Team Catherine on Love Triangles,Bust Sizes, and Foreign Interest

#1 Edited by thehexeditor (1404 posts) -
#2 Posted by Gamer_152 (14113 posts) -

An interesting read. Who would have ever guessed that there was a possibility this could have been a war-themed game?

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#3 Edited by thehexeditor (1404 posts) -
@Gamer_152:  INdeed, but love is a battlefield (lawl). I would also love to see a scan of the design document that had Yukiko as a visual placeholder for Catherine .
#4 Posted by Oldirtybearon (4899 posts) -

My interest in Catherine stems from it appearing to be wildly different than much of what I've played before. I'm interested and willing to give them money. 
 
So... any news on a NA release?

#5 Posted by thehexeditor (1404 posts) -
@KingWilly:  The observation and acknowledgment of foreign interest makes a western release all the more likely.
#6 Posted by Meteora (5787 posts) -

Given the surprising foreign interest in this game (I have heartedly suspect it was because of GB, but hey that might just be me), I'm hoping that the developer will pick up note and port the game over to North America.

#7 Posted by Animasta (14731 posts) -
@Meteora said:
" Given the surprising foreign interest in this game (I have heartedly suspect it was because of GB, but hey that might just be me), I'm hoping that the developer will pick up note and port the game over to North America. "
they wouldn't bother with a 360 version if they weren't going to port it, so...
 
also I like the fact that apparently they haven't seen much horror stuff, even though some of the stuff in those trailers is creepy to the MAX (not the sex stuff that is)
#8 Posted by Meteora (5787 posts) -
@Laketown: That is quite true. We should be seeing this game in NA if they bother releasing the game on the 360.
#9 Posted by thehexeditor (1404 posts) -
@Meteora:  I wonder what an Adult's Only rating would do to Catherine's exposure here in the states- would it pique people's interest or drive them away or both? I really don't think the game should be AO but hey- nipples are worse than gore and shit around here. I know I'm beating a dead horse by bringing this up but it's still relevant when talking 'bout a western release.
#10 Posted by kingclaw (757 posts) -
@thehexeditor said:
" @Meteora:  I wonder what an Adult's Only rating would do to Catherine's exposure here in the states- would it pique people's interest or drive them away or both? I really don't think the game should be AO but hey- nipples are worse than gore and shit around here. I know I'm beating a dead horse by bringing this up but it's still relevant when talking 'bout a western release. "
Sony and MS don't alow AO rated games on their consoles.
#11 Edited by thehexeditor (1404 posts) -
@kingclaw:  Really?! News to me O_O Nevermind >_>
edit: @Laketown: Ah yes, you speak with the  voice of reason. What am I getting worried about? Of course it will come out here :)
#12 Posted by Animasta (14731 posts) -
@thehexeditor said:
" @Meteora:  I wonder what an Adult's Only rating would do to Catherine's exposure here in the states- would it pique people's interest or drive them away or both? I really don't think the game should be AO but hey- nipples are worse than gore and shit around here. I know I'm beating a dead horse by bringing this up but it's still relevant when talking 'bout a western release. "
it's definitely not, from what I can tell it's alot of implied shots of sex and that's pretty much it. Haven't played the game, but it didn't even get the highest Japanese rating, so I wouldn't think it's going to be higher then M.
#13 Posted by W0lfbl1tzers (1789 posts) -

Color me intrigued. 

#14 Posted by Lemoncookie01 (1642 posts) -

What do I put my credit card into so this game will be localized faster?

#15 Posted by Meteora (5787 posts) -
@thehexeditor said:
" @Meteora:  I wonder what an Adult's Only rating would do to Catherine's exposure here in the states- would it pique people's interest or drive them away or both? I really don't think the game should be AO but hey- nipples are worse than gore and shit around here. I know I'm beating a dead horse by bringing this up but it's still relevant when talking 'bout a western release. "
@kingclaw said:
" @thehexeditor said:
" @Meteora:  I wonder what an Adult's Only rating would do to Catherine's exposure here in the states- would it pique people's interest or drive them away or both? I really don't think the game should be AO but hey- nipples are worse than gore and shit around here. I know I'm beating a dead horse by bringing this up but it's still relevant when talking 'bout a western release. "
Sony and MS don't alow AO rated games on their consoles. "
AO isn't issued very often by the ESRB. The naked scene in GTA IV: The Lost and The Damned was rated M, among other titles that may come to mind that involves sex or nudity (Mass Effect as a brief example). 
 
