Atlus has announced via today's Nintendo Direct Mini that self-described 'action adventure puzzler' Catherine: Full Body is headed to Switch on 7th July 2020. This cult classic originally released as plain old Catherine on PS3 and 360 before getting a Full Body re-release last year which featured extra content.
The game is the product of the development team probably most famous for the Persona games and follows the plight of Vincent, a bachelor with a commitment problem torn between his feelings for three similarly named women. His anxiety manifests in the genre-hopping gameplay in a game which revels in its off-the-wall oddness. Switch has become home to games spanning the entire spectrum of genres, but nothing quite like Catherine. It's safe to say this won't be fun for the whole family - check out the trailer above to get a feel for it.
It's good news for fans of the game or anybody who missed out nearly a decade ago. Anyone hoping to get physical with the game will be happy to hear that it's coming on a cartridge too, and there's a bonus key chain for people who pre-order. Here are some of the key features as highlighted by the official PR blurb followed by a look at the physical box:
- This mature action-adventure puzzler will thrill players with a story that delves into relationships and the difficult choices we make
- Choices that will determine your fate in multiple story branches and 13 available endings
- Overcome challenging and addictive puzzles to survive the nightmare
- Play on the go: whether it’s Versus or Co-op mode, it’s never a baaaa-d time to play with your friends
- Original Catherine: Full Body add-on content now included in game (Catherine ‘Ideal Voice’ Set, Playable Character Set, Persona 5 Joker Character & Commentary Set, Bonus Content: Horn-Rimmed Glasses)
We've been perplexed why this (and Persona 5, for that matter) hadn't come to Switch yet, so it's encouraging to see Catherine, Katherine and Rin leading the way. If they could just coax Persona 5 to the platform now, we'd be most grateful.
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