Catherine

Catherine (キャサリン, Kyasarin) is an upcoming action-adventure game developed and published by Atlus for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The game will be Atlus’ first game for seventh-generation consoles in high definition. It has been said that the game will have some “exciting adult scenes” by Shigenori Soejima—the game’s character designer—during an interview. Shoji Meguro—the game’s sound composer—described the music as being “classic”, “adult abs” and “erotic fantasy.” The cinematic portion of the game is handled by Studio 4°C.

Story

In the neighbourhood Vincent lives in, there have recently been a number of bizarre incidents in which people die in their sleep, with a look of anguish upon their faces. Strangely enough, all of the victims are young men. The story quickly spreads throughout the media, attracting widespread attention and theories as to the cause of death. A strange rumor begins to spread that if a person dreams of falling, if they don’t wake up they will soon become unable to wake at all, and die.

Vincent is at a bar contemplating marriage to Katherine, his lover of five years, who is pressuring him to get married, when he meets a beautiful and mysterious woman named Catherine. Although there are many vacant seats she sits next to Vincent and, well-proportioned and pretty, she is exactly his type. The two end up spending the night together at Vincent’s house.

After meeting the woman, Vincent begins to have nightmares every single night, which he believes may be related to the rumours. As dreams and reality begin to blend together, Vincent must not only fight to survive, but he must choose between the two women.

Promotional Video

 

Now on to my review for this upcoming game from Atlus.

Catherine, being the first HD game created by ATLUS isn’t just going to be a stepping stone or a device to test the capabilities of the Next Gen Consoles. It will be a full-fledged story filled with psychological brain twisters, frightening nightmares and the sensitive issue of sex and cheating with your partners.

Developed by the same team that made the “Mind Braking”  Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3, Catherine is Produced and Directed by Katsura Hoshino, Characters designed by Shigenori Soejima and Music composed by Shouji Meguro. It will be one of the most anticipated games to be ever made. Plan to be released in February 17, 2011. Catherine will be released in both the PS3 and the XBOX 360.

Cover Art Box

This is a MUST BUY for those who likes these “non-mainstream” genre and psychological Thrillers.

Official Website <-Do Visit this, it’s interesting

I’ll make a Full review once it’s out and I played it. :D And I think I’ll stick on reviewing games and VNs.

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17 responses to “Catherine

  1. Yeah for Catherine! =))

    Vincent is first showed up in P3P expansion in Escapade 8D

    I want to play this but I don’t have either PS3 nor X-Box, I’ll wait for you to review it :<

  2. Hahaha, good thing I can read Japanese. But I’m probably not the fastes players since I kinda like “juggle play” many games at once. :D

    • erg, talk about being jealous of you~
      I just finished the first half of first year Japanese dealing with Hiragana and Katakana… but its a long way now with Kanji >_<;

      Don't suppose you have any tips on understanding the language structure better? =s

    • Well, looking at Atlus’s history with recent games, they will localize it.

      and Most info site already listed the NA and PAL versions with TBA. :D

      • i really hope that guarantees the release… :P i can only understand some japanese, and the rest is context clues :p. thank you very much for your information

  3. Man, this game just looks so… awesome! Almost perfect ;P
    And I love psychological thrillers… BUT I also don’t have either PS3 nor X-Box so…
    I’ll be looking forward to your review too. If it’s too good I’ll have to buy one of them, haha-

  4. Its kind of strange on my part… but for some reason when thinking of this game, Demon Souls comes to mind =x
    Makes me wonder how the gameplay will be. They haven’t released any gameplay yet have they?

    • I haven’t been able to find any trailers or clues about what kind of gameplay this game will have also. If anyone have any info or trailer or clue, etc, please share it here.

      Hopefully, the gameplay will be revolutionary and we’ll have a big and pleasant surprise.

    • @Souza get a PS3 or an Xbox.. lol You already have the income, while I got lucky on getting my money to buy the PS3. (I did not ask for the money lol :D )

      The Gameplay is divided into 3 sections

      Drama
      This involves events we both Catherine and Katherine….so it’s basically interacction part.

      Adventure
      This part is where you search for clues, drink alcohol, and text mailing in your favorite Bar with Vincent’s Friend and a couple of other characters. There’s also the “social link” system that is similar to Persona 3’s social link.

      Action
      Everytime Vincent Sleeps he goes into a Nightmare. Vincent sees his action-oriented nightmares every night. During these sequences, he must flee from mysterious creatures while climbing a stage that’s set up like a giant flight of stairs, with the aim of reaching the exit at the top of the stage. GIANT stairs, with movable blocks, traps and puzzles. Then you must speak with other sheep and gain more clues before waking up.

    • @Souza
      Whooops, sorry. Even until now, my internet speed is incapable of showing the video uploaded there (I don’t know what the problem is but my internet speed decreases drastically every time I watch a streaming video).

      @Kaimax
      Wow, the gameplay seems interesting. Okay then, I am so getting this one.
      And thanks a lot for the great info Kaimax (Saves me the trouble to wait for the video).

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