During a recent discussion with Weekly Famitsu Magazine here in Japan, it was revealed by Atlus that their upcoming remake of psychological-puzzle title Catherine would not be meeting its previously-announced release schedule of Winter 2018, instead, locking in a Japanese release date of February 14, 2019. Set to release exclusively on both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita, the upcoming Catherine: Full Body throws a wrench into the life of protagonist Vincent with the introduction of a third Catherine.
While the game has been announced for Western release, we’re still not quite sure exactly when that will be — though I’d hope the push-back in release date domestically wouldn’t affect the international release too much, if at all. It wasn’t all bad news during the announcement, however, with Atlus additionally revealing to Weekly Famitsu that they will be hosting a livestream on September 15 at 19:00 JST to premiere an all-new trailer for the game. On top of that, the game will also be made fully playable at Tokyo Game Show when it kicks off from September 20.
While much of Catherine: Full Body remains shrouded in mystery, the game is described by Atlus below:
Is it a nightmare or a dream come true? A new test of Vincent Brooks’ morality is about to take the stage in Catherine: Full Body! This new twist on the original Catherine, a mature romantic action-adventure puzzle game from the makers of the Persona series, will include a new love interest, “Rin,” with distinct storyline elements for the character, and additional puzzle content. Vincent’s love life has never been so complicated and dramatic!
Set to release exclusively on PlayStation 4 and Vita in Japan on February 14, 2019, further information on the upcoming Catherine: Full Body can be found via the game’s official website.