ATLUS, today revealed pre-order bonus items and a limited run deluxe edition for Catherine, its upcoming action-adventure/puzzle game from the makers of the award-winning Persona series, coming this summer for PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.
An unprecedented exploration of the pleasures and horrors of love, Catherine’s core themes–those of free will, of the delicate nature of relationships and the choices we make within them, marry perfectly with the intense, terror-filled gameplay that serves to accurately reflect Vincent’s growing sense of anxiety.
Packaged within a collectible pizza box from Stray Sheep (a bar central to the game’s story), the Catherine “Love Is Over” Deluxe Edition consists entirely of items directly from or inspired by the characters and game world. Along with the game itself, fans will receive: a pair of polka dot boxers like the ones worn by Vincent during his manic nightmares, Vincent’s “Empty Hearts” T-shirt worn by Catherine in the game, and a pillow case decorated with an alluring image of Catherine, a nod to the pillow tucked under Vincent’s arm as he frantically races to escape the terrors that pursue him. The “Love Is Over” Deluxe Edition will only be built to pre-order demand and will not be available in large quantities; interested fans are advised to reserve theirs at participating retailers as soon as possible to avoid bitter, bitter disappointment.
In addition to the announcement of the limited run “Love Is Over” Deluxe Edition, ATLUS also today revealed the Catherine Sound Disc & Art Book, a free extra available to customers who reserve either the standard or deluxe edition of the game for either platform (Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 system). The 36-page, full-color art book measures 5.25″ x 6.75″ and is packed with the beautiful character designs of artist Shigenori Soejima. The 11-track music CD features the best musical themes of the game specially remixed by composer Shoji Meguro. Only available while supplies last at participating retailers, fans are encouraged to pre-order to guarantee their bonus!
Catherine is currently scheduled to release on July 26, 2011 for PlayStation 3 system and Xbox 360 system with an MSRP of $59.99 for the standard edition and $79.99 for the “Love Is Over” Deluxe Edition.