Trivia / Heavy Rain

  • Actor Allusion: Sam Douglas plays a brown-coat wearing detective here, as he did in the 2005 thriller Derailed.
  • Fake American: Practically all the main cast except for Scott is played by French or British actors. Inverted with Paco and Hassan, who are voiced by Americans. Zig-Zagged with Madison, who is voice acted by an American, but her visual appearance and motion capture is by a British actress.
  • Fan Nickname:
    • 'Not Jason'. ARI: detective spectacles = 'detectacles'!
    • 'Nahman Jayden' as a jab at Norman's thick Boston New York generic Northeastern accent.
    • Another nickname a few fans came up with was Nomnom Jayden.
    • Japanese fans have been known to transcribe Ethan as E3 (E-san).
  • The Other Darrin: Madison is voiced by a completely different voice actor in The Taxidermist.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • There were a number of scenes that would have elaborated onto some plot threads but were scrapped in the final game.
      • The biggest cuts were interactive sequences for Ethan Mars's blackouts, involving being flooded in water and haunted by Jason. At the end, it would have been revealed that Ethan and the Origami Killer grew some kind of psychic link when Ethan was knocked into a coma at the beginning of the game. While the blackouts were kept, these scenes were removed due to David Cage feeling that they were too supernatural for the tone of the story, and deciding that the Plot Hole caused by their removal was better than the explanation.
      • There was also going to be scenes explaining why Madison Paige suffers from insomnia. She was originally meant to have been a war correspondent during the War On Terror and had witnessed (and been nearly killed by) a terrorist bombing attack she was unable to prevent, leaving her with PTSD. This was implicitly replaced by the events shown in The Taxidermist downloadable episode. Other scenes at her workplace and home were planned, but dropped early. Early concept art also suggests her encounter with Dr. Baker originally had her abused by the doctor after being drugged. This was likely cut for being excessively dark.
    • Downloadable episodes, beyond the Taxidermist, were planned out. Including one showing how Norman Jayden received the scar on his cheek. Unfortunately, the plans were abandoned when Sony asked Quantic Dream to add Playstation Move support for the game.
    • Speaking of said scar, Jayden's actor, Leon Ockenden, explains here at 1:50 that his "psycho ex bitch of a girlfriend" gave him that scratch, and the game developers kept it in for the character.
    • The game was originally planned to be on the Xbox 360, with a possible release for PC as well, but Microsoft refused the game fearing that it would cause a scandal due to its themes. Sony offered Quantic Dream an exclusivity deal, and the studio has since committed its games to Sony platforms only.
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