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The City is an otherwise unnamed city in which Heavy Rain takes place. In addition to being the setting, it is the home of almost all the characters who appear in the game.

Location? Edit

This is actually a really complicated question. Maybe more complicated then it has to be. There is no concrete answer to this.

The game takes place over the course of several days in October 2011. The City that the game takes place in is never named, but signs on the highway in the chapter "Crime Scene" indicate that it is somewhere near New York. David Cage of Quantic Dream mentioned that the City is modeled after Philadelphia. It should also be noted that on Jackson "Mad Jack" Neville's identification card as seen in "Jayden Blues," it says he lives in Southern Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Also, the letter that was sent to Lauren Winter's husband Allan before their son disappeared is addressed to Springfield, Pennsylvania. There is also a map of Philadelphia in Scott Shelby's office. Finally, the City is referred to being on "the east coast."

Despite these clues, a cut scene at the beginning of "The Old Warehouse" (if Ethan arrives) shows a flashback to the scene from "The Mall" in which Scott witnessed Jason's death; the phone number for a store in the background of this scene has the area code "218", which is assigned to northern Minnesota. (Philadelphia's area code is "215".)

Characters Edit

Characters who die throughout the course of the game will have a † next to their names.

Characters whose fates are determined by players' actions will have a ^ next to their names.

Characters who have just arrived in the City will have a º next to their names.

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