Los Angeles, California – New IPs have become somewhat of a rarity at this year’s E3. However, Sony looks to add to the small pile of new IPs with their latest addition from Quantic Dream, the developers of Heavy Rain. “Beyond will be unlike anything you’ve played. Emotion, mature, unique. But epic and exciting.” says Quantic Dream.
Beyond will follow the life of Jodey Holmes, a girl who holds supernatural powers as she flees from SWAT authorities. Ellen Page was also confirmed to be the actor playing Jodey. During the demonstration, we looked on as a small town cop seeks to help Jodey by asking her questions as to why she was laying on the street.
The cop questions her, “Do you hear me? Do you understand me? Can you speak english?” She stays quiet. “I found you on the side of the road in the middle of nowhere. Was it an accident? Did someone try to hurt you?” Jodey stares blankly. “Look, I want to help you. But you gotta give me something. Anything?” However, she refuses to answer. She seems distraught, scared, hesitant.
The trailer eventually changes things up when the cop leaves the room to check missing persons records. He’s confronted by a group of SWAT members. “Where is she?!” one yells. The suspense of the trailer continued to build up as the SWAT team is preparing to breach the door to which the girl was sitting by. However, just as they open it, the scene ends and breaks into a trailer.
Quantic Dreams ends the conference with, “And maybe if you make the right decisions, you may discover what lies beyond.” Beyond, quite possibly, will give players decisions throughout its narrative in a Heavy Rain fashion. The game looks pretty good as well. Check out the first scene of the game above.