Catherine, a delightfully nightmarish and surreal puzzle platformer developed by Atlus, has been released on Steam today after much teasing from SEGA.
The game, originally released in 2011 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, follows the story of Vincent Brooks. Vincent is plagued by nightmares and has trouble working out his feelings and choosing between his longtime girlfriend Katherine and the mysterious and beautiful Catherine.
The PC release, known as Catherine Classic, has been enhanced for modern computers. Some of the shiny new features include the Japanese voice over being available for the first time in the West, 4K resolution, unlocked framerate, and customizable keyboard and mouse controls.
The original ATLUS classic action-adventure puzzler returns! Catherine Classic is available now for the first time on PC with enhancements for modern PC like 4K resolutions, unlocked framerate, customizable keyboard and mouse controls and optional Japanese Voice Over included. pic.twitter.com/rB1wLry9PM
— SEGA (@SEGA) January 10, 2019
The other key difference between Catherine Classic and the original version is that Catherine Classic doesn’t support online multiplayer. However, Atlus have said that online play will be available in the upcoming Catherine: Full Body remaster, but the remaster will be exclusive to PlayStation 4 and PS Vita.
The minimum system requirements for the game are as follows:
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 / 8 (8.1) / 10
Processor: Intel Core i3 (2.9 GHz) or AMD equivalent
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: DxX10 compliant video card with 1 GB VRAM (Nvidia GeForce 8 Series or higher AMD RadeonHD 4870 or higher Intel HD 2000 or higher)
DirectX: Version 9.0c
Storage: 20 GB available space
Catherine Classic is available now on Steam for just $19.99. For a limited time, you can also get the digital OST sampler, desktop and mobile wallpapers, and avatars for free.