Catherine set for July release?

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#1 Posted by ChrisTaran (1605 posts) -

 http://www.siliconera.com/2011/02/28/gamestopeb-games-list-catherine-for-july-26th-2011/
 
Siliconera did a little digging and had a source from Gamestop (as well as evidence in their database) let slip that Catherine is set for a tentative July 26 release date.
 
One would expect the announcement to come in the near future.

#2 Posted by RE_Player1 (7560 posts) -

One would expect an announcement. 

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#3 Posted by Chris2KLee (2335 posts) -

I think E3 might be a good time for an announcement. If it doesn't show up then, I'd bet on a late 2011 release.

#4 Posted by perilator666 (452 posts) -

Gamestop eh? I won't get my hopes up.

#5 Posted by mutha3 (4985 posts) -

From videogameplus: 


 
 Look for a Big Atlus announcement tomorrow that's all we can say at the moment.

#6 Posted by Nux (2356 posts) -

So then what is all the stuff about Atlus haveing no plans to bring Catherine over here anytime soon about?
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#7 Posted by Animasta (14691 posts) -

Gamestop often puts up not correct dates, by the way.
 
it'd be super cool though, a day after my birthday :D

#8 Posted by MattyFTM (14383 posts) -

Websites like Gamestop put up placeholder dates all the time. They aren't even remotely grounded in reality, they just make them up.

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#9 Edited by mutha3 (4985 posts) -
@MattyFTM said:

" Websites like Gamestop put up placeholder dates all the time. They aren't even remotely grounded in reality, they just make them up. "

Yeah, but Gamestop isn't the only one who's been putting up July 26th as a release date. This is like the 4th site already,
 
Besides, Atlus has been very unsubtle with their hints about localizing this game the past week towards people on their mailing lists. I wouldn't be surprised if this turned out to be true.

 @Nux said:

" So then what is all the stuff about Atlus haveing no plans to bring Catherine over here anytime soon about? "

 The same thing its been from the start: 

A stock PR response.
#10 Posted by MikeGosot (3227 posts) -
@mutha3 said:
" From videogameplus: 


 
 Look for a Big Atlus announcement tomorrow that's all we can say at the moment.

"
Tomorrow? Mañana? Amanhã? WOW! Awesome.
#11 Posted by EuanDewar (4908 posts) -

If this is true its the quickest U-Turn in videogames, what was it like 5 days ago they said there was no plans for a release outside of Japan?
 
Thats a pretty large jump from "We have no plans to do it." to "Its happening, and in a few months."

#12 Edited by mutha3 (4985 posts) -
@EuanDewar: Actually, its even quicker then you think. The mail where they teased an announcement was literally sent the day after the PR statement.
 
I don't think the PR statement was truthful, though.
#13 Posted by Morridin (75 posts) -

Would be grand if we'll be getting this game over here as well asap.
To be honest, I haven't really looked at any of the vids, because I want to experience the full unblemished unspoiled ride :)

#14 Posted by Caligula (174 posts) -

I seriously doubt "we" (being the US) will see this game anytime soon. They have said that there are no plans for bringing it over here. And GameStop is not a reliable source, never come with GameStop news unless you are making a joke. Don't get me wrong I would love to see this game over here. But America is easily confused by games like this and the Japanese know it. So it's highly doubtful we will see this any time soon. But one can always hope.

#15 Edited by mutha3 (4985 posts) -

I don't wanna sound like a broken record...but:
  @Caligula:
@mutha3 said:

" From videogameplus: 


 
 Look for a Big Atlus announcement tomorrow that's all we can say at the moment.

"




 And some other stuff I don't feel like digging up. Its not even a question of "if" anymore.
 
And Atlus JP has very little sway over Atlus USA.
#16 Posted by Sayishere (1840 posts) -

i want to play this game

#17 Posted by Animasta (14691 posts) -
@mutha3:  Case in point, Zeno Clash XBLA, Rock of Ages, Trine 2... Demon's Souls. They've published a bunch of games that the JP Atlus probably didn't actually publish themselves.
#18 Posted by Dizzyhippos (1433 posts) -
@Chris2KLee said:
" I think E3 might be a good time for an announcement. If it doesn't show up then, I'd bet on a late 2011 release. "
Might be a animecon announcement as well thats where they announced P4
#19 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19334 posts) -
@mutha3: What other sites have been listing July 26th as Catherine's release date? So far, I've only been seeing people refer to GameStop when they talk about its possible release date and that's probably just a placeholder date. 
#20 Posted by mutha3 (4985 posts) -
@FluxWaveZ said:
" @mutha3: What other sites have been listing July 26th as Catherine's release date? So far, I've only been seeing people refer to GameStop when they talk about its possible release date and that's probably just a placeholder date.  "
EBgames had it listed as 26th as well. Along with a sketchy site who's name I can't remember.
 
