IRVINE, CALIFORNIA -- JUNE 8, 2011 -- ATLUS today released a new trailer (in addition to a new batch of screenshots) spotlighting Vincent, the star of the upcoming action-adventure/puzzle game Catherine, coming July 26, 2011 for PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system (PS3™) and Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.
The video--which introduces viewers to the likeable if at times disappointing Vincent, the 32-year old protagonist at the heart of the game's tale of love, betrayal, and the terrors of commitment--paints a more detailed picture of his life, his state of mind, and his interpersonal dilemmas.
"Vincent is very far from the typical video game protagonist," stated Aram Jabbari, Manager of PR and Sales at ATLUS. "He is indecisive. He is unsure of where he wants his relationship with Katherine, his girlfriend, to go. Very often, he seems incapable of doing the right thing at the right time, allowing complications--the very things he is so keen to keep his life free of--to multiply. Learning more about Vincent and his motivations is the perfect way to gain a better understanding of Catherine's core philosophy and narrative themes."
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.
Fans are also invited to visit the recently launched full official website ( http://www.catherinethegame.com), which features a wealth of screenshots, video, detailed game information, and much more. Moreover, visitors can return every day to send and receive texts with Catherine using the site's Cellphone feature, a nod to the one that appears in the game, potentially getting a response from her with secret artwork!
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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© 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.
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