Atlus and Studio Zero have released new information and screenshots of Catherine: Full Body, detailing the game’s “Safety” diffuclty mode, playable sub-characters downloadable content, and Stray Sheep bar.
Get the details below.
■ Three Features that Enable Everyone to Experience the Full Story
For players who are interested in the story, but are unsure about being able to clear the game’s action puzzles, Catherine: Full Body includes three features that will help you reach the ending no matter what.
The first is the easiest difficulty mode, “Safety,” in which getting a “Game Over” is impossible. In Safety mode, you can use the “Skip Feature” to skip stages you have not cleared with the press of a button, and solely enjoy the event scenes. For players who want to see the puzzles, both Safety and “Easy” modes have an “Auto-Play” feature where Vincent moves on his own during the action puzzle segments.
■ Play as Sub Characters in “Babel” and “Colosseum”
While easy difficulty options are being prepared, the game’s puzzle score and ranking competition modes “Babel” and “Colosseum” have been further enhanced for players who love an additional challenge. You will be able to play as the game’s sub characters by downloading the “Additional Playable Character Set,” which will be available on the day of the game’s release for 200 yen.
■ New Items in Colosseum
New usable items unique to Catherine: Full Body will appear in Colosseum mode. By using these items effectively, which appear on the stage at random, you might be able to turn things around in a dire situation. However, there may also be harmful items that place a curse of confusion on you, so be on guard.
■ Enjoy Babel Alone or with a Friend
In Babel mode, where you compete for score in number of steps climbed and time to reach the goal, there is a “Single” option that you can play alone and “Pair” option that you take on cooperatively with a friend. New stages will unlock as you progress through the story.
■ The Stray Sheep Bar
The Stray Sheep is the name of the bar that players can freely walk around during adventure parts. As time slowly passes, the bar’s patrons will shuffle in and out. There are also characters you might not meet and event movies you might not see if you only pass the time normally, so let loose.
Learn About Drinks!
If you sit down, you can order a drink, and in Catherine: Full Body a full lineup of wine will appear. Enjoy the world of Catherine: Full Body with all-new bits of knowledge.
Also, you can order drinks as many times as you want. And while Vincent will get drunker with each glass he empties, the drunker he gets, the faster he will be able to move in that night’s nightmare stage. Drink until you are dead drunk, then challenge the nightmare.
“Arrange” Mode Added to “Super Rapunzel”
By interacting with the arcade cabinet in the Stray Sheep, you can play “Super Rapunzel.” The game has a total of 256 stages between its “Standard” and “Arrange” modes combined.
Listen to Popular Atlus Songs in the Background
By interacting with the jukebox in the Stray Sheep, you can change the bar’s background music. You can listen to songs from Catherine: Full Body, as well as songs from other popular Atlus titles. Some of them may even be from unreleased titles!
Setting on the Toilet
Look at private erotic pictures, equip the “Nero Glasses,” or listen to the “Ideal Voices” of Catherine… the bathroom stall is where you can manage your various secret settings.
Erica Anderson (voiced by Junko Minagawa)
The waitress at Vincent and friends’ favorite bar, the Stray Sheep. With her smiling face and cheerful service, she is very popular among the bar’s patrons. She is also one of Vincent and friends’ high school classmates.
She is kind and caring, such as when she willingly invites Rin (a girl who lost her memory) to the Stray Sheep. While she can also have a stern attitude towards Vincent and the others when they just keep talking about affairs and nightmares, she is the most level-headed among the group of old friends.
Boss (voiced by Norio Wakamoto)
The owner of the Stray Sheep bar. He stands quietly behind the bar and listens to voices of his patrons. He came to town several weeks prior and opened the bar for some reason.
While he wears tasteful clothing, he is quite the admirer of women. Apparently even Erica is concerned about his advances. It is said that the reason he wears sunglasses all the time is to hide from his past women issues…
Trisha (voiced by Junko Minagawa)
A mysterious character who plays the role of a storyteller with no connection to the story herself… or so she says. She actually is orchestrating various events behind the scenes. She speaks to the player under several names. If you play through every inch of the game, you may be able to unravel the mystery behind her.
Catherine: Full Body is due out for PlayStation 4 and PS Vita on February 14 in Japan, and for PlayStation 4 in 2019 in the Americas and Europe. A demo is available now in Japan.
View the screenshots at the gallery.