Catherine

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Summer is here and that probably means you're spending a lot of time inside nice air-conditioned buildings trying to get away from the scorching heat. Unfortunately AC is expensive, but the kind folks at Atlus are a...
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Atlus has revealed some figures in its earnings report, but it's in Japanese which is all bukkake to me. Luckily Andriasang has translated some key info. Catherine sold 260,000 units in Japan and 230,000 internationally, on X...
Atlus' puzzle-horror adventure Catherine has had the most diverse reactions of a videogame in recent memory. Fortunately, now Australians can decide for themselves as the game has just been announced to be released later this...
The VG Resource did a little spelunking recently with an Xbox 360 copy of Catherine. By digging through the code, they were able to turn up a bunch of unused images from the game in addition to a user interface template sheet...
The latest offering from Mega64 actually has one of the most straightforward set-ups. There are no props. No cameos. No other starring members except Rocco. It turns out that the subject matter of Catherine is weird enough on its own to produce an incredibly awkward series of encounters with Rocco playing a disturbingly forlorn nerd Love is over before it even began.
We heard earlier that Catherine broke all sales records for Atlus USA, but now a new tweet from the company lets us know just how well they did. As you can see, 200,000 copies of Catherine sold in the first week! That's a lot...
Catherine's still new but the action title has already become Atlus' biggest launch title ever. There's no solid sales numbers yet, but it's still safe to say that  in Atlus' 20 year history, no game has moved more copie...
While Atlus said this week that there are "no plans" to localize Catherine for Europe, Deep Silver has stepped up to say otherwise. The Dead Island publisher will be bringing everybody's favorite sex-themed puzzle-horror game to the PAL region. Yay! No word on when the game will arrive yet, but it's nice to know that it's coming. I mean, if you're into that sort of thing, you sorry little pervoid.
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Meet Vincent Brooks. He's probably a lot like you. At 32 years of age, Vincent is unambitious and in a long-term relationship with the dependable but frustrated Katherine who has been dropping not-so-subtle hints about marria...
We've ripped the wrapper off a brand new, early copy of the deluxe edition Catherine boxset. This "Love is Over" edition goes for about $79.99 and includes a copy of the game (both Xbox 360 and PS3 are available), a naught...
I beat the final, North American retail version of Catherine yesterday. I know I've previewed the Japanese release, and then later previewed code from E3 earlier this year, but this is the final preview coming from me ahead o...
Alarm bells for Catherine were set when nothing more than screenshots and promises were released, yet I ignored them because it looked so delightfully weird. When the gameplay was shown, I finally sensed concern, and suggeste...
Don't have a Japanese account? Want to play Q*Bert With Tits? Well, tomorrow is the day you've been waiting for, as Atlus is popping a Catherine demo up on the PlayStation Network! If you've played the Japanese demo, this is ...
Index Corporation and Dengeki are putting out a Catherine art book -- a smart move, since the game's art generates more discussion than anything involving actual gameplay. The book's called Catherine Visual & Scenari...
*check* Oh, good. We're good. There's a couple of reasons why you'd have to check your boxers in the morning when you wake up. A particularly good dream? Or a terrifying nightmare? It could go either way for Vincent, the m...
Are you worried that upcoming Atlus game Catherine is going to be hard? It is. Sorry 'bout that. But I can tell you that it's not going to be ball-bustingly hard like the original Japanese release was. Atlus confirms that the...
Two girls fighting over me: That's the dream. That'll never be because of my other dream: Lots of new Atlus games. Thankfully, my lonely gamer life will be filled with Atlus game Catherine when it's released on July 26th. ...
Hey gang, long time no typing. In the wake of E3, I am suffering from what the experts are referring to as "nerd flu," but which is more likely a hybrid of the T-Virus, Captain Trips, and the Legacy Virus. In spite of Kinect...
I wrote up a full Catherine preview earlier this year after playing a good deal of the Japanese version. There's no point in doing that all again, right? If you did miss my preview, here's the bulletpoints from it: Catherine...
A new Catherine trailer now lets most of us understand what they are actually saying. It also ponders the eternal question of people who become adults before their boyfriends do: "Guys, y u no commit to relationships??" You d...
Hamza Aziz and I just picked up our E3 media badges from the Los Angeles Convention Center and were pleasantly surprised to see two of our most anticipated games plastered on the badge holders. Every year, one game receives t...
As always, the Entertainment Software Ratings Board has published its summary of an upcoming videogame and made it sound awesome in the process. Despite what some may think, Catherine isn't a massive sex-a-thon, so the rating...
Just like in the game, the newly launched Catherine website lets you send text messages to Catherine. You'll have to send the right text to unlock goodies like hidden artwork and wallpapers. I went the flirty route, like I'd ...
Atlus has released a new batch of screenshots for Catherine focused on the Stray Sheep Pub, the bar where Vincent and his friends spend their evenings. As you can see, a couple of the shots give some gameplay information...
Here's a new trailer for Catherine, in which a bunch of geekatrons talk about getting married. Most of the video can be safely ignored, except for a bit near the end where we get to see some clips of the game with English voice acting. Yay! Game's out July 26.
Get it? Climbing up the walls? Like the game?...no? Sorry. Forgive this stupid sheep. I'm just excited to know that Atlus' Catherine is coming this summer (July 26th!). I loved the Japanese version so much. Today Atlus sends ...
The catch, though, is that you'll have to answer those questions in video form, specifically, as a video response to this informational clip below recorded by Atlus' resident PR maestro Aram Jabbari. All you need to do is ma...
We already know Catherine's coming to the US. Atlus announced as much. But for a game as big as this one, localization will be a key factor in its potential success. Even a Japanophile like myself knows that having a great En...
...and guess what version I have. F*ck me. Well, they're working on the Xbox 360 version. I don't need the patch, but I want it. You'd get why I want it if you read our preview of Catherine. Here's the full details of what th...
Greetings, fellow 'Toiders. Or do you prefer Dtoiders? Either way, welcome to the 61st installment of the Destructoid show. In the wake of GDC, we are still somehow managing to convince awesome people in the industry who are...
You likely heard that Catherine was difficult enough to make Atlus work on a patch to make it more accessible for gamers. Now some details have come out for this upcoming patch, which is going to make easy mode even easier. I...
Coming right behind Atlus' official announcement of a US release for their first HD game, Catherine, is our preview of the Japanese version, which was just released a few weeks ago. So, what have you heard? That it's not quit...
I took a quick clip of one of my finds early in my playthrough of Atlus' Catherine to share with you. Fans of Atlus' Shin Megami Tensei will enjoy coming across music from older games in Atlus' latest puzzler/love story. I...
When you play Catherine you'll see that it's incredibly voice heavy. The entire game is voiced, all the way down to the small talk in a bar. Going through Atlus' newest puzzle/love story is a lot like watching a movie, so the...