Sony shows off PS Move Heavy Rain screens, promises 2010 release

We finally know what Heavy Rain will look like when the PlayStation Move update comes, and we also know it will arrive before Christmas.

Every single controller graphic in the epic PS3 game has been modified to support the new Move motion control system. So instead of an icon designating how to move the analog stick, it now displays how to shake the Move controller, otherwise known as the PS3's version of the Wii Remote.

Above: Perhaps the new Move version of Heavy Rain looks more confusing, but it should provide a more captivating experience

Move's secondary controller, known as the navigation controller, is not required, but if you don't use it you'll need to have the motion controller in one hand and a DualShock 3 controller in the other. There's no way that would be anything but clunky. Still, we think this is a very intriguing use of the Move controller...especially when it comes to the parts of the game where you have to virtually strip.

Above: Intense moments in the game are sure to result in erratic movements. Be sure to not smack people in real life

Sony also confirmed in a blog post that the Heavy Rain Move Edition download will be free, though you of course still need the $60 original game to play it. The same post confirmed the update will go up on the PlayStation Store by the end of the year.

Above: You won't find a Wii game that uses motion controls to this extent

Source: PlayStation Blog Europe 

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  • Clovin64 - August 9, 2010 2:19 a.m.

    Heavy Rain actually seems like a game well suited to motion control, and I'm one of those people that usually considers motion control to be a pointless gimick. Heavy Rain had some really interesting uses for the PS3's sixaxis feature and so far it is the only PS3 game that I've played that makes good use of it.
  • Ultimadrago - August 8, 2010 6:48 p.m.

    JAAAAYYYYSSSOOOONNN!!! JAYYYSOONNNN!! = Winner *Pushing multitudes to the side with motion controls* = Stupid
  • speno93 - August 7, 2010 4:17 a.m.

  • RebornKusabi - August 7, 2010 4:05 a.m.

    As much as I loved Heavy Rain, even with all of it's problems, I honestly have no desire to play it again with bullshit motion controls...
  • Axcleblade - August 7, 2010 3:58 a.m.

    This is really the only reason I have to buy Move. I'm more interested in how the Lizard chapter works with this.
  • dphoenix192 - August 7, 2010 1:29 a.m.

    Wait, when did you get to play basketball as Ethan? Damn must have skipped that part, well maybe move is a good reason to play it again.
  • Jordo141 - August 7, 2010 1:06 a.m.

    This my be the only reason I'd buy Move... And I've beat the game several times
  • ColonelKc - August 7, 2010 12:55 a.m.

    Im actually excited for a.....Motion controller? What is happening!!

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