CATHERINE NOW AVAILABLE IN STORES ACROSS NORTH AMERICA
Will you pick her up?
IRVINE, CALIFORNIA -- JULY 26, 2011 -- ATLUS today announced that Catherine
, their highly anticipated, critically acclaimed action-adventure/puzzle game for PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system (PS3™) and Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, is now available in stores across North America. As a result of overwhelming demand, Catherine's
release represents the largest launch in ATLUS history, eclipsing even that of the PS3 system Greatest Hit Demon's Souls
Hailed by GameSpot as "involving, intense, and unlike anything you've ever played," Catherine's
unique marriage of a thrilling, suspenseful, thought-provoking narrative--cited by IGN.com as "one of the most unique ever told in gaming"--with frantic, action-puzzle gameplay laden with disturbing layers of psychological horror stands as one of the most singularly novel games in recent memory. With multiple endings, exciting cooperative and competitive local multiplayer, online functionality that complements the game's sociological commentary and allows players to compare answers to profound questions, Catherine
is, as Destructoid states, "...a fantastic experience with a simple, fun and challenging arcade game at its core," and so much more.
is out now 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). Undecided fans are encouraged to try the official demo, available now via Xbox®LIVE and PlayStation®Network, which offers answers to their lingering questions and plenty of reasons to purchase the full game.
For more information, please visit www.catherinethegame.com
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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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ATLUS has established itself as one of its industry's most consistent, celebrated companies. With proven success across a variety of genres and platforms, including enthusiast-oriented games like the Shin Megami Tensei franchise of award-winning, fan beloved roleplaying games (including the hit Persona sub-series of games and the prestigious Nocturne) and Demon's Souls, ATLUS provides quality critically acclaimed interactive entertainment to a wide spectrum of customers.
ATLUS has published games for every major video game console and handheld system, including the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Wii™, DS™, PSP® (PlayStation® Portable), and PC.
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© Index Corporation 2011. Published by ATLUS. Catherine has been rated "M" for Mature with Violence, Blood, Sexual Themes, Partial Nudity, Strong Language, and Use of Alcohol by the ESRB.