A New Life is the best ending of Madison Paige and Ethan Mars. It is ultimately the best ending out of all the endings in Heavy Rain because it symbolizes the main character able to live under the best terms.
Ethan, Madison and Shaun tour an apartment, which Ethan says "a friend of a friend" made available for them. Shaun quickly decides on the most suitable place for his room. Ethan mentions that if the house is good, it's theirs, to which Madison replies that it's perfect. Madison tells Ethan that they have earned their peace after everything they've done and after some time, everything will end up as a dream; it is implied that they have married. Shaun then teases them both by running in between them, leading Ethan to playfully chase him around the apartment. Madison is left watching the pair play, laughing.
- Ethan survives.
- Madison survives.
- Shaun is rescued.
- Ethan kisses Madison, forgives her, and evades arrest.
- It doesn't matter if anything happens to Scott and Jayden in this case.
- This ending can be considered as a happy-end of the whole story. You can also get Norman's Case Closed ending at the same playthrough which can be considered (if you never took a tripto deliberately) as his happy-end too.
- The apartment is actually a bare version of the one from Indigo Prophecy/Fahrenheit, and it is heavily implied that the "friend of a friend" is Lucas Kane.
- Ethan has the part of his finger that was cut/shot off is reattached, implying that Ethan had it reattached.