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For A Cartoon Lady, Catherine Is Pretty Hot

The Persona team's next game is a... horror/love story? Animals with ties?

Famitsu has revealed the next game from Atlus--specifically the team responsible for the Persona games, which immediately makes it more interesting around these parts. It's Catherine, and it's some sort of action-adventure thing involving freaky, tie-wearing animals and a "mysterious woman" named... Catherine. It looks kind of hot, here's the first trailer:
  
 
If you're not into the whole "hey, this is in Japanese" thing, andriasang.com has dissected a bit of it, along with some of the other info to come out of Famitsu's coverage. The game's official site will launch next week, and the game is destined for release on PlayStation 3 and 360 this Winter... in Japan, anyway.     Jeff Gerstmann on Google+
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Posted by MannyMAR

Seems like a 20-something version of Persona. I'm down with that if that's the case.

Posted by wrecks

Bad Bad Bathhouse: The Game 

Posted by mazik765

This is why I don't understand anime...

Posted by Mcfart

PERS-ONA!

Posted by Tuffty
@ChineseTea said:
" I have no idea what the hell is going on, but good on Atlus for using (what seem to be) 20 somethings instead of the usual teenage protagonists we seen in games like this.
If I remember right, the male protaganist is a 30 yr old salaryman. 
 
This game has the amount of madness I love. Interesting premise, now I'd love to see some gameplay.
Posted by McSmunions

no way is this coming to the states. sure it looks interesting and i'd like to play it, but no fucking way.

Posted by MisterMollusk

Looks pretty sick. Hope they don't deem it "too Japanese" for a full release.

Posted by DonutFever

I'm still not sure what to make of this.

Posted by Turbo_Toaster

I AM INTRIGUE

Posted by glanesb

This game screams "Endurance Run"!! 
Edited by mutha3
@McSmunions said:

" no way is this coming to the states. sure it looks interesting and i'd like to play it, but no fucking way. "

You have that reversed my friend. 
 
Atlus has no qualms releasing a game like this in the states. This is  a pretty big project and the existence of a 360 version confirms it.
Posted by metalsnakezero

It's good that Atlus is doing something new and a way to get use to how to develop on the 360 and PS3. They got my money when it comes overseas.

Posted by MetalGearFlaccid

I do like Studio 4C, so I'll look forward to it.

Posted by Atomasist

Besides the crazy trailer, this picture made me sold.

Posted by Rourkey

Im on board

Posted by ImperiousRix

This game looks nuts. 
I totally want to play it.

Posted by cap123

anime is for jerking

Posted by dudeglove

The vid's a bit fucked up.

Posted by JackSukeru

Ha ha, he's digging into his underwear @ 0:57.  Hadn't noticed that before. 
 
I'm really interested to see gameplay, I'm guessing puzzle platformer right now.

Posted by TripMasterMunky

That 2d art in 3d style looks amazing.

Posted by yyZiggurat

Sex in video games.  Someone think of the children.

Posted by Raven_Sword

This is probaly the most japanese thing ive seen in 3 days.  
Posted by Crushed

Atlus localizes pretty much everything they develop. The last major game they DIDN'T release here was Persona 2: Innocent Sin (and they did release the second half, P2: Eternal Punishment, here later).
 
And it's got a 360 version. That's pretty much confirmation of a Western release.

Posted by Olivaw

This game looks M-rated as fuck.
 
I don't know if the Giant Bomb crew could do an Endurance Run of a game like this, at least without a huge disclaimer before every video.

Posted by Sweep

PERSONA!!! 

 
Er... I mean... Sold!
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Posted by Vager


 Reminds me of a meme...
Posted by Binman88

Turns out he was fucking a sheep all along. It was a kinda Shallow Hal thing going on - he saw a hot lady, but everyone else saw the sheep.

Posted by Bocam
@Olivaw said:
" This game looks M-rated as fuck. I don't know if the Giant Bomb crew could do an Endurance Run of a game like this, at least without a huge disclaimer before every video. "
Both endurance runs were M-rated games
Posted by ESWAT

Bitches and whores… and sheep?

