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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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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.    
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Posted by alexfase

ya!

Edited by leebmx

wow  
 
So so close!

Posted by dvdhaus

This looks like it'll be awesome

Posted by Cerogravian

This has my interest. Greatly.

Real good to see that they're aiming for both ps3 and the 360 as well!

Posted by ricetopher

WHAT THE HELL DID I JUST WATCH?!?

Posted by Waffles13

I don't know what to say.
 
Also, this is not Persona 5.

Posted by Venatio

Don't really know how to respond to this game, glad to see that Atlus is finally making HD games but I really want Persona 5 to come out on PS3 as soon as possible

The look of this game is pretty amazing and it looks really weird, I hope they release it in other territories soon after Japan gets it

Posted by Hef

"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:" 
 
...No, don't tell me the furries got to Jeff too
 
NOOOOOOO

Posted by Mysterysheep

 Apparently, the main character made a cameo in P3P. Looks strange and interesting. 

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Posted by JesperC

This just looks.... Wierd

Posted by Kowalczyk

Crazy dream animals wearing ties... I'm in!

Posted by Daveyo520

I like how the graphics are 3d versions of the animation.

Posted by Nick

Woah looks cool.
Posted by MasturbatingBear

1,2,3. jesus christ.

Posted by DukeTogo

Let's see how committed Atlus is to bring this to the West.  I'm guessing no.

Posted by Deusoma

Well, it's certainly fucked enough to be an Atlus game.

Posted by danpat177

NAKED LADYS 
CREEPY ANIMALS 
SEX 
yep thats Japan 

Posted by ZagZagovich

Studio 4C does the animation so I'll have to get this.

Posted by Pkshields

Sure Atlus, I don't know where your going but I'll come along.

Edited by ateatree

Am I wrong in taking a hint from the "Nocturne" that pops up early in the video? I expect it's related to the SMT of the same title. Let's hope getting it across the seas goes well.

Posted by Mister_Snig

No fucking clue what's going on here. None. But I want it.

Posted by fugie7

i burst into laughter when that guy started to turn into a sheep. but anyways the game looks interesting, i hope it comes here in the U.S.

Posted by Hamz

Looks really interesting.
 
I can't wait to have to deal with the infinite amount of "Catherine for next Endurance Run!" topics now :(

Posted by JA050N
@ZagZagovich: yep, even if for some reason the game sucks, the art is going to look great
Posted by ZmillA

maybe want

Posted by paulunga

Studio 4°C is working on this too? Holy shit, YES!!

Posted by Chris2KLee

I guess as a reward for their work on Persona 4, they let the team do their full on crazy game. This looks like pure madness. I WANT IT.

Posted by RE_Player1

It's not Persona 5 so I couldn't care less. 

Posted by fentonalpha

Wow Jeff.... just wow.  Perhaps a cold shower is in order over at GB studios.

Posted by phrosnite

"For a cartoon lady, Catherine is pretty hot." ?
Most cartoon/anime ladies are hot... or that's just me...

Posted by Vorbis

I expect Jack Frost, a weird soundtrack and crazy sexual undertones.

Posted by Asrahn
@ricetopher said:
" WHAT THE HELL DID I JUST WATCH?!? "
Posted by Landon

Don't know what's going on, but I want this.

Posted by BulletStorm

So wait - am I right in thinking that this is a Persona Spin-Off?

Posted by Nytrik
@ricetopher said:
" WHAT THE HELL DID I JUST WATCH?!? "
Exactly.

I think I'm interested? Or scared, not entirely sure. 
Posted by DeadMonkeys

YO YO YO YO YO YO YO YO YO YO YO

Posted by ShadowKing7

I'm not sure what I just watched, but I am extremely interested in this.
Posted by Brake

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.
 
And by games like this I mean WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON?

Posted by IamNOTatalkingpony

@Hamz:
I'm ashamed to say I took part in one of those threads, sorry man. 
  
Regarding the game, the people who are making it are awsome, it looks awsome, it sounds awsome, consider me hyped!

Posted by InfiniteGeass

Yet again I have to say that I'm really interested in this and really hope it gets localized here someday. I'd really like to play it.

Posted by triple07

I really hope this game comes out here.

Posted by Scrumdidlyumptious

Endurance Run

Edited by Chibi_Kaji
@DukeTogo said:

" Let's see how committed Atlus is to bring this to the West.  I'm guessing no. "

They'll bring it over. But sadly we'll probably have to wait a year or so for it . 
 
I'm with Jeff on this one.  Catherine is pretty hot... for a cartoon.
Posted by Livebythesword

SHEEEEEPPPPLLLLEEEEEEE....

Posted by Althox

Hmm, interesting. Might be something to buy later on.

Posted by crusader8463

This might be the first console game I buy in years.

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Posted by Meteora

What the fuck...? 
 
Strangely enough, this trailer makes me want the game.

Posted by Flappy

Bring this over to the states and Atlus can have my money.

Posted by RagingLion

I'm taking a wild guess that Atlus are experimenting making a full 3D game with this game and honing their skills so that they can make sure they do Persona 5 (which is their marque series) right.
 
Have to admit that trailer looks really really interesting.  It has style to spare.  I'd be intrigued to learn about the overall storyline and themes it explores even if I never play it.