I guess, we'll see tomorrow!
#21 Posted by DonutFever (3551 posts) -
@mutha3 said:
" @FluxWaveZ said:
" @mutha3: What other sites have been listing July 26th as Catherine's release date? So far, I've only been seeing people refer to GameStop when they talk about its possible release date and that's probably just a placeholder date.  "
EBgames had it listed as 26th as well. Along with a sketchy site who's name I can't remember.  I guess, we'll see tomorrow! "
I hope so.
#22 Posted by Yanngc33 (4496 posts) -

Didn't Atlus publicly come out and state that no release was planned in the US ? http://beefjack.com/news/atlus-no-plans-for-catherine-in-north-america/

#23 Edited by Animasta (14691 posts) -
@Yanngc33 said:

" Didn't Atlus publicly come out and state that no release was planned in the US ? http://beefjack.com/news/atlus-no-plans-for-catherine-in-north-america/ "

that's just a boilerplate statement from a PR guy when they aren't sure yet, and it's fairly obvious they plan to at this point, especially since there was some big atlus news coming tomorrow.
#24 Posted by Yanngc33 (4496 posts) -
@mutha3: Oh did not know that, I'm suddenly very excited :D
#25 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19334 posts) -
@mutha3 said:
" EBgames had it listed as 26th as well. Along with a sketchy site who's name I can't remember.  I guess, we'll see tomorrow! "
EB Games = GameStop. They're both the same thing. And that sketchy site probably took the date from the possibly placeholder GameStop/EB Games sites. For all we know, tomorrow could be an announcement for a P2P release in North America.
#26 Posted by MooseyMcMan (10994 posts) -

I'll believe it when I see it. I doubt this is so. 

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#27 Posted by Klaptos (182 posts) -

Hmmmm....*fingers crossed*

#28 Edited by mutha3 (4985 posts) -
@FluxWaveZ said:

" @mutha3 said:
For all we know, tomorrow could be an announcement for a P2P release in North America. "

Yeah, no.
 
Atlus USA, rarely , if ever announces its games prior to release date in Japan(especially not two months prior like would be the case here) and when you add in the part where they've have been teasing Catherine very unsubtly for the past week or so......yeaaaaaaahhhhhhhh.
I wouldn't bet on it.
 
I'd be a lot more worried about P2P coming out then Catherine.....not that I would be worried.
#29 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19334 posts) -
@mutha3: Sure, but there are always exceptions to the rules. And that still doesn't dismiss the possibility of July 26th, 2011 being a placeholder release date.
#30 Posted by mutha3 (4985 posts) -
@FluxWaveZ said:

" @mutha3: Sure, but there are always exceptions to the rules.

 Is there? I can honestly not remember a single SMT game announced prior to its release date with exception of one with very extraordinary circumstances(Persona 4)
 


And that still doesn't dismiss the possibility of July 26th, 2011 being a placeholder release date. "

Nah, you're probably right about that, but that tidbit of info is unrelated to the impending announcement tomorrow. No way in hell do we get to hear about Persona 2 Portable tomorrow. Especially when you factor in the emails we've been getting.
 
Hell, SOMEONE QUOTE ME ON WHAT I JUST SAID AND POINT AND LAUGH AT ME IF I'M PROVEN WRONG(i won't be)
#31 Posted by phantomzxro (1576 posts) -
@Caligula said:
" I seriously doubt "we" (being the US) will see this game anytime soon. They have said that there are no plans for bringing it over here. And GameStop is not a reliable source, never come with GameStop news unless you are making a joke. Don't get me wrong I would love to see this game over here. But America is easily confused by games like this and the Japanese know it. So it's highly doubtful we will see this any time soon. But one can always hope. "
I would not throw it out so easy. That was just PR talk they are trained to deny deny deny until an announcement is made. I still don't think it will be that early as July unless they been working on the us release from the start. i would expect it next year some time.
#32 Posted by raiz265 (2239 posts) -
@mutha3 said:
" @FluxWaveZ said:
" @mutha3: What other sites have been listing July 26th as Catherine's release date? So far, I've only been seeing people refer to GameStop when they talk about its possible release date and that's probably just a placeholder date.  "
EBgames had it listed as 26th as well. Along with a sketchy site who's name I can't remember.  I guess, we'll see tomorrow! "
isn't EBgames just the canadian version of gamestop or something like that? 
 
anyway, i'm quite sure they actually are the same company, so no surprise there
#33 Posted by karatetron (692 posts) -

Hooray!

