Hiya Billy! I’ve got some balloons for ya, all the colors of the rainbow. Oh they float … and when you’re down here, YOU’LL FLOAT TOO!

That will mean nothing to you if you’ve not watched Stephen King’s IT, but it doesn’t matter. What does matter is that some Heavy Rain screens have hit and they are jam-packed with terrifying clown action. These new images are a bit of a departure from the usual assets we get for Quantic Dream’s new game, given that they’re quite bright and colorful and happy. Of course, they couldn’t let us be too happy, which is why Pogo the Clown of Blood-Red Souls is here to horrify us. 

Seriously, I have a feeling that this game — centered around a serial killer — is going to be creepy enough as it is. Did we really need this Satanic thrall to come and ruin our day? Apparently we did. Now I’m going to have frightmares. 

Man, I cannot wait for this game. 

Jim Sterling