Quantic Dream has announced it will support its upcoming PS3 exclusive Heavy Rain with "some very interesting downloadable content". The DLC will be titled, The Heavy Rain Chronicles.
The chronicles are a series of additional, fully-playable scenes, where you’ll learn more about the backstory of some of the characters in Heavy Rain. The first episode will centre on journalist Madison Paige in a scene first shown at E3 and Games Convention in 2008.
Heavy Rain: Chronicle One – The Taxidermist sees Madison investigating a suspicious and reclusive taxidermist, and finding herself unexpectedly in grave danger. The episode is described as an expansion and update of the original Taxidermist demo.
Chronicles One and Two will be available for download from the PlayStation Store after the launch of Heavy Rain early next year. If you want the content earlier, then you'll need to purchase the newly announced Heavy Rain: Collector's Edition.
The Collector’s Edition is packaged in a special rain-effect slipcase and in addition to the Heavy Rain game disc also includes a voucher to download the following from PSN:
- Heavy Rain: Chronicle 1 – The Taxidermist – Experience Madison’s dangerous investigation in full, before it’s available on the PlayStation Store
- The Heavy Rain Official Soundtrack – Recorded at the legendary Abbey Road studios, and filled with the powerful orchestral themes that form a key part of the experience of playing Heavy Rain
- Dynamic XMB theme – Lend a little Heavy Rain ambience to your XMB
The one thing Sony and Quantic Dream didn't announce today is a release date, but hopefully that won't be too far off.