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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 Osaladin

So... Rapelay, but backwards?

Posted by hagridore
Hope we get it!
Edited by ProfessorEss
@anbumakura said:

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

I would've just assumed it wouldn't be coming over here too except that, as others have said, there being a  360 version sure makes it seem like it's going to.
Posted by Ravenousrattler

after watching this, i really don't know how this will not become an endurance run.

Posted by SkullcrusherMountain

Doko wa joro desu ka?

Posted by squirtle_squad

I'm in

Posted by AndrewB

Will buy, and this makes me happy if only for the simple reason that there will be a 360 version, meaning that there's a chance Persona 5 will be multi-platform.

Online
Posted by blaakmawf

I'm into it.

Posted by Crushed
@awesomeusername said:
" What the hell did I just watch?! Another game with boobs? And why don't they include Demon Souls in the games Atlus made? "
Demon's Souls was made by From Software and published by Atlus in NA.
 
This is the first PS3/360 game that Atlus has actually developed themselves. This entire generation, in the 5 years since the 360 came out and 4 years since the PS3, they've only made handheld, PS2, and Wii games.
Posted by Zeik
@BulletStorm said:
" So wait - am I right in thinking that this is a Persona Spin-Off? "
It's not. In fact it doesn't seem to be part of the MegaTen franchise at all, it's an entirely new IP. It's just being developed by the same team who made P3/P4.
Posted by AuthenticM

Looks very interesting. On that note, 10$ that there won't be a single nipple or barenaked ass in the entire game, despite the fact that nudity has been creeping its way into games the last few years. Which would be a shame, considering the adult nature of the game. Here's hoping that I'm wrong.

Posted by buhssuht

now i gotta wait for gameplay trailer for next month

Posted by Catolf
@Zeik said:
" @BulletStorm said:
" So wait - am I right in thinking that this is a Persona Spin-Off? "
It's not. In fact it doesn't seem to be part of the MegaTen franchise at all, it's an entirely new IP. It's just being developed by the same team who made P3/P4. "
But he DID make an appearance in P3P as the man drinking alone under the same name. But these show him without the mole.
Posted by TooWalrus

I... don't think this is a game I'm interested in. Bummer.

Posted by Lemoncookie01

Get hype

Edited by Zeik
@Catolf: That was likely nothing more than a cameo advertisement for this game, it doesn't mean it has any connection to Persona. Trauma Center characters made cameos in Etrian Odyssey, but those games clearly have no connections.
 
 @drag: The game is supposed to be Cero C (15+) in Japan, so you are most likely correct.
Posted by Catolf
@Zeik:  Point, he did say in bright red "It has nothing to do with your problems" but still it gave a very nice easter egg into his past as he talked about cheating on his pregnant girlfriend, which i assume he did with Catherine.
Posted by endaround
@Catolf: Check the screenshots and you'll see everyone's favorite stuffed Bear.
Posted by Term

Definitely looking forward to this. I love surreal things, and having a heavy dream influence pretty much assures that.
 
Also, considering its CERO rating is only C, I doubt this will have anything "shockingly" erotic in it. Sex scenes with well placed camera angles is probably as far as it will go.

Posted by Cheesetruncheon

rated m for Mother fuckin' awesome.

Posted by sixpin

That song sounded a lot like M-Flo. I approve.
Trailer looked great. All kinds of insanity that I love from Atlus games. Looking forward to more coverage.

Posted by Catolf
@endaround:  Really?! Now I gotta look!
 
AH! I see him.. i can't believe I missed that.
 
@Cheesetruncheon said:
" rated m for Mother fuckin' awesome. "

This
Posted by destruktive

wow.
This is.. something

Posted by Jeffsekai

SEX

Posted by Kefkaesque

It looks crazy.
 
And I happen to be a big fan of crazy.

Posted by lordbazuco

This looks kinda badass actually. 

Posted by MetalGearSunny

What the fuck did I just watch?

Posted by Alphazero

Like the 2D / 3D animation style. Sheep are hot. 
 
What? 

Posted by awesomeusername
@Metal_Gear_Sunny:  
Same thing I said.
Posted by masterherocard

Wow, this makes perfect sense!
Edited by Seppli

Now that's the kind of freaky I'd dig. Maybe I really should go back and check out persona 3 & 4. Damn... ain't got a working pad for PS2 anymore and a non-compatible PS3. 
 
Shame on you - Sony - do PS2 software emulation already. Better than nothing. You damn well won't re-release every worthwhile game as a PS3 HD repolish. You know it's true.

Posted by Brodehouse

Wow.  Game looks effing crazy.
 
Since its by that team specifically, I'm expecting it to be sexy in a mature way rather than just sexy.  I don't know, I think that can help games a whole lot.  Movies and books have realistic depictions and discussions of sex... right now video games are still in the exploitive or fantasy zone.  Heavy Rain came close, but even then it was very Hollywood.

Posted by Sin4profit

I'm on board, looks interesting...where do i sign?

Posted by natetodamax

Looking forward to hearing more about this game.

Posted by DonutFever
@Brodehouse said:
" Wow.  Game looks effing crazy.  Since its by that team specifically, I'm expecting it to be sexy in a mature way rather than just sexy.  I don't know, I think that can help games a whole lot.  Movies and books have realistic depictions and discussions of sex... right now video games are still in the exploitive or fantasy zone.  Heavy Rain came close, but even then it was very Hollywood. "
I wouldn't get my hopes up after this trailer.
Posted by asian_pride

Other than the Bioshock Infinite reveal, this is the best news I've seen all year. Can't wait! :)

Posted by thehexeditor

 @Cheesetruncheon said:

" rated m for Mother fuckin' awesome. "

 Also rated AO for Awwwwwright, Ohhhhhyeaaaaahh
Posted by c1337us

That looks weird as hell so if it were released in English I would probably play it.

Posted by tonezB

Yo the main guy looks like Adachi with a 70's haircut to me.

Posted by Zidane_24

2:08 - That is one big-ass mouth.

Posted by rjayb89

NO CHIE, NO BUY.

Posted by Toidiedud

 He carries his pillow into an alternate dimension full of nightmarish creatures.

My respect for him just increased tenfold.    

Posted by ESREVER

I gotta say, I'm game just for that soundtrack. It was pretty beasty, especially that first track. 
 
This game looks rad. Hopefully we can get a localized version of this game. I don't care if the voices are in Japanese, as long as I get some subtitles and English text so I can read the menus and what not. 
 
 I <3 Atlus

Posted by Simulacrum

Do androids dream of anthropomorphic sheep?

Posted by phantomzxro

The game looks pretty interesting i would play it hope it comes over here, but what really is pretty cool is if they are testing the waters with an fully HD game like that  then the signs of persona 5 coming to ps3 and xbox is looking pretty good.
Posted by DonutFever
@Simulacrum said:
" Do androids dream of anthropomorphic sheep? "
Not just Androids.
Posted by RTSlord

not gonna lie, this looks f-ing crazy

Posted by ESREVER

I'm not gonna lie, I've replayed the video 6+ times just to hear the music... I will be getting the soundtrack for this game, for sure.

Posted by InTheEnd

WHAT DAH FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK?! My head just exploded.

Posted by LiquidPrince

Am I the only one who thought that looked awesome.