Sony Seeks to Continue PSN Elegance with 'Rain'

Posted Tue Mar 26, 2013 at 07:30 AM PDT by
PSN 'Rain'

A new six minute video reveals the beginning of the game.

The Sony funded and developed 'Rain' was announced last year at Gamescom, but almost nothing of the game was shared. Now it seems is the time for the PSN title to take shape, both in story and with footage of the title's first stage.

From the PlayStation Blog, "The story of rain is the enchanting tale about a boy who chases after a girl with an invisible silhouette. After discovering that the girl is being hunted by ghostly creatures, he embarks on his own journey into the mysterious world of rain to save her and discovers he has also become invisible. Players will play as the boy, whose silhouette can only be seen in the rain. Using the unique ability to appear and disappear under cover players must learn to navigate through the unknown to advance. Just like in the real world, what can be seen isn’t everything and using imagination is the only way to reveal the truth."

The example gameplay which derives from the beginning tutorial section of the game relates a 3D environment with a fixed camera that moves as the player directs that rain silhouette of the boy from area to area. Rain silhouetted dogs pursue the boy, as the player directs from being visible in the heavy pour of rain to invisible under awnings and bridges, while text floats in the air narrating the story. Sound also plays a pivotal role in terms of the tempo for both the story and gameplay.

'Rain' is expected to be released on the PlayStation Network sometime this year.

Source: PlayStation.Blog

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