Catherine gets (slightly) more specific PAL release date

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Catherine is a quirky and unique game (dating sim/horror/platform puzzler/morality test) that’s garnered almost universally glowing reviews. Reviews that were all written months ago now, because this is a title which was released in America and Japan earlier this year; while those of us living in PAL territories have had no choice but to sulk (or import). While it was announced a while ago that Deep Silver would be publishing the game for its Atlus PALs (see what we did there?), a date was set and then wiped from the radar. Boo.

Now however, we’ve been given the almost-specific release date of “February 2012”. It’s a great looking game with a branching storyline, but the fact that it’s difficult to pin it down to a genre – one minute you’ll be clambering a block puzzle tower, the next you’ll be reading and replying to text messages on your mobile – may put people off. Other territories had a playable demo to try out however, and hopefully we’ll get the same opportunity to try before we buy. While we’ve been promised a “flip cover” for the packaging, there’s currently no word on if PAL gamers will see the superduper edition which included, amongst other things, heart-laden boxer shorts as worn by the main character.

Yes, really.

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Written by Luke K

Luke plays lots of videogames, now and again stopping to write about them. He's the editor in chief at Critical Gamer, which fools him into thinking his life has some kind of value. Chances are, if you pick up a copy of the latest Official PlayStation Magazine or GamesMaster, you'll find something he's written in there. Luke doesn't have a short temper. If you suggest otherwise, he will punch you in the face.

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