According to Joystiq, the studio acquired the license in May 2006, shortly after a casting trailer for the game was shown at E3.
Developed by Quantic Dream, Heavy Rain has been heralded as "interactive fiction". Its storyline follows four characters as the track a serial murderer known as the Origami Killer.
The game features a unique control scheme, using a trigger button for movement and the analogue stick to control the position of the character's head. Set pieces are carried out through "context sensitive" actions or quick time events. Players can also access their characters' thoughts at the push of a button.
Published by Sony, Heavy Rain is available for PS3 now.