Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has announced the arrival of both Heavy Rain™ and Beyond™: Two Souls for PlayStation®4, to be released digitally and physically at a yet-unnanounced date. The news came from PlayStation’s own PlayStation®Blog, where Quantic Dream announced the arrival of these PlayStation®3 titles to current gen platforms. The release will however be limited to European countries and the PAL region in general.
Quantic Dreams’ twin interactive dramas return to screens
“Hi everyone. We’re really excited to finally reveal that two classic Quantic Dream games are coming to PlayStation 4 only for Europe and the PAL region – we’re bringing both Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls to a PS4 near you soon. Both titles will be available as individual digital releases, with a two-game bundle also available both digitally and physically.
For many players Heavy Rainwas a defining moment in their gaming history, and for us it was definitely a milestone of the PS3 generation. The BAFTA and AIAS winning game helped establish what we like to call ‘interactive drama’ back in 2010, and loads of you have told us over the years how much the game’s story of a father who would do anything for his son moved you.
We’re really proud of Heavy Rain and we can’t wait for you to either play it again or experience it for the very first time.
Later in the life of the PS3 came its spiritual sequel, Beyond: Two Souls. We loved the epic journey of Jodie Holmes, featuring an incredible performance from Ellen Page complemented by the wonderful talent of Willem Dafoe.
Jodie’s story is a tumultuous one, and one we know touched many of you at the time. On PS4 you will have the opportunity to experience that story played in chronological order, watching Jodie grow from a curious young girl to a powerful woman. We’re hoping you’ll get a kick out of this much-requested mode.
We can’t wait to show you what they look like now… We’ll share more details on exactly when and how you can get your hands on these classic games soon!”
Press-Start will keep you posted as Quantic Dream reveals more details on these upcoming titles.
Quantic Dream has provided an update regarding some of the wording in the initial blog post. The game will not be limited to a European release, and will make its way in an undecided form to North America later on. An Australian release has not been mentioned as of yet.
“Exact details digital/BDR will emerge later, but both titles will make it to North America as well, in one form or another!”