A lot of high profile names are returning to voice their characters.
Catherine, the unusual puzzle game about infidelity and sheep people, released originally in 2011. It was one of Atlus’ largest worldwide successes at the time and has crafted a strong following based on its unique setting and dealing with sexual themes, something unheard of in games at the time (and still rare now). The remaster, Catherine: Full Body, is on the verge of its worldwide release, and a new trailer shows off the English dub, including some big names returning.
You can see from the trailer below that Full Body retains the same frantic tone, while a lot of the voice actors from the original title are returning. Troy Baker and Laura Bailey have both seen soaring careers since Catherine, so it’s good to see them come back even for a relatively smaller title like this one. The trailer also shows off some gameplay, which involves you moving blocks against the clock to reach the top of a tower. Full Body will include new cinematics, story branches, puzzles, and difficulty modes, including a puzzle-free mode for those who just want to enjoy the story.
It’s worth mentioning that the game has come under some controversy due to what some see as problematic treatment of transgender characters in its store (it released earlier in the year in Japan). We won’t get into the weeds on that here, but whether or not this is something the localization team(s) plan to address in some way, or release the game, warts and all, so to speak, has not been talked about.
Catherine: Full Body releases worldwide September 3 exclusively for PlayStation 4 (a PlayStation Vita version released in Japan, but that will not see a worldwide release). The original version of the game, which launched on the PS3 and Xbox 360, was also recently re-released on PC as Catherine Classic.