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Catherine (PS3/360/PC) | FB (PS4/NSW): Sheep & Infidelities [Now on Switch!]

cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm RegentBears The Name FreedomRegistered User regular
edited September 2020 in Social Entropy++
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While the game is called Catherine, the main character is actually a 32-year-old salaryman named Vincent (voiced by Koichi Yamadera; Spike, Cowboy Bebop).

Catherine (voiced by Miyuki Sawashiro; Elizabeth & Chidori in Persona 3 JP) is a stylish 22-year-old with the charms of a young girl who seduces him into a one-night stand.

However, Vincent has another woman in his life; his long-term girlfriend named Katherine(voiced by Kotono Mitsuishi[Sailor Moon, Misato Katsuragi, Excel, many many others].

Not long after meeting Catherine, Vincent begins having nightmares of falling to his death, and being pursued by demonic creatures.

Rumors are spreading of those who cheat on their girls having the same dreams, and turning up dead in the morning.

The nightmares serve as an action component for the game. Set in a world with an unending stairway, Vincent has to make it to the top of the stairs, or he will not be able to awaken.

In the days between, Vincent will have to manage his relationship between the two -atherines, in between hanging out with his friends at the Stray Sheep bar.

Will Vincent choose Katherine or Catherine? Or even survive to make a decision?

The nightmares become reality in seven days.

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Vincent: The Protagonist. A 32-year old salaryman with no ambition in work or love.

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Katherine, Vincent's long-term girlfriend. Knows more about Vincent than anyone, and expects him to start committing to their relationship, and soon.

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Catherine, a young girl whom seduces Vincent into a one-night stand. Enjoys her free-will, and has no plans to marry or be stuck with one man for any length of time.

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Jonathan, one of Vincent's friends. A bachelor who moves from one girl to the next. Will not marry until he meets 'the one'.

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Tobey, another of Vincent's friends. A laid-back mechanic.

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Orlando, the last of Vincent's friends. Likes to drink.

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Erica, a 42-year-old waitress at the Stray Sheep; Vincent's favorite hangout.

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Master, the bartender and owner of the Stray Sheep.


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Music by Shoji Meguro (Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne, Strange Journey, Persona 3 & 4, Raidou Kuzunoha, etc.)

Directed by Katsura Hoshino(Persona 4)

Character design by Shigenori Soejima(Persona 3 & 4, Stella Deus: The Gate of Eternity).

Release date: February 17th (JP), ??? (everywhere else).

The PS3 version will be region free, the 360 version is supposedly region-locked.

It is as yet unknown whether those who import will receive the artbook/OST combo.

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Preorder links:

http://www.play-asia.com/Catherine/paOS-13-71-bp-49-en-70-40im.html (PS3)

http://www.play-asia.com/Catherine/paOS-13-71-br-49-en-70-40in.html (360)

The Asian version is $5 less, but will not contain English subtitles.

The gameplay segments will be somewhat import friendly, as most of the commands are displayed in English.

The cellphone texting elements... not so much.

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    The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew, Omeganaut Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2010
    Interesting.

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    Indie WinterIndie Winter die Krähe Rudi Hurzlmeier (German, b. 1952)Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    The Geek wrote: »
    Interesting.

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    Indie WinterIndie Winter die Krähe Rudi Hurzlmeier (German, b. 1952)Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    yeah I've been meaning to do a proper replay of P4 all week

    this is just the excuse I needed for digging up the PS2 out of the boydem

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    zimfanzimfan Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Keeping my eye on this

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    PiptheFairPiptheFair Frequently not in boats. Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    atlus rarely disappoints

    but what the fuck

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    Indie WinterIndie Winter die Krähe Rudi Hurzlmeier (German, b. 1952)Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    atlus rarely disappoints

    but what the fuck

    evil demon goats want to soulfuck a blond big breasted hostess and the only thing stopping them is a feminine japanese man with issues and probably a dark secret

    it's all pretty clear

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    PiptheFairPiptheFair Frequently not in boats. Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    atlus rarely disappoints

    but what the fuck

    evil demon goats want to soulfuck a blond big breasted hostess and the only thing stopping them is a feminine japanese man with issues and probably a dark secret

    it's all pretty clear

    oh

    japan

    gotcha

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    cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Bears The Name FreedomRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Supposedly the goats represent people who couldn't escape the nightmare.

