Catherine cover toned down for US

Publisher Atlus has confirmed that it is to produce two versions of both the PS3 and Xbox 360 editions of obscure sexy puzzle title Catherine.

Siliconera reports that one will carry the original Japanese cover art, complete with provocative undies (on PS3) and partially exposed rear (on Xbox 360). The other versions, however, will be cropped to omit these slightly saucier elements.

Retailers will be free to choose which versions of the game they put on their shelves.

In addition to the existing North American covers for Catherine on Xbox 360 and PS3, there will also be modified designs that appear in select markets," sales and PR manager Aram Jabbari stated.

"The vast majority of copies available at launch will feature the cover we originally unveiled, essentially the Japanese cover of the game. A small percentage of copies, however, will feature a cover that is more considerate of certain retailers’ broader customer demographic.

"Fans need not worry; Catherine’s cover art is NOT being altered for North America. There is just an extra option being made available for more sensitive shoppers.”

Catherine has not yet been confirmed for PAL markets.

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