Apparently on Wikipedia both Sony and Nintendo do not allow AO rating games, though Microsoft does not explicitly state whether or not they allow AO rated games.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Entertainment_Software_Rating_Board#Restricted_ratings
 
I think I recalled a few games being released as AO on the 360... but I'm not sure. Either way, AO isn't issued very often.
#16 Posted by Shirogane (3582 posts) -

Yargh....playing this in Jap would be horrible... 
Katherine and Catherine? Oh...poor poor people... 
Though i guess that might be part of the game...
#17 Posted by dietmango (1667 posts) -

My interest in this game has been piqued even further. Now what's left is the eventual NA localization, probably sometime next year. They'll bring it over here...right? Right?

#18 Posted by sagesebas (1981 posts) -

Looks cool

#19 Posted by Shadow (4988 posts) -

I gotta say, despite liking past Atlas products in general, I'm totally uninterested in this

#20 Posted by Catolf (2653 posts) -
@Shadow said:
" I gotta say, despite liking past Atlas products in general, I'm totally uninterested in this "
really? Why is that?
#21 Edited by Jazz (2322 posts) -

Am I the only one who finds the older Katherine more attractive? It may be my Misa Hayase infatuation again....

#22 Posted by Mcfart (1729 posts) -
@Lemoncookie01 said:
" What do I put my credit card into so this game will be localized faster? "
This.
#23 Posted by Tactical_Kill (1695 posts) -

This game is looking more and more interesting everytime I see it. Can't wait

#24 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19388 posts) -
@Meteora said:

" (I have heartedly suspect it was because of GB, but hey that might just be me) "


We're definitely not the only userbase that has been generally excited for this game since its announcement. 
 

Hashino said that while what we've seen thus far has been more on the erotic side, they're going to start sharing the "horror taste" visuals from here on out.

 
Awesome. 
 
This commentary has removed any doubts I had of the game being released in North America eventually.  I just hope the English version isn't too far off.
#25 Posted by Mcfart (1729 posts) -

The Shin Megami Tensei games always had a cult fanbase in NA, and GB just added to what was already there. Persona 3-4 were fucking fantastic and made me an Atlas fan for life. I want Catherine.

#26 Posted by Yummylee (22587 posts) -

 lol brilliant
 
Also I'd see it as being too obvious... but I can least tell they're trying to give the illusion that one Catherine is what Vincent what's the real Katherine to be. Or in any case one of them has to be made up out of Vince's mind, or maybe all of them or maybe even he himself...am I even real?!? Aren't we all just a figment of Vincent's imagination!!
#27 Posted by MisterChief (832 posts) -

I'm not sure if this has been said but I would assume that Catherine is Vincent's current girlfriend and Katherine is his old girlfriend. Hence the old and new monikers to differentiate them.

#28 Posted by Dtat (1630 posts) -
@thehexeditor said:
" @Meteora:  I wonder what an Adult's Only rating would do to Catherine's exposure here in the states- would it pique people's interest or drive them away or both? I really don't think the game should be AO but hey- nipples are worse than gore and shit around here. I know I'm beating a dead horse by bringing this up but it's still relevant when talking 'bout a western release. "

Yeah AO ratings for sexual content. That's just ridiculous. In the immortal words of Ice-T: "There's no nudity in video games! They're not real people."
#29 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19388 posts) -
@MisterChief said:
" I'm not sure if this has been said but I would assume that Catherine is Vincent's current girlfriend and Katherine is his old girlfriend. Hence the old and new monikers to differentiate them. "
No.  Katherine is Vincent's current girlfriend who he cheats on with Catherine.  Apparently, Katherine is also pregnant with Vincent's baby.
#30 Posted by MisterChief (832 posts) -
@FluxWaveZ: That's not cool.
#31 Posted by Tesla (1945 posts) -

Cool read, I can't wait for this game.  I love those Persona guys (and girls).

