PSN-exclusive Rain detailed in six minutes of gameplay footage

Video of downloadable title due in 2013 shows player navigating the environment and avoiding monsters.

PlayStation Network-exclusive Rain has been shown off in six minutes of new gameplay footage.

The game, which is being developed by Tokyo Jungle developer PlayStation C.A.M.P!, was first shown off at Gamescom last year.

In Rain, players take the role of a lost boy who is chasing after a girl with an invisible silhouette. The game features a mix of puzzle and stealth elements, as players must avoid the ghostly apparitions while pursuing the girl. The boy can only be seen when standing in rain, and various visual and audio cues are in place to help the occasionally invisible protagonist navigate through the game's environment.

The new footage takes place in the first chapter of the game, which is titled "The Children and the Night." The demo shows off some of the game's climbing and movement, and highlights how the frequent use of onscreen text guides players through the game while narrating its story. The player is also shown running away and hiding from a pair of doglike monsters.

Key themes in the game, according to Sony, are uncertainty, fear, and solitude.

Rain is due for release on PlayStation Network in 2013.

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Double_Wide
Double_Wide

Looks interesting...too bad its longevity is hindered before its release.

oldschoolvandal
oldschoolvandal

Somehow it reminded me of Limbo.

If it is just as good, it's gonna be awsome.

Ibra8
Ibra8

reminds me of rule of rose

petsodon
petsodon

Please release it for PS Vita also

tightwad34
tightwad34

6 minutes of rain. Pffffttt. Where I live that's not even considerable.

soulless4now
soulless4now

Looks pretty good. I hope they release a demo for it. 

hadlee73
hadlee73

It won't be a very good game for people with weak bladders lol

blackace
blackace

Looks good. This was one of the games I was looking forward to, but had forgot about it. Glad it will be coming out soon. The rain doesn't bother me at all. I'm a bit surprised there's not a lot of thunder, lightning and wind. Maybe that stuff happens later on in the game. Will definitely check this out.

godonholiday
godonholiday

man the sound of that rain was to much after 5 sec...

game looks good, but the rain...

Jyakotu
Jyakotu

I love rain, so I think I will give this a try.

TrueGB
TrueGB

I've played a game like this once where you guide an invisible character that occasionally appears. It didn't work very well.

SimonSiThornton
SimonSiThornton

Does anyone else dislike the footstep noises? Sounds like he has shoes on but the footprints are barefoot. 

hobotech64
hobotech64

Looks wonderful, it's the type of game that would win an indie award.

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

Looks pretty damn sweet, better than I thought actually.. I like these artistic games, they make a nice change from the usual humdrum.

Great music choice to start it off as well, it's looking good :)

Myst17
Myst17

Looking good. I think I'll get this game. It's just my cup of tea.

Bregzeinkul
Bregzeinkul

I originally thought it's a horror game without bashing monsters in the face.

But it seems more like those mysterious sit back relax and contemplate indie games.

Looks interesting nevertheless.

btw, I bet this will be overshadowed by heavy rain on search engine :P

FAIL_TR0LL
FAIL_TR0LL

Mediocre article, above average comments. Thanks for the laughs, everyone (well, mostly Queuing). 

naryanrobinson
naryanrobinson

queuing_for_PS4 has shown up here as well.

remember to flag as spam until he learns to behave.

Skrilla_XS
Skrilla_XS

I know Sony had some good mainstream exclusives but even the PSN exclusives are looking great. First Journey now this. Loving it.

rktPYZQShWz
rktPYZQShWz

I wish I had a Playstation 3, the exclusives are always so much more interesting.

Coldpain
Coldpain

Debussy...I'm in love already.

Gallowhand
Gallowhand

I do like the creative design of this game, and I'm not talking simply in terms of graphics, but the gameplay and atmosphere.

Gamer_4_Fun
Gamer_4_Fun

As a PS3 owner, I am spoiled by these amazing games D:

Prats1993
Prats1993

@FAIL_TR0LL Look at your username fuckhead

mr_azim
mr_azim

@Gamer_4_Fun this looks idiotic, can hardly see your character.  yes, that's the point but its a failed point.

FAIL_TR0LL
FAIL_TR0LL

@queuing_for_PS4 @FAIL_TR0LL 

You assume I'm going to get the Next Xbox (built-in Kinect is not a deal breaker, by the way...I don't wear tin foil hats). I'm going to make the choice that best suits me after seeing what everyone is bringing to the table.

Prats1993
Prats1993

@queuing_for_PS4 @Skrilla_XS XBLA is the only good thing the Xbox360 has to offer. With Spelunky coming to ps3 and Fez going multiplat, Its probably safe to say that Ps3 won this generation. Although id like to see Geometry Wars 2 and Shadow Complex come to ps3

Germandude2
Germandude2

@mr_azim @Gamer_4_Fun If you seriously can't see the character in the video than you have the worst eyesight ever. I had literally no problem seeing him.

naryanrobinson
naryanrobinson

@Prats1993 It's "your", maybe you didn't know that either.

The year the Prat was born is amusing though.  Thanks for that.

Prats1993
Prats1993

@naryanrobinson @Prats1993 Sorry i thought it was Prats1993 and not Prat but maybe ur the Illiterate fuck who finds humor in using a communist star as a profile pic.

FAIL_TR0LL
FAIL_TR0LL

@queuing_for_PS4 @FAIL_TR0LL 

That second paragraph is absolute ludicrous, but I agree with the rest. Sony has done an excellent job supporting the PS3...it's not even showing any signs of slowing down as the PS4 approaches. Gotta support the companies that make the games you want to play.

You rated the Gears of War trilogy quite high, so there must have been a time in your life when your Sony fervor (and hatred of EVERYTHING else) didn't burn so bright. Where is that Queuing? Can I meet him?

naryanrobinson
naryanrobinson

@queuing_for_PS4 You'll spout your crap everywhere you go regardless.  Your bull shit supply is limitless.

You've been wrong about everything so far and you're wrong about this.  Just watch and see, you literally won't be able to shut your little mouth for a day.


naryanrobinson
naryanrobinson

@queuing_for_PS4 Yeah except it's just you sucking up, and boy do you suck that thing hard.

In doing so you're making everyone disgusted in the knowledge of how pathetic a Sony fanboy can become.

naryanrobinson
naryanrobinson

@queuing_for_PS4 You're just making yourself look more pathetic with every word.

You're just too immature to realise how much you're embarrassing yourself again.

naryanrobinson
naryanrobinson

@queuing_for_PS4 Because you're a filthy rotten disease, your existence is a cancer of the mind.

You try with every word to stir up the hate and contention between people we've come so far and worked so hard to eradicate.

You're the worst aspects of humanity rolled into one pitiful ball of loathsome, putrid immorality.