A GIRL TO FALL FOR: ATLUS TO BRING CATHERINETO NORTH AMERICA IN SUMMER 2011 

IRVINE, CALIFORNIA -- MARCH 1, 2011 -- Atlus U.S.A., Inc. today revealed a Summer 2011 North American release for  Catherine, a game in which "falling for a girl" is meant literally, for PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.

" Catherine is an unprecedented exploration of the pleasures and horrors of love," commented Aram Jabbari, Manager of PR and Sales at Atlus.  "As Vincent, a man recently succumbed to the irresistible beauty of the game's titular diversion, players find themselves swept into a treacherous love triangle.  Catherine's core themes--those of free will, of the delicate nature of relationships and the choices we make within them, marry perfectly with the intense, terror-filled gameplay that serves to accurately reflect Vincent's growing sense of anxiety.  It is an experience wholly unlike any to come before it, and is certain to leave gamers talking and thinking about Vincent's tribulations long after the credits have rolled."

Catherine is currently scheduled to release in Summer 2011 for PlayStation 3 system and Xbox 360 system.  The game's official website, http://www.catherinethegame.com , will launch soon, offering more details and media.  Fans who want to get their hands on more of Catherine's goods should keep an eye out for exciting extras.  More to come!

 

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...

Key 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 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.
About Atlus

Video game publisher 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 (winner of GameSpot.com's 2009 Game of the Year Award), 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.

Atlus is the privately held subsidiary of Index Corporation, located in Tokyo, Japan.

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© Index Corporation 2011.  Published by ATLUS.  Catherine has not yet been rated by the ESRB.

 

Contact:

Aram Jabbari

Atlus U.S.A., Inc.

(949) 788-0455 x102

aram@atlus.com

 

Crystal Murray

Atlus U.S.A., Inc.

(949) 788-0455 x128

crystal@atlus.com


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