Beyond: Two Souls PS4 release date announced, Heavy Rain coming early 2016

Sony has announced that the PlayStation 4 version of Beyond: Two Souls will be released in Europe and North America via the PlayStation Store on November 24 and November 26, respectively. 

Developed by Quantic Dream, Beyond: Two Souls stars Hollywood heavyweights Ellen Page and Willem Dafoe, and takes gamers on journey of discovery through the life of Jodie Holmes (Page), who attempts to uncover the mysteries behind her supernatural powers. Along the way, she comes into contact with Dr. Dawkins (Dafoe), as the pair unravel the psychic link between Holmes and the unknown entity called Aiden.

Naturally, Beyond has benefited from the increased technical prowess of Sony’s current-generation console. As such, gamers can look forward to the following improvements to the game over its PS3 counterpart:

  • 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.

Beyond: Two Souls will set you back £24.99/€29.99 on PS4. The game will also be bundled with Heavy Rain for PS4 on March 2, 2016, although if you buy Beyond you will bag a discount for the standalone release of Heavy Rain, which launches digitally on March 1. 

Heavy Rain was originally released on the PS3 in February 2010, and takes gamers on a murder mystery as they investigate the Origami Killer, switching between multiple characters including an everyday father, a private investigator, and an FBI agent. No word yet on what features the PS4 version will bring to the table, although you can pretty much guarantee that it’ll get a lovely 1080p paintjob at the very least. 

Stay tuned to PSU for more details.