After being teased after Sony’s E3 2015 presentation, we now have official release dates for Beyond: Two Souls and Heavy Rain on PS4. Beyond: Two Souls will hit next week, on November 24th, with Heavy Rain coming on March 1st, 2016. The most shocking of these announcements is the one about Beyond: Two Souls, which we knew was coming, but not this soon.
Beyond: Two Souls features “Jodie Holmes (played, excellently, by Ellen Page), a young woman who possesses supernatural powers through her psychic link to an invisible entity. Holmes’ journey is intertwined with the complex Dr. Dawkins (brought to life by the inimitable Willem Dafoe).” The gameplay won’t be altered in the transition to the PS4, but many other aspects of the experience will be.
Beyond: Two Souls on PS4 will feature: “Enhanced 1080p graphics including motion blur, bloom and depth of field effects, as well as improved lighting and shadows. The game also makes use of the DualShock 4 speaker to improve immersion when playing as the Entity. Decisions are highlighted at the end of each scene and compared with those made by other players. Once you have completed Beyond: Two Souls, you will be able to replay the game in chronological order — a much requested feature in the PS3 version! Increased difficulty in certain fight scene, combined with improved controls for action sequences. Includes the “Enhanced Experiments” DLC.”
Not much more info was given for Heavy Rain aside from the release date, but attendees to Sony’s PlayStation Experience convention will be able to get hands-on time with both games. Also, those who purchased the games digitally on PS3 will be getting a discount to perform the upgrade.