SCE Japan Studio announces Rain for PSN
posted on 08.14.12 at 02:20 PM EDT by (@salromano)
A story of an invisible world revealed by the rain.

One game developer made an unlikely appearance at Sony’s Gamescom press conference today: SCE Japan Studio. The Tokyo-based developer announced the production of Rain (working title), a unique new three-dimension art adventure platformer for PlayStation Network.

The trailer describes the game like so: “A boy awakes to see a girl’s silhouette in the rain. He finds himself lost in a mysterious world. Until he too becomes invisible. The boy’s figure can only be seen in the rain. A story of an invisible world revealed by the rain.” Watch the trailer for yourself below.

  • Locksus

    This looks quite amazing. Have to follow this one :)

  • bebestorm117

    Now this sounds really interesting!

  • Hinano

    This looked like the best out of what they showed.

  • DarthBrian

    Really looks great and atmospheric. Looking forward to playing it. ^_^

  • http://chaosraiden.blogspot.com/ Chaos Raiden

    Looks very interesting and unique.

  • http://www.facebook.com/JaeWhy SasuleUchiha

    I love the music in the trailer.

    • http://www.di.fm Spicy Chicken

      Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue is a lovely piece of music indeed! ^_^

      Very interesting trailer, I look forward to seeing where Japan Studio takes this. Reminds me a little bit of the atmosphere from the ‘Rule of Rose’, not quite as melancholy as that though. I wonder if this will also be a 2013 release? So many great games coming out next year! O_O

      • L_kira

        Is this really Rhapsody in Blue? Which part of the piece is that?

      • Zuhri69

        I thought its Claire de Lune? Maybe I was mistaken…

  • Charlie

    Gorgeous! This is the stuff I expect to see from Sony, immersive, emotional games that are treated as respectable art forms!

  • GameMasterGG

    What I said about puppeteer… In Japan Studio we trust!

  • http://Flickr.com/mdemolish mdemolish

    the best idea gameplay Ever 

    Cant Wait see More 

  • transgojobot

    Hooray for new IP! Hope it turns out to be as fun as ‘Ico’ was. 

  • Anime10121

    Why has this studio been reduced to only PSN games this gen?  This looks and sounds AMAZING!!! I miss when Sony Japan cranked out hit after hit (Ape Escape, Ico, Shadow of Collossus, Rogue Galaxy, etc), now it seems like they either have a reduced budget to only release handheld titles (Patapon, Loco Roco, Gravity Rush), or PSN titles (Echocrome, Rain) not to say its necessarily “bad”, because they are all generally VERY good games, I’d just like to see them do full console releases more often.