Sega has hyped up an obvious Catherine PC port the last week by posting sheep on various Steam pages by the publisher. The not-so-subtle Australian rating board also rated it last December, causing many to expect that the port would be on its way soon. Now it's confirmed. Catherine Classic is available for $20 on Steam right now.
Catherine is a bizarre puzzle game by the developers of the Persona series. It follows the story of Vincent, who is torn between marrying Katherine - his current girlfriend - or moving into a relationship with Catherine, a new-found love interest.
And of course, it features insane puzzle platforming segments, anthropomorphic sheep, and plenty of possible twists and turns in the story.
This port includes a Japanese dub, which was not available for its original Western release. It supports 4K resolution, supposed unlimited framerate, and keybinding as well. This is ATLUS' first foray into PC ports, and so far the offerings are looking good.
At no extra charge, if you buy Catherine Classic, you have the opportunity to get a "Digital OST Sampler," as well as wallpapers and avatars. Because it is "free for a limited time" this Digital Deluxe Edition will likely have an option to be purchased separately at a later date for a bit more than the base $20 asking price.
Be aware that Catherine Classic is the original game, while Catherine: Full Body is coming to the PS4 Catherine: Full Body adds extra content and enhancements, including a third love interest named Rin. This releases in Japan on February 14, 2019, and sometime later worldwide. It's possible that ATLUS releases this as a DLC for Steam at a later time, but for now, there's no indicator that it will be the case for the time being.
You can buy Catherine Classic right now on Steam, so be sure to check it out if you haven't had a chance to play it yet.
Update: While some fans were hoping to play Catherine: Full Body on the Vita, this is no longer the case according to a new tweet. There is still no word on if a PC version will hit the market any time soon either, so right now it looks like it will be for PS4 owners only.
Quick TakeSo far it's a top seller on Steam, which might be a good incentive for ATLUS to port other games to Steam. Personally, I'm excited to try out the game for the first time myself. It's hard to work in this industry and not know about Catherine, so I'll ask you all: should I buy it? Is it time to give this wacky game a try? It's $20, so I don't think that's too bad a deal for what it seems to offer.
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