May 23 - ATLUS today launched the full official website for Catherine, its upcoming action-adventure/puzzle game from the makers of the award-winning Persona series, coming July 26, 2011 for PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system (PS3) and Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft (www.catherinethegame.com)
The exceedingly stylish, highly interactive website offers visitors a wealth of information and content about and from the game. Moreover, through its distinct design and extensive use of game media, the site captures the incredibly unique spirit of Catherine, a game dedicated to the bold exploration of the pleasures and horrors of love, commitment, and everything in between.
In a nod to the cellphone Vincent uses throughout his story to interact with characters in the game, visitors can send and receive texts with Catherine. Should they reply with what she wants to hear, they may be treated to hidden artwork and wallpapers that would be otherwise inaccessible. The site also offers a bounty of screenshots, video, and detailed descriptions of the game’s unique mix of gameplay types, serving as the best resource yet for fans curious to know more about the upcoming action-adventure/puzzle title.
Catherine is currently scheduled to release on July 26, 2011 for PlayStation 3 system and Xbox 360 system with an MSRP of $59.99 for the standard edition and $79.99 for the limited-run “Love Is Over” Deluxe Edition (available at participating retailers, while supplies last). Fans are encouraged to pre-order to receive the Catherine Sound Disc & Art Book, a free extra available to customers who reserve either the standard or deluxe edition of the game for either platform.
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…
- 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 and Persona 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 leaderboards, 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.
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