ATLUS REVEALS SEXY CATHERINE “LOVE IS OVER” DELUXE EDITION, PRE-ORDER BONUSES; RELEASE DATE SET FOR JULY 26
IRVINE, CALIFORNIA – MAY 2, 2011 – ATLUS, generally considered the sexiest publisher around, today revealed pre-order bonus items and a limited run deluxe edition for Catherine, its upcoming action-adventure/puzzle game from the makers of the award-winning Persona series, coming this summer for PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system (PS3™) and Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. An unprecedented exploration of the pleasures and horrors of love, 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.
Packaged within a collectible pizza box from Stray Sheep (a bar central to the game’s story), the Catherine “Love Is Over” Deluxe Edition consists entirely of items directly from or inspired by the characters and game world. Along with the game itself, fans will receive: a pair of polka dot boxers like the ones worn by Vincent during his manic nightmares, Vincent’s “Empty Hearts” T-shirt worn by Catherine in the game, and a pillow case decorated with an alluring image of Catherine, a nod to the pillow tucked under Vincent’s arm as he frantically races to escape the terrors that pursue him. The “Love Is Over” Deluxe Edition will only be built to pre-order demand and will not be available in large quantities; interested fans are advised to reserve theirs at participating retailers as soon as possible to avoid bitter, bitter disappointment.
In addition to the announcement of the limited run “Love Is Over” Deluxe Edition, ATLUS also today revealed 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 (Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 system). The 36-page, full-color art book measures 5.25″ x 6.75″ and is packed with the beautiful character designs of artist Shigenori Soejima. The 11-track music CD features the best musical themes of the game specially remixed by composer Shoji Meguro. Only available while supplies last at participating retailers, fans are encouraged to pre-order to guarantee their bonus!
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 “Love Is Over” Deluxe Edition.
Vincent likes his girlfriend. Katherine’s pretty, smart, and successful. Trouble is, she’s starting to talk about long-term commitment, something Vincent’s spent his entire life avoiding. Since romantic complications are the last thing he wants to deal with, Vincent meets his friends for their regular night of drinks. Little does he know that he’s about to be blindsided by a beautiful, seductive, irresistible freight train named Catherine. Suddenly, he’s hung over in bed next to the most beautiful woman he’s ever seen, unsure about the previous night’s events. Was it just making out, he wonders, or did something more serious happen between them? Should he tell Katherine? Will he ever see Catherine again? Vincent’s about to find that a stumble on the staircase of love can turn into a horrific, fatal plummet…
- The Horrors of Love-Vincent’s waking fears, doubts, pressures, and growing guilt about commitment and fidelity now gleefully follow him into his dreams, manifesting as horribly disfigured monsters and a ticking clock.
- Between a Rock and a Soft Place-The player must navigate Vincent through heavy moral decisions. As in real life, hardly anything is black and white. What is the value of honesty? What is the right thing to do? Either way, someone’s going to get hurt. Worse yet, someone could die.
- The Nightmare of Your Dreams-Under the watch of producer Katsura Hashino, acclaimed director of Persona 3 and Persona 4, famed character artist Shigenori Soejima and master composer Shoji Meguro create sights and sounds unlike anything else. As unforgettable and original as the game’s narrative, Catherine’s visual direction and musical score define and perfectly complement Vincent’s terrifying ascent into the dizzying perils of love.
- Escape With or From a Friend-Local competitive and cooperative multiplayer modes, in addition to leaderboards, ensure that the many thrills and horrors of racing through twisted stages can be enjoyed by more than one player and add hours of extra gameplay to the overall experience.
Video game publisher ATLUS has established itself as one of its industry’s most consistent, celebrated companies. With proven success across a variety of genres and platforms, including enthusiast-oriented games like the Shin Megami Tensei franchise of award-winning, fan beloved roleplaying games (including the hit Persona sub-series of games and the prestigiousNocturne) and Demon’s Souls, ATLUS provides quality critically acclaimed interactive entertainment to a wide spectrum of customers.
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