Catherine Gets a North American Release

By Jonathan Barnes, 5 years ago
In a press release issued today, Atlus U.S.A., Inc. revealed that Catherine (JP) will be getting a North American release this summer.

For those not familiar with the game, I would suggest taking a look at our Catherine Round Up post a few months ago. The game sounds like it is one-of-a-kind and very (for the lack of a better adjective) interesting.

Now that you have those vivid visuals and excellent breakdown in mind, let's go back to the press release and see what Aram Jabbari, the Manager of PR and Sales at Atlus says about their, shall we say, "unique," title:

Catherine is an unprecedented exploration of the pleasures and horrors of love. As Vincent, a man recently succumbed to the irresistible beauty of the game's titular diversion, players find themselves swept into a treacherous love triangle. Catherine's core themes-those of free will, of the delicate nature of relationships and the choices we make within them, marry perfectly with the intense, terror-filled gameplay that serves to accurately reflect Vincent's growing sense of anxiety. It is an experience wholly unlike any to come before it, and is certain to leave gamers talking and thinking about Vincent's tribulations long after the credits have rolled. also has butts with eyeballs and tongues.

The actual game description of Catherine follows:

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...
No official release date has been announced yet, but the game's website says it is coming in Summer 2011.
Jonathan Barnes
Written by Jonathan Barnes
Jonathan has been a news/views contributor since 2010. When he's not writing reviews, features, and opinion pieces, he spends his days working as an informal science educator and his nights as an international man of mystery.