I normally wouldn’t buy Famitsu that doesn’t have VOFAN’s art as cover on it, but because I want to know more about Atlus’ new game Catherine I bought this week’s issue.
There are still no info on the actually game play but Famitsu promised to include them in future issue.
As I mentioned in my other post, the story revolves around protagonist 32-year-old Vincent (Koichi Yamadera) who are not ambitious about work nor is he expecting much in relationships. One night Vincent met a girl name Catherine (Miyuki Sawashiro), our 22 years old heroine, who had fun messing with him (no, I do not mean sex) for the rest of the night. After meeting Catherine, Vincent starting having “Nightmares” which will affect his life.
In his Nightmares Vincent always visits a world with giant staircases that “never ends”, and if he doesn’t successfully climb up to the top floor then he will never wake up from his dream and die in the real world.
In Vincent’s dream he met a bunch of sheeps, who is probably like Vincent but died in the dream world, and they told him (in a creepy voice, mentioned in the magazine, hahahaha) that he is one of the “Chosen Sheep”. Even though this is a dream Vincent do have a pair of goat horns.
In the Nightmare there are also other “Chosen Sheep” who like Vincent are trapped in the dream world.
In this world there are a pair of “giant demon hand” that will try to capture Vincent and the others, and if they get capture that person will die in the real world.
In the morning news a person died with its cause unknown.
After waking up from the Nightmare Vincent found Catherine laying next to him. So does that mean they had….!?!?!?!?! As Vincent try to figure out what happen someone starting knocking on Vincent’s door, which a woman later appeared. After seeing Catherine on Vincent’s bed the women started yelling at Vincent. Who is this woman then?
After reading the official Famitsu article on Catherine, I think most people are misunderstanding from what Atlus’ so-called “Adult” title. What the Persona team probably meant is that this is their first work with an adult as the main protagonist and that it contains content that are not suitable for children, for example the pg-13 looking sex scene. This game is most likely to be rated M for Mature, but not 18+. Of course this is just personal thought and might be wrong but that is just what I think.
Via the whole article above, except my personal thought on the matter, is a direct translation by me from the Chinese translated Famitsu.
The Official Site just launched: http://cathy.atlus.co.jp/