Catherine's Cover Art Too Hot For Some American Gamers

Atlus will bring the erotic horror puzzle platformer adventure Catherine to the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 this (northern) summer in North America. And it will do so with just one small change for one particular demographic: "more sensitive shoppers".

After spotting some unexpected alternate cover art for the PS3 and Xbox 360 game, artwork that does away with much of the cleavage seen on Catherine's original cover art, Siliconera got the scoop from publisher Atlus.

Reps there say that, no, Catherine's risque box art won't be changing for most buyers. The company will simply offer a less innuendo-slathered alt cover for select retailers in North America.

"The vast majority of copies available at launch will feature the cover we originally unveiled, essentially the Japanese cover of the game," reads a comment attributed to Atlus' Nich Maragos. "A small percentage of copies, however, will feature a cover that is more considerate of certain retailers' broader customer demographic."

Since I'm not a "more sensitive shopper"... whew!!

Alternate Catherine Cover Art For North America? [Update] [Siliconera]


    Really hoping this game makes it here.

      Since it's not region-locked, it'll be a third of the price to import it, so... ;) I mean, it'd be great if it came out here, but the pressure is off.

        Problem is I won't be able to import it from OzGameShop, and I know PlayAsia will be way too expensive.
        Anyone got some better suggestions?

    interesting how more narrow-minded people are referred to as "**broader** customer demographic"....


    Every time you mention this game I get a tingle down below!

    I love how screwed up societies' morals are.

    Last month they edited the cover of the new portal Dead Or Alive game to cover a bit more of Kasumi's thigh while she was doing a spinning kick.

    There's no problem with violence in beating the living bejeesus out of people, as long as there's some modesty shown.

    *portable damnit. Got still thinking with portals.

    Oh great, now the collector in me will demand I get both versions of the cover.

      That actuall means getting FOUR copies of the game: two for PS3 and two for 360.
      After Persona 3, I think us Atlus fans are expectant of this though.

      Really it's a ploy all along to get people to buy more copies.
      Instead of "Limited Edition Cover!" like most normally do, it's "Broader based demographic cover for some stores" Which really says "Store exclusive cover designs, buy them all!"

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