ATLUS released the official demo for Catherine, the upcoming action-adventure/puzzle game for PS3 and Xbox 360. The demo, available now via Xbox LIVE (initially only to Gold members) and PlayStation Network, offers players a tantalizing glimpse into the game's breathtaking amalgam of themes and genres.
The demo, which takes players on a relatively brief tour of Catherine's introductory sequence, touches on almost all these facets. The story, a crucial part of the game experience, is told via both stunning anime by Studio 4°C and beautifully rendered in-engine cutscenes. The game reaches its first emotional climax just at the conclusion of the demo, establishing the game's narrative impetus and leaving players yearning for more. With an equal sampling of story, gameplay, and exceptional visual appeal, the Catherine demo promises to give curious fans answers to their lingering questions and plenty of reasons to purchase a the full game upon its release later this month.
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 limited-run "Love Is Over" Deluxe Edition (available at participating retailers, while supplies last). Fans are encouraged to pre-order at participating retailers to receive 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.
For more information, please visit www.catherinethegame.com