Catherine, the puzzle platformer developed by Japanese company Atlus that released for the PS3 and Xbox 360 back in 2011, is finally available for PC via Steam under the name Catherine Classic.
Catherine Classic tells the story of Vincent who becomes embroiled in a love triangle with his long-term girlfriend Katherine and his beautiful mistress Catherine. He must have a thing for the name. Players spend their time answering questions and conversing with NPC’s, including sending text messages to both his girlfriend and his mistress, and the dialogue options and choices that you make ultimately affects both the route that the story takes and the ending that the player gets. Oh, Vincent also suffers from supernatural nightmares, which is where players must puzzle-solve and platform their way to the top of three-dimensional towers that are populated by anthropomorphic sheep.
All three modes that were available in the original will be available in the PC version, meaning players can delve into the story mode, or in co-op and versus multiplayer modes. Multiplayer will, unfortunately, not be available online, but you can’t have everything, can you? As Catherine Classic is releasing almost 8 years after the original there are some added bonuses and improvements to enjoy, namely 4K resolution, customisable controls and an unlocked framerate. You’ll also be able to choose between English or Japanese voice overs.
There is another remake of the game coming to both the PS4 and the PS Vita. This version will be called Catherine: Full Body, and it will add improved visuals, new story elements, new difficulty settings and online support. No release date has been announced for this version up to now.
Catherine Classic is available to purchase on Steam for £14.99.