Posted by anbumakura

I'm going to be so bummed if this doesn't make it to the U.S.  It looks to be pretty interesting.

Posted by Supermarius

The 360 release of this game could mean that its likely to get ported or, it could just be atlus testing their multi-console HD engine before getting to work on persona 5.  In any case I think this makes a 360 release for Persona 5 alot more likely, barring any money-hatting on sony's part.

Posted by McSmunions
@mutha3 said:
" @McSmunions said:

" no way is this coming to the states. sure it looks interesting and i'd like to play it, but no fucking way. "

You have that reversed my friend.   Atlus has no qualms releasing a game like this in the states. This is  a pretty big project and the existence of a 360 version confirms it. "
okay, i'll admit the 360 version did send up a red flag. but what about that Level 5 game, ninokuni? i have a hard time believing Catherine will come out here when there's been no date for that game. i hope i'm wrong on both fronts.
Posted by bonbolapti

it looked interesting till about halfway through when I became skeptic

Posted by JayCee

yo yo yo, yo yo yo yo YO

Posted by Eribuster

While I am always appreciative of seeing more Studio 4 Degrees Celsius animation, I wonder if it's necessary when the polygons and cel-shading look so good. Oh well, I guess there are still somethings they would rather do with FMVs than in-engine.

Posted by MisterMouse

so endurance run if it comes stateside?!?!?!

Posted by Glak

That was really weird............ 
Sheep men................
I'm excited simply because it's Atlus, and this coming to the 360 means there's a chance that P5 could end up on the 360 too

Posted by mutha3
@McSmunions said:
" @mutha3 said:
" @McSmunions said:

" no way is this coming to the states. sure it looks interesting and i'd like to play it, but no fucking way. "

You have that reversed my friend.   Atlus has no qualms releasing a game like this in the states. This is  a pretty big project and the existence of a 360 version confirms it. "
okay, i'll admit the 360 version did send up a red flag. but what about that Level 5 game, ninokuni? i have a hard time believing Catherine will come out here when there's been no date for that game. i hope i'm wrong on both fronts. "
Level 5 isn't Atlus, dude.
 
Atlus has released pretty much every single internally developed game its made since 2000 onwards. Some of thos games, like Persona 3, have you summoning dick monsters by shooting a teenage representation of yourself in the head over and over.
Posted by Parsnip

Hello Spike Spiegel.

Edited by Franstone

Gotta love when people rap in another language besides English... 
Always entertaining. 
 
I'll never get back that 2 minutes and 30 seconds...  *sigh*
Posted by devil232

ya

Posted by JarenFace

This is not P5, but my hype meter is extremely high- especially after his P3P cameo.
 
P3P spoilers:
 

Posted by Sammo21

Looks cool but I want a Ps3 Persona!!!!
 
 
......... !

Edited by benjaebe

Really glad there's a lot of hype for this title. Hopefully with all the coverage surrounding it Atlus will localize it.

Posted by IamNOTatalkingpony
@Outerface:
Holy crap I was just thinking that! 
 
Appearantly the voice of the MC is the same as Spike as well as looking like him!
Posted by McSmunions
@mutha3 said:
Level 5 isn't Atlus, dude.  Atlus has released pretty much every single internally developed game its made since 2000 onwards. Some of thos games, like Persona 3, have you summoning dick monsters by shooting a teenage representation of yourself in the head over and over. "
 
haha, yea you have a point. well now i actually have to anticipate this game instead of just casting it aside like all those other cool "never gonna release here" games.
Posted by I_smell

lol this shit is so Atlus.
 
The art style in-game looks GREAT, I kinda wish they'd cut the 2D out all together.
Well I would wish that if the 3D animation was any good. It's allways a shame when they do that.

Edited by awesomeusername

What the hell did I just watch?! Another game with boobs? And why don't they include Demon Souls in the games Atlus made?

Posted by OmegaPirate

That was kinda Hawt - and batshit insane, and now i really wanna see what the fuck that game is about! 
May have to get P3P in order to brush up :D