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is a puzzle platformer adventure video game developed by Atlus for Play Station 3 and Xbox 360.The first Atlus title for high-definition consoles, the game released in 2011 in Japan and North America, and 2012 in other regions.Catherine was developed by the same team behind the Persona series, beginning production on the game alongside polishing for Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 in 2008.Multiple staff from the Persona series were involved; Katsura Hashino produced and directed, Shigenori Soejima was art director and character designer, and the music was composed by a team led by Shoji Meguro.Atlus published the title in Japan and North America, while it was released in PAL territories by Deep Silver.The story follows Vincent Brooks, a man who is beset by supernatural nightmares while torn between his feelings for longtime girlfriend Katherine and the similarly-named beauty Catherine.This matter becomes more complicated for him when he meets a girl named Catherine, and begins an affair with her, and the nightmares get more and more intense.
The localization was handled by Atlus USA, with the English actors being allowed to adlib some lines.
Catherine takes place in an undefined North American city.
The story is presented through the lens of Golden Playhouse, a television program described as "like a Saturday morning theatre, with a bit of a Twilight Zone vibe".
The gameplay is divided between daytime hours, where Vincent interacts with the characters, and his dreams where he must navigate three-dimensional tower puzzles.
The game's ending is affected by moral choices made by Vincent over the course of the story.