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Catherine is now out in stores in North America!
Catherine is an M-rated horror/romance/puzzle/adventure video game from Atlus USA, released on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The game is developed by the same team that created Persona 3 and Persona 4: Katsura Hashino as Director, Shigenori Soejima as Character Designer, and Shōji Meguro as Sound Composer.
It deals heavily with the themes of commitment, relationships, infidelity, maturity and love, while intertwining the horror and mystery of a rash of unexplained deaths of young men, rumored to be the "Women's Wrath": vengeance against the unfaithful.
The story revolves around Vincent, his long-term girlfriend Katherine, and his subsequent affair with Catherine. Following the affair, he is plunged into nightmares each time he sleeps, which makes up the puzzle/action part of the game. Each night within his dream, Vincent must push and pull blocks from a tower to create a path to the top, all the while racing against a time-limit or outrunning bosses which are manifestations of his real-life fears.
During the day, Vincent can freely explore and talk to his friends at the bar, listen to music at a jukebox, send and receive text messages, order drinks, play an arcade game, and experience the narrative of his struggle of choosing between Katherine and Catherine. There are 8 possible endings based on the various choices the player makes throughout the game.
September 12, 2014 - Added and updated an article based on something that I found and revisted that you might be interested in: Catherine tournaments. A group of Northern California fighting game pros and enthusiasts called Finest KO labeled Colosseum Mode as a "fighting game puzzle game" - and the hype began there. Check out Tournament Play for more on Colosseum Mode, tournament rules they came up with, and footage from the very first streamed Catherine tournament almost exactly three years ago.Editions article for more info and pictures, and keep checking back for more details!Andriasang reports that Index Corp. has finally released official sales figures for Catherine, and it's incredibly good news. The sales are around 500,000 copies worldwide, and obviously don't include Europe, where it hasn't been released yet. Keep spreading the word about this awesome game!Characters section has extensive write-ups and analysis, while the newly built spoiler section is dedicated to all the mysteries and questions of the game. Feel free to add your own theories and thoughts!IGN reports that Catherine has broken a record for Atlus, and is the biggest launch in their entire history. No sales figures, but obviously the game is doing very well, thanks to all of its awesome fans! (Update: Joystiq reports 200,000 copies sold in first week!)
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