Wake Up To A Catherine Demo On January 27

By Spencer . January 17, 2011 . 4:30pm

imageAtlus is preparing a comprehensive demo for Catherine. Their first HD console game has a blend of event scenes and action-puzzle parts where you help Vincent climb a tower.


The downloadable demo covers the game’s opening with event movies, animated movies, and action scenes.


The demo will be available on PlayStation Network and Xbox Live on January 27. Heads up if you’re planning to get the demo from Xbox Live, only Xbox Live Gold Members can download the Catherine demo at launch. Everyone can download the Catherine demo on February 3.


Catherine comes out in Japan on February 17.

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  • mirumu

    Nice, count me in.

  • Why cant regular Xbox members download the demo? I never understood that, they should make it open to all.

    Anyway, now that we keep drawing nearer to release, hopefully Atlus will share with us what they are gonna do with the HD consoles for CONUS!

    • It’s supposed to be an incentive to buy LIVE Gold.

      Nevermind that anyone who would want/buy LIVE Gold is going to buying it for other features, not ‘early’ demos.

    • mirumu

      Microsoft delay demos to differentiate silver and gold membership. They believe that if the options are too similar then fewer people would pay for gold membership. That’s probably quite true, but rather than improve gold they instead gimped silver.

      I think you’re right though. Demos are largely advertising when it comes down to it, and I for one refuse to ever pay to receive advertising. The idea of delaying your advertising from reaching customers seems kind of crazy to me. Well, unless it’s a bad game and you don’t want them to know. ;)

    • Aoshi00

      I don’t like it when they lock a demo for gold for the first week (only Jpn Live does it, demos are free to everyone on day 1 on US Live), I have gold for my US acct but not my Jpn acct. But then it’s only 7 days, after that you could d/l them like the Steins;gate or other VN demos.. it’s not a grueling wait and still days before its release, but a bit annoying..

      Still it’s better than the Wii, at least both the 360 and PS3 let you access the Jpn Live marketplace or PSN if you make a Jpn account (but the Jpn PSN video section is locked), whereas you could only access Jpn contents w/ a Jpn Wii.

      But I don’t want to spoil myself w/ the demo though.. like I think I saw too many Last Story trailers and demo plays alrdy… Guess I’d try it out on PS3 first.. but I’m getting both ver for the covers.

      • Kris

        I haven’t made a Japanese live account yet, but are all demos region free? There are a few games I might like to try.

        • Aoshi00

          Yep, all free, many free videos to d/l or stream too, you’d have a blast to check out the different stuffs. I don’t know why people haven’t made a Jpn Live acct all this time like PSN, it’s simple and lots of freebies, you could even check out the movie previews on Jpn Zune too. The only region locked demos I knew of are few and far btwn like Operation Darkness.

      • malek86

        EU Live does it too, demos are locked for the first week. This sucks, seeing as I’m a Silver.

        No point comparing it to the Wii though, the Wii doens’t even have demos.

        • Aoshi00

          It has demos for Wiiware and temporary demos for the DS lol..

    • Zero_Destiny

      Was never really a fan of XBOX Live to begin with. The fact that you have to pay for it seems ridiculous and money grubbing. I didn’t pay money to play Dreamcast, I much prefer the PSN and all its’ “Freeness”. Really hope Sony’s new PlayStation Plus doesn’t ruin it.

    • Darkrise

      It’s Microsoft, what’d you expect?da

  • cmurph666

    Still waiting to hear that NA release date Atlus…

  • [The Hunter] Doomrider

    Sounds like a tasty demo!

    Also: KATHERINE [sheep sounds (meeh, beeeh, baaah, whatever they are)]

  • HarryHodd

    Can’t wait for the thrilling new concept and story to freak me out.

  • Zero_Destiny

    XD Game is goin’ to be SO awesome, come on Atlus don’t disappoint us and announce a localization already!!!

  • Debating on whether to dust off the Japanese account I used to play the Tales of Vesperia demo or, to just wait for a North American release…

    • Guest

      If you haven’t bought Malicious on Japanese PSN do so now its like 10 bucks. Not to mentiona Bleach Soul Ignition demo

      Also were supposed to get a The Desperate City 4 demo soon which will be in 3D and have Move support.

  • Zonic505

    Made a Japanese 360 account today so I can download the demo for this & Gal Gun. Cannot wait to try them out.

  • PrinceHeir

    hopefully somebody uploads this on youtube ^^

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