#32 Posted by Jackel2072 (2280 posts) -
@kingclaw said:
" @thehexeditor said:
" @Meteora:  I wonder what an Adult's Only rating would do to Catherine's exposure here in the states- would it pique people's interest or drive them away or both? I really don't think the game should be AO but hey- nipples are worse than gore and shit around here. I know I'm beating a dead horse by bringing this up but it's still relevant when talking 'bout a western release. "
Sony and MS don't alow AO rated games on their consoles. "
and thats bull shit!
#33 Posted by kingclaw (757 posts) -

What's bullshit, sony and ms don't allowing AO games? Or my afirmation?

#34 Posted by eroticfishcake (7792 posts) -

Interesting read. I'm still clueless and what the actual gameplay will be though.

#35 Posted by wefwefasdf (6729 posts) -

Can't wait for the version I can understand!

#36 Posted by Brodehouse (10140 posts) -

Yo yo baby countin' the sheep

#37 Posted by Hailinel (25205 posts) -
@Jackel2072 said:
" @kingclaw said:
" @thehexeditor said:
" @Meteora:  I wonder what an Adult's Only rating would do to Catherine's exposure here in the states- would it pique people's interest or drive them away or both? I really don't think the game should be AO but hey- nipples are worse than gore and shit around here. I know I'm beating a dead horse by bringing this up but it's still relevant when talking 'bout a western release. "
Sony and MS don't alow AO rated games on their consoles. "
and thats bull shit! "
How so?  None of the console manufacturers allow AO titles on their platforms and are perfectly entitled to make that restriction.  And the vast majority of retailers don't offer the AO versions of PC titles because they, by policy, refuse to sell AO games for the same reason that they refuse to sell NC-17 films.
#38 Posted by HandsomeDead (11863 posts) -

They only ban AO games because places like Walmart won't stock them.

#39 Posted by zomgenius (56 posts) -

I'm so looking forward to when they release this in NA. (IF they release it in NA.) I hope that it won't get an AO rating and be shut down over here. I'm a huge fan of Atlus games, especially the Shin Megami Tensei ones, so this was big news when I first heard of it a while ago. I'm excited for it.

#40 Posted by benjaebe (2784 posts) -

Can't wait for it, as anyone could've probably guessed. Glad to hear more info on it.
Doubt it'll get banned or even censored in the US. Heavy Rain had nudity and sex, Saboteur had downloadable nudity, etc.
On the off chance it does, I can always import it. Region-free is a godsend.

#41 Posted by DonutFever (3540 posts) -
@Brodehouse said:
" Yo yo baby countin' the sheep "
#42 Edited by NickLott (793 posts) -

Atlus is far more likely to get a CERO Z rating for Catherine than they are for getting an AO rating from the ESRB. They should be more concerned about that. Also, I hear than SCE Japan is more conservative when it comes to nudity than SCEA or SCEE.  
 
And I think it's fantastic that the character is modeled on Vincent Gallo, I just hope he can find some place to take a piss. 

#43 Edited by Famov (768 posts) -


I'm having a difficult time telling if this is supposed to be glorified porn or just regular porn.

I'm not someone who randomly hates on games but I really wonder what the excitement's all about. The game is (so far) coasting on nothing other than a kinda sorta implication that there will be animated sex.

#44 Posted by DonutFever (3540 posts) -
@Famov: I think it's more about the pedigree of the developer, and those GODDAMN SHEEP.
#45 Posted by NickLott (793 posts) -
@Famov: Actually, I'm looking forward to the game because it's the first current generation game made by the Persona 3 & 4 team which are one of the few Japanese RPGs I can tolerate at this point. 
#46 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19388 posts) -
@Famov: If you consider this porn, I wonder what you consider actual porn.

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