    If Vincent can't, he'll share their fate.

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    PiptheFairPiptheFair Frequently not in boats. Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    right but they get to have sex with a big titted blond

    can't be all bad

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    cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Bears The Name FreedomRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    She's probably a succubus.

    Or Lucifer.

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    Garlic BreadGarlic Bread i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    edited August 2010
    as a lonely nerd past what should have been my prime, i can relate to this game

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    HorseshoeHorseshoe Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    atlus rarely disappoints

    but what the fuck

    evil demon goats want to soulfuck a blond big breasted hostess and the only thing stopping them is a feminine japanese man with issues and probably a dark secret

    it's all pretty clear

    so it's more or less like... half the jrpgs that are out there already?

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    zimfanzimfan Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    So what's the gameplay like

    this is a question

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    cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Bears The Name FreedomRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    It's a survival horror Action RPG, supposedly.

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    Garlic BreadGarlic Bread i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    edited August 2010
    is the winter release date for america or japan

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    cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Bears The Name FreedomRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Japan. No word of a US release yet, but it's only a matter of time.
    The footage begins with main character Vincent asking someone if they've seen a dream where you die -- that is, a dream where you are killed. The person he's talking to responds, "No. But I have seen a dream where I kill someone." This seems to creep Vincent out.

    After our first lamb goes splat, we hear a news report about a gruesome death of a young man. Famitsu had screens of this. The magazine said that there could be a relation with Vincent's dreams, as there's apparently a rumor that if you fall in your dream and don't wake up, you'll end up dying in real life.

    Catherine, described in the trailer as a "Mysterious Woman," makes her appearance midway through the trailer and asks Vincent if he likes what he sees. During a bed scene, we hear her telling Vincent to do with her as he pleases.

    And then the Japanese hip hop starts...

    The chick at the end, incidentally, is the girl who, in Famitsu's screenshots, appears to walk in on Catherine and Vincent while the two are in bed together. She seems to be a bit upset...

    There's a whole lot of madness in the trailer, but here's one funny moment:


    The girl at the end is screaming that she'll never forgive him.

    She's also in the logo silhouette.

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    PeenPeen Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    cj iwakura wrote: »
    It's a survival horror Action RPG, supposedly.

    Now you're just saying words and hoping they go together

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    BugBoyBugBoy boy.EXE has stopped functioning. only bugs remainRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    this looks cool

    but now I just remember how much I want a new Persona

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    cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Bears The Name FreedomRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    This is more than likely their test run of Persona 5's engine.

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    BeastehBeasteh THAT WOULD NOT KILL DRACULARegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    sheep demons, big ol' titties and an endless nightmare stair

    yep, sounds about right

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    cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Bears The Name FreedomRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Dude's also in Persona 3 Portable.

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    BugBoyBugBoy boy.EXE has stopped functioning. only bugs remainRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    cameos everywhere

    I wonder if this game will have hints at P5

    throw me a bone, atlus

    some concept art or something

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    cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Bears The Name FreedomRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Look closely at the bar counter.

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    DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Keith wrote: »
    as a lonely nerd past what should have been my prime, i can relate to this game

    hahaha


    as a gamer, i

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    I N V I C T U SI N V I C T U S Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    This is my sexual fetish

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    RentRent I'm always right Fuckin' deal with itRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I'm playing through P3 right now

    basically for the first time; I started it once but got like only a couple of hours into it and then i went to iraq so yeah

    anything i need to know about p3? assume i beat p4 and got the true ending (because I uh...did), so I know how the game works generally

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    cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Bears The Name FreedomRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Max Star, Devil, Strength, and Elizabeth.

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    cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Bears The Name FreedomRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Some updates.

