SCEA Product Marketing Manager Jefferson Dong has announced details on The Heavy Rain Chronicles today, and mentioned that those who pre-order Heavy Rain for PS3 from select retailers will also get the first episode of The Heavy Rain Chronicles!
To quote: I have some great news for those of you anxiously awaiting the release of Heavy Rain. Get ready to place your pre-orders for this PS3 exclusive title because we've got something special for you.
When you pre-order your copy of Heavy Rain at participating retailers, you will receive the first episode of The Heavy Rain Chronicles (valued at $4.99 each episode) titled, "Heavy Rain: Chronicle One - The Taxidermist," which will be available (only to those who pre-order) when Heavy Rain hits store shelves. The Heavy Rain pre-order program begins TODAY!
What exactly are The Heavy Rain Chronicles? Each Chronicle will offer unique, stand-alone, playable short stories featuring one of Heavy Rain's main characters, and a storyline taking place either before or after Heavy Rain's original narrative. Similar to Heavy Rain, each episode will offer a unique journey and different outcomes based on the players' decisions and actions.
Heavy Rain: Chronicle One - The Taxidermist will feature investigative journalist Madison Paige in one of her first cases tracking down a serial killer. Most of you are familiar with this episode as it is an expansion and update to the original "Taxidermist" demo that received such positive response when shown last year.
US and Canadian residents can place your pre-orders today at these retailers participating in the special pre-order offer:
GameStop (online and in-store)
For those who don't pre-order Heavy Rain, the first two episodes of Heavy Rain Chronicles will be available for purchase and download through the PlayStation Store after the release of Heavy Rain - the exact dates will be announced at a later date.
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