The cult classic Catherine from Atlus is set to get the remaster treatment with additional content later this year, with Catherine: Full Body set to launch later this year. While it is common knowledge that the original game is very mature and the remaster will be much the same, the ESRB has now revealed its full rating description with all of the details.
Unsurprisingly, the ESRB gave the game an M (for Mature) rating, with the main descriptors being Blood, Partial Nudity, Sexual Themes, Strong Language, Use of Alcohol and Violence. The following is the full description:
“This is a puzzle adventure game in which players assume the role of Vincent, a man with relationship issues that are manifested in his dreams. The game transitions between animated cutscenes and puzzle stages (i.e., nightmares); in the nightmare world, players must help Vincent ascend crumbling towers by pushing, pulling, and climbing blocks to reach an exit. If players make the wrong move, they can be killed by spike traps and giant boss creatures (e.g., a demon bride, a chainsaw-wielding baby); death scenes are accompanied by exaggerated splashes of blood as Vincent is stabbed, crushed, shot, or bitten.
During one cutscene, a character is stabbed repeatedly; while the stabbings are off screen, there are large splashes of blood depicted after each strike. In order to move faster in the puzzle stages, players can order Vincent alcoholic beverages (e.g., mixed cocktails, beer, sake, whiskey); after three drinks, he begins to stumble around when moving.
Throughout the game, sex and sexuality are frequently referenced, sometimes while two characters are in bed together (e.g., “I finally became a man! Got rid of my V-card, BOOM,” “If the one you loved confessed to a sexual habit that you found absolutely unacceptable, what would you do?” and “After all you’ve done to my body…Night after night…”). A bedroom sequence pans across a man’s legs, then to his curling toes; another scene briefly depicts a woman caressing her body while making suggestive comments (e.g., “I’ve got such a hunger for these feelings…I know you have some hungers as well, don’t you?”). The game also depicts the central character surrounded by topless female demons—though shadow effects obscure most details.
The words “f**k” and “sh*t” can be heard in the dialogue.”
Catherine: Full Body is set to launch for PS4 on September 3rd. The original version of the game first came out for the PS3 back in 2011, and received very positive reviews.