Atlus USA today revealed the North American release of Catherine, a videogame from the creators of the incredible Persona series.
Vincent likes his girlfriend. Katherine’s pretty, smart, and successful. Trouble is, she’s starting to talk about long-term commitment, something Vincent’s spent his entire life avoiding. Since romantic complications are the last thing he wants to deal with, Vincent meets his friends for their regular night of drinks. Little does he know that he’s about to be blindsided by a beautiful, seductive, irresistible freight train named Catherine. Suddenly, he’s hung over in bed next to the most beautiful woman he’s ever seen, unsure about the previous night’s events. Was it just making out, he wonders, or did something more serious happen between them? Should he tell Katherine? Will he ever see Catherine again? Vincent’s about to find that a stumble on the staircase of love can turn into a horrific, fatal plummet…
Man, I’m so sick of videogames with this story! Doesn’t it seem like every single one coming out features fears of infidelity, seduction and commitment? Might as well stick a space marine in there as the main character…
You’ll play through Vincent’s bizarre dreams, which swarm with his guilt and mixed feelings about what he’s doing, facing monsters and obstacles along the way. The visual style is appropriately bizarre, dreamy and cell-shaded, and throughout the game there will be “heavy moral decisions” which change the course of the story.
Catherine will hit PS3 and Xbox 360 this summer with two very different box arts which are some of the greatest you’ve seen. Check them out.
Let’s count it off- great art style, a fresh story, puzzle-based gameplay, a soundtrack by Shoji Meguro and co-op and competitive multiplayer, both local and online? Yeah, this is one to watch out for. Thanks to Atlus for continuing to take chances on games like this, Demon’s Souls, 3D Dot Game Heros and Rock of Ages.
Enjoy the below trailer and be happy that we’re getting a translation of this unique game! Also, do yourself a favor and check out the Persona series if you haven’t already- the PSP versions are some of the best games on the system.
Check catherinethegame.com for more on Catherine.