Rain release date announced, PS3’s artsy adventure due this fall

Sony has announced that Rain, the upcoming action-adventure title from SCE Studio Japan, will be released in the U.S. on October 1 and in Europe on October 2.

The PlayStation 3-exclusive will set you back $14.99/€12.99.

Pre-orders for Rain are now available and will net you goodies such as a music montage, which includes the game’s soundtrack and sound effects, an avatar pack featuring Rain’s main characters and a dynamic theme.

Rain sees gamers plonked in the shoes of a young boy who finds himself turned invisible while pursuing a mysterious girl. Teaming up with his also-invisible companion, our hero must navigate the mysterious ‘Rain World’ while avoiding menacing creatures while using the elements to distract foes.

Rain was announced at Gamescom 2012 and was originally pencilled in for a late 2012 launch. The game will be available to purchase for PS3 via the PlayStation Network as a download-only title.