New Catherine gameplay details include texting, a drunkenness meter

Additional reporting by GamesRadar staff

Atlus has continued its all-too-insufficient morphine drip of information on Catherine with a few new gameplay details. The most recent update to the game’s official site is the first update to include details on anything remotely interactive.

The game’s protagonist, Vincent, can visit Stray Sheep, a neighborhood bar, where he’ll send and receive texts and e-mails from his friends and acquaintances. The player can choose how Vincent replies to these mails.

More recently, Famitsu posted some new information about the Vincent’s blood alcohol level. The meter on the left side of the screenshot below indicates his drunkenness. Getting drunk at Stray Sheep will speed up his dreams later that night, which is apparently a good thing (based on the look of that eye-boob monster, we'd say so).

Atlus has not yet announced North American or European release dates, but we hope that success in Japan will lead to a Western release, because Catherine looks to be brimming with a lovely brand of crazy. Eye-boob monster crazy.

Nov 17, 2010

[Sources: Catherine Official SiteAndriasang]




  • flang - November 19, 2010 12:13 a.m.

    Even if this were to make it to North America (doubtful), it would be so heavily edited and censored that I doubt it would still be worth playing. It seems pretty obvious that the story is the big draw in this game, so playing a watered-down version has no appeal for me.
  • 510BrotherPanda - November 18, 2010 5:40 a.m.

    Ho hum, it's just another vagina dentata or monster butt. Can't Japan come up with new ideas involving bodies?
  • Mamudo - November 18, 2010 3 a.m.

    I'm really interested in this game...but WTF is the objective when you're in Vincent's dreams.
  • BlackElement17 - November 18, 2010 3 a.m.

    I thinck it looks more like a lower back and ass then boobs.
  • IcelandMaelstrom - November 18, 2010 2:20 a.m.

    yeah, that thing is definitely an ass
  • Ganonpork - November 18, 2010 12:56 a.m.

    XD i love me some wierd shit. DAY ONE BUY
  • CH3BURASHKA - November 17, 2010 11:20 p.m.

    It's more of a eye-butt monster... I have no doubt it will come to NA, but a lack of any indication of a release here is a little bit troubling, especially seeing how well the Persona series have sold here, more or less guaranteeing Atlus a market here.
  • JohnDagger - November 17, 2010 11:11 p.m.

    I have no idea what I'm looking at in the second picture.....I hope the music will be good.
  • EnragedTortoise1 - November 17, 2010 11:03 p.m.

    Can't say it's generic, I guess. (eye-boob-monster... teeheehee)
  • yoyoguy - November 17, 2010 10:58 p.m.

    ok, well, at least its a unique idea.
  • felipe222 - November 17, 2010 10:57 p.m.

    WTF! Sounds like a nice game. XD
  • Cleanser247 - November 17, 2010 10:56 p.m.

    Strange game...

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