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Catherine Teases With Demo (And Deluxe Edition)

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If you're as intrigued by Atlus' upcoming action/adventure/puzzle game, Catherine, as I am, you'll probably be happy to know that you can get a little taste of the game via the demo now available on the PlayStation Network and Xbox LIVE. (Right now, only to Xbox LIVE Gold members.)

The demo is a brief tour of the intro sequence that shows off the anime and in-game cutscenes as well as a nice bit of the storyline and some gameplay. Despite everything I've read about and reported on with this game, I still don't feel like I have a handle on what it's all about. So I'm totally going to download this tonight and give it a whirl. (I really wish I didn't have to go out to dinner because then I could play it all the sooner!)

Catherine is scheduled for release on July 26 for the PS3 and Xbox 360, and there's a special "Love Is Over" Deluxe Edition available for $79.99. That comes with the game, a "Stray Sheep" pizza box, a Catherine pillowcase, Vincent's pink polka dot boxers, and an "Empty Hearts" men's large T-shirt. (Check the images in the gallery below) And if you pre-order at a participating retailer, you can get the Catherine Sound Disc & Art Book as a free bonus regardless of whether you buy the regular or deluxe edition.

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2 Comments

Olafur said:

Wow, that demo actually made me want it even more. I thought the puzzle aspect felt kind of cheesy but after the tutorial it really picked up speed and got pretty complicated when you're on a time limit. Even on easy.

The animation looks pretty low quality in comparison to the polygon models, and I wish there were better transitions between the 2d and 3d worlds (Re-playing FFVIII. Those transitions were pretty awesome and cinematic even if those were both technically 3D). And I hope they have the Japanese audio only because the lack of lip syncing bothers me as an animator who loves lip syncing.

The Reply feature is really neat. I always enjoyed that aspect in these kinds of games. But yeah, preordered the deluxe edition immediately.

g_whiz said:

Okay, this game has been pretty intriguingly difficult to define since the first info dropped on it, but the demo does a pretty great job making the gameplay potential shine. The subconscious and dream/nightmare complexity of the plot...and the characters makes it pretty compelling. I'm way more likely to pick this up now.

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