Catherine looks amazing but it’s the story this Atlus U.S.A. title brings to both PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 that should get gamers jazzed. The screenshots and teaser video show off a game that sports a mature romance thriller story wrapped in great looking HD animations. The few game sequences seen don’t disappoint but it’s the story that is exciting to see. The tale of Vincent and his love triangle with Katherine and Catherine is mature, seductive and quite thrilling in its look and content. A truly mature title that’s not over the top for the fun of it but rather to make this a truly unique experience. The game looks naughty and should make gamers blush a bit in content, but this is all based on the game description, image and video. Keep an eye on this one, it should be quite interesting.
Check out the images and video and here is more from Atlus on Catherine …
“About Catherine: 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…”
… And here’s more on the gameplay features …
- The Horrors of Love– Vincent’s waking fears, doubts, pressures, and growing guilt about commitment and fidelity now gleefully follow him into his dreams, manifesting as horribly disfigured monsters and a ticking clock.
- Between a Rock and a Soft Place– The player must navigate Vincent through heavy moral decisions. As in real life, hardly anything is black and white. What is the value of honesty? What is the right thing to do? Either way, someone’s going to get hurt. Worse yet, someone could die.
- The Nightmare of Your Dreams– Under the watch of producer Katsura Hashino, acclaimed director of Persona 3 andPersona 4, famed character artist Shigenori Soejima and master composer Shoji Meguro create sights and sounds unlike anything else. As unforgettable and original as the game’s narrative, Catherine’s visual direction and musical score define and perfectly complement Vincent’s terrifying ascent into the dizzying perils of love.
- Escape With or From a Friend– Local competitive and cooperative multiplayer modes, in addition to leader boards, ensure that the many thrills and horrors of racing through twisted stages can be enjoyed by more than one player and add hours of extra gameplay to the overall experience.