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Atlus releases its own Catherine unboxing video

Proving that there's nothing The Man won't take away from you if he thinks it'll make him a buck, Atlus has released its own take on that last bastion of consumer expression, the unboxing video. Unveiling everything Catherine superfans will be able to look forward to if they shell out for the game's “Love is Over” Deluxe Edition, Atlus' Aram Jabbari beats buyers to the punch with an unboxing clip filmed before the game's even hit shelves. How fortunate, then, that the clip's commentary manages to be considerably more entertaining than any reedy-voiced home clip you ever did see.


Beginning with what's sure to induce apoplexy in anyone actually planning to spend $80 on the collection, Jabbari just out and takes a razor-bladed box-cutter to the edition's plastic-wrap. But relax! He's just showing you how to do it. Charmingly keeping the back of the box obscured in a long-shot – out of concern for spoiling the plot of this seven-minute clip – Jabbari proceeds to detail and flaunt the edition's pizza box, boxer shorts, t-shirt, pillowcase, soundtrack cd, art book (in English and French), and (we're getting down to the dregs here) game disc and full-color manual. That's an awful lot of doodads to seal up in plastic bags and never touch for fear of reducing the collector-value with your grubby little videogame hands!

The package will be in stores come July 25, and the soundtrack and art book go to anyone who pre-orders any edition of the game. Will you be among the recipients of this plethora of goodies?

Jul 19, 2011

14 comments

  • ensabahnur - July 21, 2011 2:12 a.m.

    Hate to say it, but i want this more now than before.
  • F4G1TR0N - July 20, 2011 4:39 p.m.

    I already preordered this and plan to sleep with my pillow EVERY NIGHT
  • FirLocke - July 20, 2011 1:53 p.m.

    A pizza box is so much better than some weak ass figurines. Go Atlus! The most creative people in the gaming world :P I'm totally going to import this.
  • Crypto140 - July 20, 2011 12:21 p.m.

    I want it! But I cant just shell out $80 or $100 to everyday that flaunts a special edition (Uncahrted 3, Batman Arkham City)
  • MancisFrorkYorgan - July 20, 2011 11:41 a.m.

    It seems that the Atlus team actually put a lot of thought into what to include with the Catherine special edition. Obviously, Atlus cares about its fans. If only Atlus cared about its European fans...
  • jackthemenace - July 20, 2011 8:52 a.m.

    I think I'm in love with it <
  • quincytheodore - July 20, 2011 7:39 a.m.

    I understand art book, shirt or boxer, but why is pillowcase trending (esp in Japan/Asia)? When I went to trading forum to get a shirt, they sold a bunch of those pillowcases, mostly the real life size anime/game characters in compromising positions. Weirrddd...
  • el_kazzanova - July 20, 2011 4:55 a.m.

    Im planning to spend the $80 on the collection, why do you ask? i've been waiting on this game ever since it was revealed in japan, dont you think thats enough devotion for this game? whats a mere $20 dollars bill in front of my devotion huh? Heck, i would have paid a $100 to have it sooner.
  • ChiChiRocket - July 20, 2011 4:24 a.m.

    I'm still on the fence with this ever since the review of the JP version. I'm sure I'll get it eventually, but it probably won't be a day-one purchase. Also, improper use of "it's" in the title.
  • Tymiegie - July 20, 2011 4:02 a.m.

    That actually was, without a doubt, the best unboxing video I have ever seen. He has a really soothing voice. I suddenly have the urge to watch more people take things out of their packaging.
  • xAlbireo6972x - July 20, 2011 3:37 a.m.

    I am getting the Deluxe Edition, got it pre-ordered already. Had a gift card to pay it off.
  • CongratulagentAgentTHEAgentAntista - July 20, 2011 3:15 a.m.

    I would have loved the deluxe edition but 20 bucks for a shirt and pair of boxers that are far too big for me just isn't worth it. At least I get the soundtrack!
  • Demoneyes - July 20, 2011 2:05 a.m.

    DEM SHORTS. This game will be one of the next big hits.
  • Thequestion 121 - July 20, 2011 2:04 a.m.

    I want this deluxe edition so bad now!

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