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Heavy Rain Chronicles not delayed in UK or Europe, confirms SCEE

Friday, 19th February 2010 11:56 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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SCEE’s just confirmed to VG247 that the first chapter of the Heavy Rain Chronicles isn’t delayed for the UK or Europe.

The firm’s comments come after website JPS claimed the game’s first DLC episode had been delayed until a week after release on March 4 for anyone who pre-ordered the main game’s special edition from HMV, or just pre-ordered the title in the US.

However, Sony insists that’s not the case. At least not in the PAL regions anyways.

“Anyone who has pre-ordered, or buys the special edition from HMV, will be able to download it from day one as promised,” a Sony rep told us.

“Other European territories gave the first Chronicle away via other means, and they will also get it day one.”

For anyone who hasn’t pre-ordered or won’t be getting the special edition, a date for the public PSN release of Chronicles’ initial episode is yet to be decided.

The first Chronicle, which is the same level shown at the game’s formal reveal at Games Convention nearly two years ago in Leipzig, revolves around co-main character Madison Paige.

There will be more chapters after release, with Norman Jayden, Scott Shelby and even the Origami Killer to get their own Chronicles, according to Quantic Dream boss David Cage.

Heavy Rain releases on Tuesday in the US and next Friday in the UK for PS3. A demo is out now on the PlayStation Store.

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9 Comments

  1. mington

    so does it come with a code, or is the code emailed to you?

    i would preorder it, then cancel it, but i can’t be bothered to make an account

    http://hmv.com/hmvweb/displayProductDetails.do?ctx=280;-1;-1;-1;-1&sku=308607

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Johnny Cullen

    No. When you buy the special edition next week at HMV, you get the code with it.

    As in it’s already in the box for you when you get home.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. mescalineeyes

    “There will be more chapters after release, with Norman Jayden, Scott Shelby and even the Origami Killer”

    :D :D :D :D :D :D I am not gonna say why this is funny, but it is.

    also, I am kinda excited for this, as this particular part of Heavy Rain is fucking AWESOME. This episode has so many outcomes, it’s not even funny. Also, barely any voice acting, and when there is any, it’s Madison talking who I found generally enjoyable.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. mington

    i’m such a pikey :P

    #4 5 years ago
  5. mington

    possible SPOILER

    @3 so you mean the origami killer is either Norman or Scott

    damn my super sleuth senses

    just tell me i’m wrong, and this can all go away

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Edward Cullen

    @5 i really hope your wrong man.

    @3 i heard they have broken the street date if i’m not mistaken, in US and Japan are you one of those lucky bastards? :p

    #6 5 years ago
  7. mescalineeyes

    No Edward, I am one of those assholes who blogs for a super unknown website and happens to be on sony’s promo list. really, nothing to be proud of, but works out well for me.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Edward Cullen

    Oh. that means.. OH SH–!!

    /sulks

    EDIT: ^^this is too vague i think. was referring to the spoiler.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    I live in the US, pre-ordered my copy from Gamestop originally told I’d have access to this a week BEFORE release. Now hearing a PRE-ORDER INCENTIVE has been DELAYED, AFTER PRE-ORDERING the game FOR THE INCENTIVE, is pretty disapointing.

    Obviously the game will be phenomonal (judging from the demo), but damn. I wanna play NOW!

    #9 5 years ago

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