All preorders of Atlus adventure puzzle game to include art book and soundtrack; Deluxe Edition packs in polka-dot boxers, T-shirt, sexy pillowcase for an extra $20.
Atlus has dated its summer fling. The publisher today announced that the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 adventure puzzle game Catherine will launch in North America July 26 in standard and collector's editions.
The "Love is Over" Deluxe Edition of Catherine will come bundled with some familiar items from the game. Players will get a pair of polka-dot boxers like those worn by protagonist Vincent, an "empty hearts" T-shirt sported by Catherine, and a pillowcase with the titular character's scantily clad likeness on it. The Deluxe Edition will sell for $80 and will be delivered in a pizza box from Stray Sheep, the drinking establishment featured in the game.
In addition, Atlus is offering some schwag for those who preorder either the Deluxe Edition of Catherine or the $60 standard release of the game. Gamers who commit to a purchase in advance will receive a 36-page art book, as well as an 11-track CD with remixes of the game's music.
Catherine has players navigating tricky relationship waters as Vincent. When the commitment-phobic protagonist's girlfriend Katherine starts talking about taking their relationship to the next level, Vincent finds himself straying. While out drinking with friends, he meets a flirty bombshell named Catherine, whom--after a series of events he can't quite recall--he wakes up next to the following morning.
In addition to helping Vincent make decisions to extricate himself from the situation, players will be called on to fight off the physical manifestations of his fears and guilt as he sleeps. Atlus will also include local competitive and cooperative multiplayer modes, complete with leaderboard support.
Although the game is an original property, Catherine is a collaboration between a number of notable creators. Katsura Hashino, director of Persona 3 and 4, is serving as producer on Catherine, with help from that series' character artist Shigenori Soejima and composer Shoji Meguro. Going beyond the world of games, Japanese animation shop Studio4˚C (Tekkonkinkreet, Halo Legends) also lent its talents to the project.
I imagine my wife will probably destroy my pillowcase like she tried to do to my DOA Kasumi body pillow. I'll just have to store it where she can't find it when I'm not home.
If you are smart you will buy the deluxe version and the regular version and sell the deluxe version at a later date.
I'm definitely gonna pre-order the regular edition. All the other stuff kinda creeps me out. No offense to those who are gonna pre-order the deluxe edition.
I hope Catherine does well in the North American market. This game wasn't originally going to be released here. So Catherine is a puzzle game, but it is something new over here as compared to Japan. I will buy Catherine even though I'm not the greatest at Puzzle games. Could be a cult hit over here.
This announcement is long overdue. I'm a bit disappointed with the size of the artbook, and the goodies aren't all that great. Still, I'll probably get it.
Mmm, should I wait in case of EU release or just import for the pre-order goodies, eeny, meeny...? And for those who fling words like hentai around here. You haven't actually ever seen any hentai, now have you? This is not it, not even close. Light ecchi perhaps but not hentai.
I think NONE of you have played the demo....... believe me folks and mark my words, you'll be very disappointed....
@parrot_of_adun Yeah there is bizarre SE but they are usually clump in the why are you packaging this oppose to prevy stuff like a boobie mousepad or a body pillow. Assassin's Creed Brotherhood's Jack-in-the-Box and New Vegas's 7 poker chips were examples of pretty stupid,had no utility, or didn't make a good display schwag. At least with a pillowcase there is some use out of it even if it would bring shame to you if anyone ever saw it.
i love how people can call this game casual and not worth when it is one of the most difficult games out there even Japanese gamers needed a patch to tone down difficulty
I have played the demo...... i think it's horrible! It's all about a simple game mechanic based on climbing a crumbling puzzle like tower!!!! Seriously this is ps2 material folks!
@dom1000 you certainly don't know anything about this game... and calling skyrim and l.a noire "great" games out of hype because they haven't even come out is plain dumb... on the other hand, this game has been out in japan for quite some time now and it's pretty awesome...
@thecartman80 but unlike in america they actually put good stories and effort into making those so this should be a pretty good mature game.
HUH? WHAT? Where are the real game now?Everything is going to hell lately,movies,games ect...For 1 great game(L.A noire bulletstorm SKyrim) there 15 very lame casual or dance /music game that comes out.PLease game compagny stop flooding the market with stupid non sense game.
@SDBusDriver1979 Ah... Yes that's probably true. Now that you mention it, I remember having seen some really bizarre SE's. ...Still strange though.
This game looks interesting, but I have usually been let down by high expectations of ATLUS games in the past. I guess it just comes down to their games being a bit "too japanese" for me.
Omoshiroi desu! Weird but interesting! I haven't played a game like this so I will try this one! Onegaishimasu! \m/
@Samox, Wow, way to generalize a population of gamers, huh? Ha, here a daily dose of irony for ya...I'm actually a female gamer and I'm damn sure interested in getting this. OMG, shocker, right? :roll: Anywayz on topic, I've been eyeing this game for some time. When I heard some compare to anime mind-f*** that is Paranoia Agent I was freakin' sold! Doesn't hurt that it's made by Atlus either, I absolutely love their style of games (matter of fact I'm playing 2 now: 999 & Theresia). Hmm, I don't normally order CE of games but I might consider this one. It's just so damn different! lol
@parrot_of_adun I think Record of Agarest War takes the title of creepiest special edition but this is quite the runner up.
@shaks101 This is not even close to hentai. This is more than just another anime game, with some horror/puzzle added
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