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Catherine: Play the PS3/360 demo on July 12 OR watch it right now

Atlus has released a new “Nightmare” trailer and a batch of new screens to promote the upcoming release of the North American Catherine demo for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. But if you can’t wait till next week to sample the latest RPG from the Persona team, you can watch over 20 minutes of footage from the demo right now!

Check out our Full Access Preview for Catherine below. Cryptic hints about the game’s nightmare world, strange sheep, and underlying themes about marriage drummed up so much interest for the RPG that nearly everyone in GamesRadar’s office showed up to see the game in action when the Japanese demo released on PSN earlier this year.

We don’t expect the North American demo to differ much from the Japanese one in terms of content. However, Atlus has pointed out that next week’s demo will give players a chance to preview the English voice track.

 
Above: Catherine Japanese demo FAP

 
Above: Catherine’s “Nightmare” trailer


Above: The Catherine demo will show off the game’s “bold visual style and daring subject matter,” says Atlus


Above: We’ve also got a fresh batch of screens featuring lots of sexy sheep!

Catherine is scheduled to arrive on North American shores on July 26 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. GamesRadar’s import review for the Japanese version was not positive. Despite having high praise for Catherine’s coming-of-age story our review found that it just didn’t stand up as a game. But despite the cold reception, interest for Atlus’ Catherine still seems to be high. Will Catherine still be a day-one purchase for you? Or will you be waiting for more reviews before you decide whether you’re going to pick it up?

Jul 6, 2011 

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16 comments

  • codystovall - July 6, 2011 10:22 p.m.

    No I probably wont play it at all.
  • natehubes - July 6, 2011 10:23 p.m.

    I LOVE FAPS
  • Gorlack312 - July 6, 2011 10:36 p.m.

    What.....the fudge did I just watch!?!
  • DeifiedData - July 6, 2011 10:41 p.m.

    So awesome. More Atlus games in HD, please, even if they're remakes.
  • UsernameLoser - July 6, 2011 11:40 p.m.

    GIGGITY-GIGGITY-GOO! Quagmire would love this game.
  • therawski - July 6, 2011 11:58 p.m.

    AAAAAAAAAAKIIIIIIIIIIIRAAAAAAAAAA!!!!
  • scifly - July 7, 2011 3:55 a.m.

    I already got it pre-ordered. I love me some atlus.
  • EnigmaSpirit - July 7, 2011 5:24 a.m.

    Will you review the american version too?
  • Yeager1122 - July 7, 2011 5:52 a.m.

    Love the fap but the game was just confusing and not even because it was in japanese.
  • birdman1041 - July 7, 2011 7:34 a.m.

    GR's description of "an amazing story and a terrible game" on the import review is enough to make me wary. Thanks for the heads up. I got enough melodramatic narrative, albeit intriguing, paired with stifled and awkward gameplay from the much-lauded L.A. Noire. The FAP itself...well, it was nice to get a closer look at Catherine but...sorry guys, I love your site, but your joking and narration? Just annoying. On another note, kudos to GR readers for their consistently insightful comments. As an IGN refugee, I appreciate the absence of personal attacks and redundant inanities. Think I'll be waiting for more reviews.
  • jackthemenace - July 7, 2011 8:16 a.m.

    I really wish someone would pick this up for a european release. And if they ever do, Count me in for the special edition. As in, the one that comes with a pillow case and boxer shorts, packaged in a pizza box
  • Zeb364 - July 7, 2011 8:27 a.m.

    Awesome FAP, you guys made what was a pretty basic platformer into an incredibly interesting video. Also, great to hear TDar classic sound effect "Don't Cum!" making a return.
  • RicePuddingUK - July 7, 2011 9:05 a.m.

    This games about Sex and Sheep? Oh, this'll hit #1 Best selling game in Wales then.
  • Crypto140 - July 7, 2011 1:32 p.m.

    Now there is only one question: Xbox or PS3 cover?
  • Claymore65 - July 7, 2011 4:14 p.m.

    The story is simply too intriguing for me not to buy it...plus after Persona 3, Atlus became one of my favorite developers. I already pre-ordered it in face.
  • CoryM1134 - July 7, 2011 4:16 p.m.

    @birdman1041 I completely agree. I've been spending lots of time here over the last few months because there's considerably less nonsensical angry gibberish in the comments sections than on most gaming sites, especially the huge ones. That and the consistently entertaining stories and features that they keep putting out. @PicePuddingUK Well done. Very well done. So long as this game isn't complete crap, it's probably going to be the sole game I pick up this month. I always like to try out the weird stuff even if it's a little below par, if only to show the industry that somebody is willing to shell out the cash for non-traditional experiences. I can't wait to play the demo for myself next week.

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