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Sony's Japan Studio is responsible for some of the most impressive and engaging games on the PlayStation Network. Most notably, the studio has produced the PlayStation 3's quirky and addictive Tokyo Jungle and the Vita's visually enchanting Gravity Rush.
Its next ambitious title is Rain, developed with PlayStation C.A.M.P. (Creator Audition Mash-up Project) and Acquire (Shinobido, Tenchu). We previewed the title at this years Game Developer Conference, and this latest trailer gives us a better idea of the story and how the concept of the invisible boy and girl are woven into the gameplay.
In some ways, what's shown suggests how Ico might play out if the player had been separated from Yorda instead of tasked with protecting her. The idea of the cascading water giving form to the boy and girl is visually stimulating, while opening up opportunities for creative stealth and puzzle scenarios.
Rain is due out later this year on the PlayStation Network.
[Source: PlayStation Blog]
I'm really loving that this is basically a second chance for Lost in Shadow, and that it utilizes water as well.
Love it! Sony bringing something else fresh and thought provoking.
This is such a beautiful concept and I think me and my girlfriend could get into this. Keep it up Sony Japan.
This looks awesome.
I remember seeing the first trailer for this here on GI and I've wanted the game ever since. Even if the gameplay turned out not so great, I'd buy it just to marvel at the art style. It's a beautiful looking game.
Sony's support of creative I.P.s is enough reason for me to pick up a PS4 for the next generation. Looking forward to seeing what they come up with for the next few years.
this has been on my radar for awhile,can't wait to finally play it!
The story's going to make my face rain too, won't it?
Sure looks good and next time actually have the trailer included with the story. Thanks.
Even though this is not from Team ICO, this definitely gives off a "Ico of the PS3" vibe. Great going, Acquire! This looks like a HUGE step up from the... uh... Way of the Samurai games?
Looks really great though. Intriguing and has some emotional core. Along with some great exploration and adventure-y gameplay. The environment looks like it could get repetitive though, but here's hoping it has some unique looking parts of this mysterious city. We really need a Team Ico-type game on the PS3 - the Ico Collection doesn't count, and Last Guardian is M.I.A. and that's unfortunate. I'm glad this isn't 2D too - it looked like a "2.5D game" in previous screenshots.
Between this and Puppeteer, the PS3 is going to have quite the interesting, quirky holiday later this year :) I'm glad. Quirky games are the memorable ones; whereas the mainstream shooters and action games just all blur together and suck.
The actual trailer would be nice.