Catherine gets PAL partner
Atlus secures publishing rights with Deep Silver.
Well, that wasn’t too late. Atlus sent off a presser today announcing its agreement with Deep Silver to publish its action-adventure Catherine in all PAL territories. Deep Silver are the publishers of the upcoming zombie adventure Dead Island.
“We are very proud to be able to publish in all PAL territories as a Deep Silver game”, says Klemens Kundratitz, CEO of Deep Silver. “Catherine is something new, fresh and exciting; unlike anything else in the gaming world–a unique mixture of genres. This agreement proves once again that games published under the Deep Silver label are not ‘more of the same’, ‘run of the mill’ productions.”
“ATLUS is very pleased to collaborate with an experienced, passionate publisher like Deep Silver for the release of Catherine in Europe,” stated Shinichi Suzuki, President and CEO of ATLUS/Index Digital Media, Inc. “Like us, they are dedicated to releasing interesting, unique entertainment content for their fans. They share our belief that Catherine’s unprecedented exploration of the psychology and horrors of commitment and relationships, its breathtaking visual design, and its frantic action-adventure/puzzle gameplay make for a thought-provoking, entertaining experience that cannot be missed.”
Catherine has been a surprise hit among critics, who have appreciated the game’s quirky anime-style and odd presentation – two tick-boxes that must not be ticked for western audience. The game releases next week on July 26 in the US. There is no date set for PAL countries, but expect to hear on that front soon.
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