No wait, Atlus is planning western release of Catherine

Just a few days after announcing that Catherine, the erotic horror game from the Persona team, was a “Japan-only game” with “no plans for a North American release,” Atlus has revealed plans to bring the title westward.

With a release scheduled sometime later this summer, on both the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360, the developer should have plenty of time to tone down the brutal level of difficulty, which has led Japanese gamers to flood message boards with complaints. Catherine‘s  “intense, terror-filled gameplay” is a combination of story sections set in the Stray Sheep bar, where main character Vincent can talk with friends, play mini games, and get completely pissed, and action sections where  he must navigate an endless staircase as he slowly transforms into a sheep. On the plus side, the more wasted he is when he enters the dream world, the faster he moves up the trap-filled staircase.

I could not be more excited for this surreal, stylish adults-only puzzler, even if I am uncomfortable with the fact that you spend most of the game in your skivvies surrounded by sentient sheep.

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