It’s disappeared already, but over the weekend, a remastered edition of Fahrenheit (known in North America as Indigo Prophecy, known everywhere as “the pre-cursor to Heavy Rain“) popped up on digital retailer Amazon. Making the announcement more intriguing: A friendly-looking penguin on the box.
The new release, titled Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered, was listed as a ~$10 downloadable title for Windows PC, Mac and Linux, with the additional ports seemingly handled by the experts at Aspyr. Even more exciting than the new platform was the release date: January 29th – that’s this Thursday!
As promised, it will be a game that NOBODY saw coming. Over 1000 guesses across the net, and nobody has come close.
Darth is right, we did this one for love. We hope you like it, but we are cool if you dont
While the page has since been removed, sleuthy gamers have noted the remastered version includes a “fully orchestrated” soundtrack, full controller support and remastered visuals, which can be turned on or off depending on how nostalgic you’re feeling.
For North American gamers, there’s an added bonus – Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered promises to be the European, uncut version of the game, so it contains the sex scene that was cut from the original US release. (Developer Quantic Dream decided to remove the problematic scene after receiving an initial Adults Only rating from the ESRB in 2005.)
First released back in 2005, Fahrenheit is an interactive action-adventure game set in New York City, where your job is to identify a serial killer as soon as possible (yes, this does sound like Heavy Rain). The game was labelled an “interactive film” on debut, packed with mo-cap animation and other cinematic effects including branching storylines.
Even if this one doesn’t hit on January 29th as promised, Fahrenheit/Indigo Prophecy would be a great game to bring back – especially with Quantic Dream working on a new title for PS4, due in the next year or two.