cutscene you can't skip the unnecessary/redundant dialogue.

It's nice that someone thinks enough to repackage Heavy Rain, but it's not enough. Oh well, Sony will mess up the backwards compatibility on the PS4 and plenty of people will eagerly rebuy the game all over again.

Forum Posts: 159
Comment #19 by xenoriddley
Thursday, November 03, 2011 @ 07:39:12 PM
This will actually be prett cool. Cause I never got a chance to play this when it first came out. So, this is definitly a good buy for me.

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Comment #20 by VazzVegas
Thursday, November 03, 2011 @ 07:46:30 PM
This is a little too late in the game for me. I've still held on to my original copy.

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Comment #21 by Scarfacew00t
Thursday, November 03, 2011 @ 08:52:41 PM
Never played that game.. just saw parts of the demo.. don't get me wrong but it didnt attract me at all, even if everyone tells me it's a great game I won't be playing this.

Maybe if it gets free on psn like dc universe, I could give it a try.. maybe

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Comment #22 by CynicalNerd
Thursday, November 03, 2011 @ 09:06:37 PM
As multiple people have said...good for those that do not have it yet or never played it...anyone that played it and finished it...nothing new here.

Director's cut really makes it sound like they are adding something or that it is different than the original game. It's really not.

Forum Posts: 52
Comment #23 by Ryoka
Thursday, November 03, 2011 @ 09:13:54 PM
I never picked up Heavy Rain, I think I will now.

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Comment #24 by AverySegaw
Thursday, November 03, 2011 @ 09:31:36 PM
What's with all the hate? It's the same price as the standard version, they are just giving their customers some extra things. This is obviously not marketed towards people who already have played Heavy Rain.

And as for the whole DLC bullshit, who cares? The game was already a diamond. PS3's GotY for 2010 in my opinion.

Forum Posts: 0
Comment #25 by dizzyebonez
Thursday, November 03, 2011 @ 09:32:23 PM
I have been thinking about this game for a wail now . Ill be picking this up first day .

Forum Posts: 781
Comment #26 by kakihara301
Thursday, November 03, 2011 @ 10:21:08 PM
Ummm.. I do. They had said they were going to release DLC to flesh the story out more, but then cancelled that to focus on making it Move compatible. Still love the game, just wish they would have done what they said they were going to do.

Forum Posts: 96
Comment #27 by Solidgear3
Friday, November 04, 2011 @ 01:24:22 AM
Pre-ordered the original and had it since February 23, 2010. One of the best games ever made.

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Comment #28 by Beanietheman PST
Friday, November 04, 2011 @ 02:09:29 AM
great game, 50/50 on this tho

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Comment #29 by JimBeam308
Friday, November 04, 2011 @ 03:10:00 AM
I'd be interested in this, is it being released in the UK?

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Comment #30 by cmpunk
Friday, November 04, 2011 @ 03:27:42 AM
I loved this game soooo much as it was a single player experience without all this online multi nonsense.
as a big fan of the studio and direction I still have to agree that this does nothing for the REALLY hardcore fan or for the two people that have not been spoiled but can pick up the budget copy if they wanted to.
Move support was unnecessary

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Comment #31 by SoPoF
Friday, November 04, 2011 @ 05:49:00 AM
So it's actually not really a Director's Cut unless the original version already was the director's cut - in which case releasing a director's cut would be pointless.

I can almost guarantee you that the "bonus content" is just trailers ect. that has been seen online for long now and the stuff like avatars or background design isn't really worth the purchase.

The only actual addition would be the OST, but personally I think, while the score is great during the game, it's nothing I'd listen to when off the game.

As was said, maybe great for those who haven't played it yet, but I bet they'll get cheaper away by just buying the old, regular edition now and getting the Taxidermist from the PSN. Move update was free and to be honest, the move controls sucked TERRIBLY anyways in this game.

Calling this a Director's Cut is just a poor attempt of creating a false impression, not to mention the cover is rather ugly and overloaded with symbols and writing.

Forum Posts: 3964
Comment #32 by Pabs_85
Friday, November 04, 2011 @ 07:23:32 AM
Milking this aren't they... :

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Comment #33 by timewarp
Friday, November 04, 2011 @ 07:42:14 AM

Not really in fact did you actually look at what their giving you for the director's cut? Trailers and the themes (you can buy online may I add), in fact I'd say this is worst then anys special edition Capcom ever released, they've found a way to make one without giving away ANY new content.

Forum Posts: 1073
Comment #34 by Remcogamer95
Friday, November 04, 2011 @ 08:12:13 AM
A lot of people didn't buy a original copy of Heavy rain so ofcourse they are going to put a extra edition on the market

Forum Posts: 36
Comment #35 by ObsidianEagle
Friday, November 04, 2011 @ 11:35:48 AM
i never got the original game, this is a perfect oppertunity!

Forum Posts: 265
Comment #36 by Hayward022
Friday, November 04, 2011 @ 11:56:56 AM
Im not getting this. Gonna wait for the Uncut: Special Edition.

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Comment #37 by Rated J
Saturday, November 05, 2011 @ 07:51:50 AM
They need to focus on creating a new game, or new content.

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Comment #38 by timewarp
Saturday, November 05, 2011 @ 08:04:50 AM

But the problem with this isn't that there's extra content but that there's no need to have the extra content, let's go through what extra content this has and not to patronise you in any way I'll show you what I mean (sorry in advance if that's the impression you get)

- Complete, original game, Heavy Rain: Basic we get this with the original

- Heavy Rain Chronicles: Episode 1 – The Taxidermist DLC: Can be bought on the PSN

- Heavy Rain Original Videogame Score by award-winning film and television composer, Normand Corbeil (16 tracks): Who here actually listens to the gaming soundtracks? I've got one for Killzone 3 and Red Dead Redemption and I hardly ever listen to them

- New front-end menu and interface with built-in Move support: New menus. Do we really have to pretend menus are that great?!

- A series of 8 “Making of” Bonus Videos: Unless your planning on making games for a living then it's not that exciting, trust me you'll watch the first one, get bored and then play the game again

- Three Dynamic Themes (Heavy Rain, Heavy Rain ARI Forest, Heavy Rain ARI Mars): AGAIN on the PSN for you to buy

- 15 additional pieces of new concept art: Concept art again isn't that important (Note that I don't mean to the games designers but to us gamers), this seems more like padding out a dull director's cut if anything

- 2 bonus Trailers (Thank You Trailer, Love Trailer): Youtube. It's a video site, the people who buy the game will upload them onto it

Basically my problem with this is there really isn't that much people will need if you want to get Heavy Rain, it's been out for a while and a preowned copy will do just as great as the director's cut version.

Forum Posts: 17
Comment #39 by LazloKovaks
Monday, November 07, 2011 @ 04:26:19 AM
um this is a total waste of time UNLESS there is a totaly new TROPHY SET ! if there is then we have a great excuse to replay one of the greatest games of recent times ;o) would be great if someone had some info on this ... can we get a seperate plat ?

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Game Info
Quantic Dream


US February 23, 2010
Europe February 24, 2010

Resolution: 480p, 720p
Sound: Dolby 5.1
Players: 1
ESRB: Mature
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