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Atlus, Studio 4°C Collaborate on Catherine Game

posted on by Gia Manry
Persona's game studio, Tekkonkinkreet's anime studio produce promo video

The entertainment news website Famitsu has begun streaming a 150-second promotional video for an upcoming Atlus game titled Catherine on Friday, and the video credits Anime House Studio 4°C (Tekkonkinkreet, Genius Party, Mind Game) for the game's animation. The game will be an "adult & horror-esque adventure game" for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles, and it is due out this winter.

The plot features a corporate employee named Vincent and a mysterious woman, the titular Catherine, whose appearance results in recurring nightmares for Vincent. Catherine is being created by the same team that created the Persona games, which spawned a television anime titled Persona -trinity soul- in 2008. The game will be first high-definition release from Atlus.

In interviews with Famitsu, character designer Shigenori Soejima (Persona -trinity soul-) said the content is more aimed at adults, and sound composer Masashi Meguro says that the key words for the game's music including "adult" and "erotic." The trailer itself contains some suggestive content.

An official website for the game will launch on August 23.

Studio 4°C was founded in 1986 and has since released a number of popular anime titles, including 2006's Tekkonkinkreet. It also contributed to Katsuhiro Otomo's Memories, The Animatrix, Batman: Gotham Knight, and Halo Legends. In recent months the studio has created the "Honey Tokyo" tourism short for the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, and it will animate a new Thundercats series for America.

Sources: Kotaku, The Examiner

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