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Readers meet Catherine, Catherine these are the readers

Submitted by on Thursday, 3 March 20112 Comments

Once in a while a game is made that bucks the notion of a proper genre. Catherine definitely lives in the murky realm of the indescribable.

Really this game has to be seen to understand so have a look for yourself and appreciate the loss for words (expletives notwithstanding).

Seeing as we are here to inform you we would be remiss if we didn’t at least try to define Catherine for you. Here goes: Catherine appears to be a bizarre, fantastical, survival-horror, relationship simulator, with a hint of  paranoid delusion.

Actually, allow us to step aside and let the good people from Atlus describe their very unique game.

“Catherine is an unprecedented exploration of the pleasures and horrors of love. As Vincent, a man recently succumbed to the irresistible beauty of the game’s titular diversion, players find themselves swept into a treacherous love triangle.  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.  It is an experience wholly unlike any to come before it, and is certain to leave gamers talking and thinking about Vincent’s tribulations long after the credits have rolled.”  – Aram Jabbari, Manager of PR and Sales at Atlus

In Vincent players will inherit a mother of a love triangle. Mr. Vincent is romantically involved with a young girl named Katherine (note the ‘K’). Katherine has designs on marriage and commitment, which happen to be just the things that Vincent most desperately wants to avoid.

One night out with his friends Vincent meets and wakes up stricken with alcohol induced amnesia next to Catherine. A struggle of morality and Vincent’s compulsions ensues from there. Katherine and Catherine represent the polar opposites in Vincent’s psyche. Katherine is a beacon of stability while Catherine is unpredictable and therefore more stimulating.

We can look forward to putting ourselves in the maddening shoes of Vincent this summer. Now that you’ve seen the trailer take a peek at the screenshots below. How does Catherine strike you? Utterly interesting and unique or altogether strange?