The 2011 puzzle-platformer-meets-romantic-thriller Catherine (named Catherine Classic to avoid confusion with upcoming remaster Catherine: Full Body) has been released on Steam after a week of sheep-based teasing and ESRB ratings. It marks Atlus’ first internally developed game to get a port to the PC.
Catherine Classic tells the story of Vincent, who’s gotten himself into quite an interesting problem. He’s got a girlfriend named Katherine, who can be somewhat controlling, but he’s also wound up in a relationship with a sexy beach-blonde girl named Catherine. To make matters worse, young men throughout the town have been found dead under mysterious circumstances, and it’s rumored the cause is a curse that befalls adulterers, such as Vincent. During the day, Vincent chats with his bar buddies about life and love while trying to keep the two ladies in his life from knowing about each other. At night, he’s engaging in puzzle platforming as he climbs a towering staircase of blocks to avoid falling to his death.
The PC port of the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 game comes with everything from the original game. In addition, the updated port offers 4K resolution, customizable controls, and an unlocked frame rate. It also boasts a formerly Japanese-exclusive feature that lets you choose between English and Japanese voice acting.
What does this game mean for the possibility of more Atlus/Sega console exclusives on PC? We’ve already got Yakuza 0 on Steam, with Yakuza Kiwami on the way, so that’s a good sign. Also, in PC Gamer’s announcement of the release of Catherine Classic, they reported that Sega said they “hope to have more exciting news to share from Sega/Atlus in regards to publishing on PC in the future.” Maybe a Persona game or two is in the cards?
Catherine Classic can be purchased on Steam for $19.99. Catherine: Full Body, the PS4/Vita remake, is releasing sometime this year.