Atlus has finally started to bring their games to the Nintendo Switch. No, there’s no word on a portable Persona 5 coming anytime soon (if ever), but the definitive edition of their cult classic, Catherine: Full Body, is definitely an eccentricity worth wading into.
While the original version of the puzzle game released in 2011, Catherine: Full Body was released in 2019 for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita. Full Body is a huge expansion upon the original, and the Nintendo Switch version features even more additions.
What Catherine: Full Body brings to the Nintendo Switch
In the original game, protagonist Vincent Brooks struggles internally over his relationships with two different women—one named Katherine and the other named Catherine. Day time sequences operate like a relationship sim, while at night Vincent endures intense nightmares where he has to survive increasingly complex puzzles. Catherine: Full Body takes the hybrid of genres to the next level with twice the number of stages, more cut-scenes, and a completely new Catherine to complicate matters even further. There are 13 different endings in Full Body, and a multiplayer mode to boot.
This is great for the Nintendo Switch and the ease with which you can simply detach your Joy-Con and play with a friend. The Switch version will also feature add-on content not included in the base game on other systems:
- Catherine “ideal voice” set
- All nine Japanese voice types for Catherine
- Playable character set
- Eight more playable characters in multiplayer modes
- Persona 5 Joker character and commentary set
- Joker as a playable character in multiplayer modes
- Horn-rimmed glasses
- An equipable item that lets you see characters in their underwear…
While these features are available as purchasable DLC for versions on other consoles, the Nintendo Switch will come with all included. The Switch also, of course, always brings the added bonus of playing in handheld mode.
Catherine: Full Body is a unique game to say the least, but one worth checking out if you’re looking for more Atlus magic. It’s out for Switch on July 7.