An Invisible Little Boy Finds Himself In Sony's Stunning Rain

The hero of Sony Japan Studio's upcoming adventurer platformer is a little boy seeking a little girl in a dreary world defined by water falling from the sky. It's a fortunate setting — Rain's protagonist is completely invisible.

The trailer, accompanyed by melancholy piano music, highlights Rain's unique liquid-based gameplay mechanic. As is the world, so is our hero defined by the water falling from the sky. He's only seen in footsteps rippling in puddles, or in the rivulets of water running down his body during a heavy deluge.

Step underneath an awning in Rain's monochrome world and you disappear.

The people and animals of this world fade in and out of existence at the whim of weather systems. What a beautiful idea for a game.


    I agree, it's a really interesting mechanic for a game - the trailer reminds me a little of Limbo and Ico. With a little Heavy Rain atmosphere.

    Fantastic :)

    Very nice, any details whether or not it will be a downloadable game or a retail release?

    i approve of Claire De Lune as the music for it

    Yet more fantastic exclusives from Sony at Gamescom. It really seems like they're thinking aoutside of the box when it comes to design these days

    Looks very interesting!

    Great idea; poor execution. Why is he suddenly visible and invisible; the water should run down his body.
    Why are there no foot-shaped depressions in the puddles?

    Oh man I bet Debussy would have whole hearted enjoyed this game when he took time out from hooking up with multitudes of hot ass chicks

    It will be interesting to see how this one goes. Especially with a mechanic that means you can't even see what you're doing half the time.

    Loving the innovation! Props to those who continue to try new ideas! hope this turns out to be a great game!

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