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So… How Naughty is Catherine?

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Posted on May 31, 2011 AT 02:03pm

Catherine, the first release from Atlus for HD gaming platforms, has gained this reputation as being a naughty, adults-only type of game. Thanks to the ESRB, we can now tell you if that’s true or not.

Unsurprisingly, the game has received an “M for Mature” rating from the ESRB, but really, things aren’t sounding too scandalous.

Violence-wise, Vincent can be killed by traps, giant boss creatures (which include “a chainsaw-wielding baby”), or by getting stabbed, crushed, shot, or bitten.

The game will also feature alcoholic beverages, such as mixed cocktails, beer, sake, and whiskey; if Vincent drinks more than three drinks at a time, he’ll begin to stumble around.

So, what about the sex? Well… get ready to be disappointed if you were expecting too much. While there is some “sexuality” in the game, the raunchiest it ever gets is seeing “a man’s legs, then his curling toes”, or “a woman caressing her body while making suggestive comments”. Nudity? Sure, a little – there are topless demons in the game, but “shadow effects obscure most details”.

Oh, and there are some uses of “f**k” and “s**t”. So, there you go – other than the language, nothing you couldn’t see on prime-time television on any given night really.

Nick Baumfeld
Bio: Nick Baumfeld has been involved in the video game industry for a good 12 years. He has seen the industry from all view points and has a background in websites, website integration and social media. Nick pioneered the online video game rental business back in the day, moved forward into online video game trading and then moved viral with the well received Video Games Application on Facebook. Today, he has joined up with EGM founder Steve Harris to create something truly unique and special; EGMNOW, a community dedicated to all manner of gamers.

Gaming MO: Nick is a first person shooter type of gamer and enjoys heated bouts of Halo with friends and family (even while being schooled by his children).

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