In February 2011, the world was blessed with a game, unlike anything else we had ever enjoyed. It played to the tune of a relatively simple concept — you’re a 30-something-year-old male who is juggling the love interest of several vastly different women who all go by variants of the name Catherine. It would be when nighttime struck, however, that the real game would come to full fruition. Catherine, the brainchild game of Atlus’ own Katsura Hashino was a title unlike any other. That’s why it’s so exciting that, over 6 years after its initial release, it will be receiving a remake on both PlayStation 4 and Vita in the form of “Catherine: Full Body.”
Revealed this week, the puzzle adventure game will be making the grand jump to the next generation — fitting for a game that ushered in the next generation for Atlus when it launched on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Atlus made the reveal in way of an official website for the game, as well as an announcement to look forward to an upcoming live stream for the game which will be taking place on December 22, 2017, at 7:30 pm JST. Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu earlier revealed that the January 2018 issue of the magazine would include further information on the game, and is set to release in Japan on December 21, 2017.
The game will continue to revolve around Vincent, while also throwing in a new romantic interest into the game by the name of Rin. It will feature new and enhanced visuals and levels, as well as an all-new online multiplayer battle mode on both the PlayStation 4 and Vita releases. Currently being developed by Atlus’ recently announced internal development team Studio Zero, director Katsura Hashino has stated that the game is sitting at the 50% completion mark.
We’ll be sure to keep you up to date as further information is revealed over the coming days here in Japan.