‘Heavy Rain’ Film Rights Locked Up Since 2006

Should Sony’s story-driven game Heavy Rain sell well enough to warrant it, there s a Warner Bros. owned studio ready to adapt it into a feature film. As reported in 1up, the rights to the Quantic Dream developed PlayStation 3 title was snatched up by New Line Productions shortly after it was announced in 2006. The rights were renewed by the studio in 2007. New Line was then absorbed by Warner Bros. in 2008. One thing all of this could mean for the Sony IP, if the Heavy Rain film pans out, it could have front-end company credits more drawn out than some of its quick-action button-press sequences. Read more at 1up.

TGS 2010 Details Released

Tokyo Game Show organizer Computer Entertainment Suppliers Association has announced dates and details for this year’s show. As reported by game blog Andriasang, the organizers are keeping the length and venue the same as years prior, with the show scheduled to take place Sept. 16-19 at Makuhari Messe outside of Tokyo. CESA has planned new programs designed to boost the number of exhibitors and guests, responding to last year’s dip in attendance. The show will have new areas to exhibit products such as the Family Corner, which expands on TGS’ traditional Kid’s Corner to allow more products, and a new Audio Visual & Gadget area set up for game peripheral hardware and devices including 3D TV. Exhibitors are also being allowed to sell their products on site for the first time. Andriasang says CESA is aiming to boost international attendance with the Asia Games Business Summit, a new event taking place concurrently with TGS and inviting key players from the game industry to participate. Read more at Andriasang.