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Catherine Demo Available Now on PSN and Xbox Live

Atlus today released the official demo for Catherine, the upcoming action-adventure/puzzle game for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The demo, available now via Xbox Live (initially only to Gold members) and PlayStation Network, offers players a tantalizing glimpse into the game’s breathtaking amalgam of themes and genres.

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The demo, which takes players on a relatively brief tour of Catherine’s introductory sequence, touches on almost all these facets. The story, a crucial part of the game experience, is told via both stunning anime by Studio 4°C and beautifully rendered in-engine cutscenes. The game reaches its first emotional climax just at the conclusion of the demo, establishing the game’s narrative impetus and leaving players yearning for more.