    Firstly, I subbed the trailer here if you want to know what the heck was going on:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZfTlqB-xyc


    Secondly, new images and story updates here.

    http://www.andriasang.com/e/blog/2010/09/11/catherine_katherine/

    This game is going to be realllly effed up.
    An odd twist in the story of Team Persona's first HD game.

    Remember that girl from the first Catherine promotional video who seemed to be shouting at main character Vincent? She looks like this, in case you've forgotten:

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    It turns out that her name is... Katherine. That's just like Catherine, but with a K.

    Katherine (with a K) is a 32-year old mid management level employee at an apparel maker. She and Vincent are from the same town and are old childhood friends. She's voiced by Kotono Mitsuishi*.

    If you suspected that Katherine (with a K -- yes, I'm going to keep writing it like this out of concern for people using reading software) was Vincent's girlfriend given how she seemed to be nagging him just like a girlfriend will often do, you were right. The two had a reencounter five years back during a school reunion, and began seeing one another.


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    Katherine and Vincent are quite close. So close, in fact, that Katherine knows how many sugar cubes to put into Vincent's coffee (do people still use sugar cubes?).

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    Screenshots show Katherine and Vincent having a serious conversation at the coffee shop. Katherine indicates that she might be... pregnant!

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    Even though Vincent has a girlfriend named Katherine, he ends up having a one-night stand with Catherine (with a C), whom he meets out of nowhere one day. Based off the screenshot subtitles, it looks like Catherine (with a C) doesn't know that Vincent has a girlfriend, as she seems to say that she won't allow him to cheat on her.

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    It's after his night with Catherine (C) that Vincent begins seeing his strange dreams -- you know the ones where he's surrounded by bipedal sheep and being chased up a flight of stairs by giant hands wielding fork and knife. There's actually been some rumors around town that when people see a dream where they fall, and they don't immediately wake up, they really die. Is Vincent experiencing this dream?

    At some point in his dream escapades, Vincent will encounter a mysterious character -- a humanish monster of some form who wears a wedding dress and carries a knife. This creature, who looks somewhat familiar to Vincent, will attack Vincent.

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    So what will happen between Vincent, Catherine (with a C) and Katherine (with a K)? It actually depends on your actions. Catherine (that's the name of the game -- with a C) will have multiple endings.


    *Apparently this voice acting is some top tier stuff. Kotono Mitsuishi is best known for voicing a character by the name of Usagi Tsukino, AKA Sailor Moon.

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    DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    loljapan

    That's some crazy stuff.

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    OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2010
    I'm looking forward to this.

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    SnowbeatSnowbeat i need something to kick this thing's ass over the lineRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    this looks actually really interesting

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    BugBoyBugBoy boy.EXE has stopped functioning. only bugs remainRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    multiple endings, huh


    I wonder what hoops we'll have to jump through to get the best one this time

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    cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Bears The Name FreedomRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Images fixed, I think. In case you're curious, Persona 3 Portable set this up way in advance.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-2mNfAO-WQ

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    KochikensKochikens Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Well, now I'm excited. But will need to play this game alone, in my room.

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    cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Bears The Name FreedomRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    The director explicitly said that you won't want to play this game in front of family.

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    SnowbeatSnowbeat i need something to kick this thing's ass over the lineRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    oh so it's a spinoff of their main series

    is this going to be one of those "gotta play all ten of the previous obscure imported games to understand the story" things

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    BugBoyBugBoy boy.EXE has stopped functioning. only bugs remainRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    cj iwakura wrote: »
    The director explicitly said that you won't want to play this game in front of family.

    oh boy

    this is going to be hilarious

    it was awkward enough when my little brother walked in during Rise's dungeon in p4

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    cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Bears The Name FreedomRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    No, it has nothing to do with the main series, it's just a cameo.

    And it's made by all the same people.

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    ZeroCowZeroCow Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Kochikens wrote: »
    Well, now I'm excited. But will need to play this game alone, in my room.

    Yeah, this game would cause my wife to give me many strange looks.

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    SnowbeatSnowbeat i need something to kick this thing's ass over the lineRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    looking forward to awkwardly metaphorical qte sex sequences

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