Wed, Sep 10, 2008 | 20:35 BST
Heavy Rain: If the main girl dies, you can keep playing the “big story”
We thought we imagined this at the time, but Quantic Dream’s David Cage did definitely confirm at Games Convention that if you get the main character killed, you carry on playing the game’s central plot.
The protagonist is the girl showed in the SCEE press conference at the show (pictured), a journalist investigating some disappearances.
“I can’t really tell you too much about what the story’s about or how it’s going to work with the characters, all I can tell you that your character – the main character – can die, and the story will continue,” said Cage in a back-room demo the day after the conference.
“You can continue to play, without this character, of course.”
Cage was asked if this meant the player would move into a side-story if the leading character died.
“No, no,” he said. “It’s one big story.”
The thriller was the star of Games Convention, showing what looked to be a vaguely adult product. Fancy.