Well, just as we suspected from Atlus' none-too-subtle tease, Catherine is indeed winging its way Stateside for a Summer 2011 release in North America on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
"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."
After cheating on his girlfriend, Katherine, with a one-night stand, Catherine, Vincent is a guilt-ridden mess. You'll have to help him navigate moral quandries and his monster-filled nightmares, but luckily there's local co-op multiplayer if you need a hand. Of course, there's also local competitive multiplayer, too! Even with everything I've read about this game, I still don't feel like I have a handle on exactly what the hell it's all about. Which makes it just intriguing enough for me to want to try it. I just hope that Atlus manages to tweak the difficulty that seemed to be driving Japanese gamers insane when Catherine released over there!