#34 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19334 posts) -
@mutha3 said:
" @FluxWaveZ said:

" @mutha3: Sure, but there are always exceptions to the rules.

 Is there? I can honestly not remember a single SMT game announced prior to its release date with exception of one with very extraordinary circumstances(Persona 4)"
I'm talking generally and not about a specific ATLUS case. It's not because that's how they always did it that it'll always be like that, 100%, in the future. And I wasn't stating P2P as if that's what I believed that was going to happen. I was giving a possibility of what could happen. The announcement could be a few things other than a North American Catherine release date. Personally, I believe that's what it is, but I won't be surprised if it's something else.
#35 Posted by Simulacrum (462 posts) -

Please let this be true. *Crosses fingers*

#36 Edited by Sanj (2387 posts) -

 I will make sweet love to everyone in this thread if this turns out to be true.    

#37 Posted by DonutFever (3551 posts) -
@Sanj said:
" I will make sweet love to everyone in this thread if this turns out to be true.  "
Everyone?
#38 Posted by Catolf (2653 posts) -
@DonutFever said:
" @Sanj said:
" I will make sweet love to everyone in this thread if this turns out to be true.  "
Everyone? "
I got first dibs dammit!
#39 Posted by Pepsiman (2472 posts) -
@mutha3: Obviously everyone here is all wrong. Tomorrow's announcement is going to have the world premiere announcement for another Devil Children game, as well as a sequel to Imagine. Oh, and most importantly, they're going to localize SMT: Nine because why not? BET ON IT.
#40 Posted by benjaebe (2783 posts) -

I'd love for a Catherine announcement. Like...really love it.

#41 Posted by MikeGosot (3227 posts) -
@Pepsiman said:
" @mutha3: Obviously everyone here is all wrong. Tomorrow's announcement is going to have the world premiere announcement for another Devil Children game, as well as a sequel to Imagine. Oh, and most importantly, they're going to localize SMT: Nine because why not? BET ON IT. "
Localize NINE!? Are you crazy? They're going to announce the sequel, TEN!
#42 Posted by Pepsiman (2472 posts) -
@MikeGosot: I had to say NINE because of NDAs that I'm bound to, but now that the cat is out of the bag, yes, it's actually SMT: TEN! You heard it here first! Spread the word around! This is going to be such a bombshell of announcement that everything coming out of E3 will absolutely pale in comparison!
 
Oh, and also those awesome Persona cell phone games are gonna get localized and released for iOS and Android. Now, you too can play mediocre platformers starring Aigis and learn the origin story behind her bow!
#43 Posted by MikeGosot (3227 posts) -
@Pepsiman: And Super Mara World. Don't forget Super Mara World.
#44 Posted by mutha3 (4985 posts) -
@Pepsiman said:
" @MikeGosot:
Now, you too can play mediocre platformers starring Aigis and learn the origin story behind her bow! "
OH MAN FUCK THIS SHIT
 
IM OFF TO MAKE A THREAD FOR THE REAL GOTY 2011
#45 Posted by LiquidPrince (15942 posts) -

10 days after my birthday. At least it's a couple months out so I don't have to feel bad about picking up my Japanese version.

#46 Posted by Pepsiman (2472 posts) -
@MikeGosot: Super Mara World was actually cancelled recently. I'm not supposed to talk about this either, but since word will leak out from some other members of the development team soon enough, I doubt I'll get in trouble for it. In its wake, however, will be Super Mara Galaxy, taking the critically acclaimed platforming antics of everybody's favorite phallic demon and bringing it to outer space! It should be out in stores this holiday season.
 
@mutha3: Damn straight! Doesn't this stuff just look like it comes from a winner!?

 An origin story as classic as time itself! Batman ain't got nothing on this!
#47 Posted by Underachiever007 (2468 posts) -
@zoskia said:
" Gamestop eh? I won't get my hopes up. "
#48 Posted by MikeGosot (3227 posts) -
@Pepsiman: Please tell me the game is going to have a special Wiimote if you preorder it...
#49 Posted by natetodamax (19205 posts) -

It would be awesome to see it released in the US so soon. I played the demo and found the game rather intriguing.

#50 Posted by InfiniteGeass (2054 posts) -

I only accept hard evidence before I believe something to be true. I'm sure it will be released here eventually though.

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