Catherine: Out This Week For XBox360 & PS3

Atlus' bonkers puzzle platformer is set for release to the European market this Friday. Check out our final preview here.

Developer: Atlus Persona Team Publisher: Atlus Platforms: XBox360 & PS3 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€ You can read our US release review here, to see what European market gamers can expect from Atlus' unprecedented exploration of the pleasures and horrors of love. 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. Follow all of our coverage here and buy it here on XBox360 or PS3.
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