Rain developers reveal release date, talk music

Through a post on the official PlayStation blog, Sony announced that rain, a joint effort from Sony’s JAPAN Studio and Acquire, would be coming out on October 1, 2013 for $14.99 in North America on PSN. In case you’ve never heard of this game, even though we’ve covered this game before, rain tells the story of a young boy who finds a girl who’s seemingly invisible to the naked eye. The only way he could see the girl is when raindrops fall on her, creating a ghostly silhouette in the darkness. At some point, the boy also becomes invisible and finds himself with the girl, only to find out that they are being chased by ghastly creatures. As the boy, you are tasked with finding out a means to escape their current situation. Sound familiar, ICO fans?

One of the most striking things that I came away with when seeing rain for the first time in trailers was the fantastic rendition of Clair de Lune on piano, with a female singer accompanying the classic composition with lyrics. As it turns out, the folks at Sony JAPAN feel that music is an integral part of the rain experience and actually talked about their musical process in their latest development video. It was also revealed that Connie Talbot, a vocalist who debuted on the Britain’s Got Talent in 2007, will be the artist who will be singing some of the pieces in the game.

What do you think of rain so far? Any ICO fans out there interested in this game?

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