Deep Silver To Publish
Atlus' sexy, scary and thoroughly twisted Catherine has been a bone of contention for months since a European distributor simply hadn't stepped forward (despite a successful Japanese and scheduled US release). However, after announcing yesterday that they were seeking a European partner, Atlus' US twitter account delivered the following coy missive.
#Catherine is getting her passport in order... #whatcouldthismean
Ooh, you big tease. Hours later, though, Deep Silver confirmed that they would be taking on the role of European publisher - and that Catherine is headed to "multiplatform consoles" in PAL territories. We'll keep you posted about the release date when we hear it, and we have a few more details below.
In the press release, both Atlus and Deep Silver convey their excitement about the move; stating that Catherine will be an entirely unique and original experience that's quite unlike anything on UK shelves.
We are very proud to be able to publish Catherine in all PAL territories as a Deep Silver game. Catherine is something new, fresh and exciting; unlike anything else in the gaming world – a unique mixture of genres. This agreement proves once again that games published under the Deep Silver label are not ‘more of the same’, ‘run of the mill’ productions. - Klemens Kundratitz, Deep Silver CEO
Catherine’s unprecedented exploration of the psychology and horrors of commitment and relationships, its breathtaking visual design, and its frantic action-adventure/puzzle gameplay make for a thought-provoking, entertaining experience that cannot be missed. - Shinichi Suzuki, President and CEO of ATLUS/Index Digital Media, Inc
You'd better believe that we've got our eyes on this one.