Atlus' Sexy, Horrific Catherine Detailed: No Kids Allowed
When it comes to Atlus, we wouldn't normally have to supply the "NSFW" warning. But here, it's probably warranted.
Announced last week for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, Catherine is the veteran game maker's very first high-definition title. You should read the detailed breakdown over at Andriasang (taken from the latest Famitsu): "key members" of the Persona team are hard at work on Catherine and in the game, you will play as Vincent, a 32-year-old single salaryman whose life changes dramatically upon meeting the very forward 22-year-old Catherine. Not long after the two hook up, Vincent starts having nightmares; there's a huge set of stairs in each of those nightmares and if he can't reach the top, he won't wake up. For some reason, he'll meet a large number of lambs in those horrific dreams, and all the lambs are being chased by a pair of gigantic hands...not sure what that's all about.
Here's the trailer but be careful; don't start viewing at work, or something.
Yeah, well, that's what usually happens, right? You get the hot girl that rocks your world and pretty soon, you're plagued with nightmares that somehow affect both the dream world and the real one. So what else is new? Anywho, we're not too sure about the gameplay just yet but it does seem like vintage Persona, as those RPGs always had a lot to do with an alternate universe of darkness, one that was sorta half-real. The article does suggest that the gameplay will take place within those nightmares, and it'll be a single-player experience (no big surprise there).
Producer and game director Katsura Hashino said the game is "very adult-oriented" - duh - and that it's very "different from usual." Will it be an RPG? Well, it certainly appears that way; it's really the only type of game these guys do. As for the style, well...it looks like Catherine is going to throw her fine self into the ring for consideration in the ongoing "most appealing video game vixen" contest. For more info, check out the Japanese retail poster that has been spotted (good God!) and also, if you speak Japanese, you can always go to the game's official site.
Now, is the game coming here and if so, when? It's slated to release in Japan this winter.
Related Game(s): Catherine
8/30/2010 10:20:37 AM Ben Dutka