Atlus is drumming up a greater-than-usual amount of hype for Catherine
, their adventure/puzzler/psychological thriller from the makers of the already psychologically thrilling Persona series. They have the official website
for the game up, which has the requisite screenshots, trailers and other digital goodies. It also lets you "talk" to Catherine by texting with her on the cellphone of protagonist Vincent. You can unlock more game-related materials and learn more about Catherine this way...as long as you don't get too creeped out.
ATLUS WANTS YOU TO PLAY WITH FULL OFFICIAL CATHERINE WEBSITE, NOW LIVE!
Catherine has something to tell you... Visit the site to send her a text!
IRVINE, CALIFORNIA -- MAY 23, 2011 -- ATLUS today launched the full official website (www.catherinethegame.com) for Catherine, its upcoming action-adventure/puzzle game from the makers of the award-winning Persona series, coming July 26, 2011 for PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system (PS3™) and Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.
The exceedingly stylish, highly interactive website offers visitors a wealth of information and content about and from the game. Moreover, through its distinct design and extensive use of game media, the site captures the incredibly unique spirit of Catherine, a game dedicated to the bold exploration of the pleasures and horrors of love, commitment, and everything in between.
In a nod to the cellphone Vincent uses throughout his story to interact with characters in the game, visitors can send and receive texts with Catherine. Should they reply with what she wants to hear, they may be treated to hidden artwork and wallpapers that would be otherwise inaccessible. The site also offers a bounty of screenshots, video, and detailed descriptions of the game's unique mix of gameplay types, serving as the best resource yet for fans curious to know more about the upcoming action-adventure/puzzle title.
Catherine is currently scheduled to release on July 26, 2011 for PlayStation 3 system and Xbox 360 system with an MSRP of $59.99 for the standard edition and $79.99 for the limited-run "Love Is Over" Deluxe Edition (available at participating retailers, while supplies last). Fans are encouraged to pre-order to receive the Catherine Sound Disc & Art Book, a free extra available to customers who reserve either the standard or deluxe edition of the game for either platform.