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No, the cake isn't quite a lie, but it did omit a key slice of information. Last week, Atlus trumpeted strong first-week sales for its eccentric puzzle game, Catherine, via a celebratory cake: "200,000 sold in the first week," it exclaimed. Try: 200,000 sold-in the first week (meaning shipped)....

August 11th 2011 at 7:50pm 0 Comments
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Does completing Atlus' incredibly successful Catherine give you the necessary skills to woo the ladies of the world? Mega 64 attempts to answer that very question in the only way they know how.

August 5th 2011 at 11:30pm 0 Comments
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Yesterday, Atlus released the news that Catherine was its "largest launch" ever, but it didn't reveal the specific sales numbers behind that milestone. Joystiq has received word from a reliable cake that approximately 200,000 copies were sold shipped in the first week. While, as journalists, we a...

August 4th 2011 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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"Catherine can boast the largest launch in the 20-year history of Atlus," Atlus VP of sales and marketing Tim Pivnicny told IGN in a statement this week. Though he did not reveal any sales numbers for the eccentric, adult-oriented puzzle game, he added that "Catherine has exceeded our highest exp...

August 3rd 2011 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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The words "relationship simulator" and "puzzle game" generally aren't the most common of bedfellows when it comes to genre classifications. Even less common is the idea of making a game focused on infidelity and its consequences into a tried-and-true archetype for success. Catherine is all of the...

July 26th 2011 at 10:05am 0 Comments
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Catherine is packing her bags for Europe. Atlus and European publisher Deep Silver have formed a professional relationship that will see the dramatic puzzle game making its way to PAL territories. Catherine will get some language lessons on the way, offering localized text in French, Italian, Ger...

July 22nd 2011 at 9:30am 0 Comments
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Catherine is complicated, and so is the business of publishing and distribution. Following up on German site GamersGlobal's report that there was no release in sight for Catherine, we contacted Atlus about the subtleties of the EU situation. Atlus USA's PR and sales manager Aram Jabbari explaine...

July 20th 2011 at 8:30pm 0 Comments
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If you haven't studied up on Catherine, it might surprise you to know it's not just a weird game about women and sheep-men. In fact, the core gameplay is actually an ordinary block puzzle game. As ordinary as any puzzle game with giant, angry babies can be, anyway.

July 19th 2011 at 7:50pm 0 Comments
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Depending on how interested you are in something, unboxing videos can either be incredibly exciting or the most boring things you've ever seen. Catherine's "Love is Over" deluxe edition may be a different story, however, on account of the underwear and pizza boxes.

July 18th 2011 at 9:30pm 0 Comments
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This week, the Joystiq Show talks localization. From the cry of gamers wanting Nintendo to bring niche Japanese games stateside, to inside information straight from the localizers themselves, we have the topic covered from all angles. Is Catherine the first game from Atlus to include underwear in...

July 15th 2011 at 3:35pm 0 Comments
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If you're eager to see what exactly Catherine is all about -- or, alternately, if you have a few minutes to try some random game -- you'll get your chance to sample the surreal relationship drama and unreal tower-climbing of Atlus's latest on July 12. That day, Atlus reveals, a demo will be rele...

July 5th 2011 at 8:05pm 0 Comments
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We know some people are of a mixed opinion regarding the English version of Catherine's voice acting. However, after watching the trailer below, you kind of have to give it up for whoever's providing the pipes for Vincent -- that dude can scream for a super long time.

June 24th 2011 at 12:15am 0 Comments