Catherine Too Sexy For Americans!

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Hardcore ero-puzzler Catherine has been judged too sexy for mere Americans, and as a result the game’s saucy covers have been given Bowdlerised editions bereft of cleavage climbing.

The Japanese original covers:

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The American Edition:

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However, Catherine fans can probably relax, as Atlus claims they merely provide the massacred covers for crazy puritan outlets, retaining the originals for normal people:

“In addition to the existing North American covers for Catherine on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, there will also be modified designs that appear in select markets.

The vast majority of copies available at launch will feature the cover we originally unveiled, essentially the Japanese cover of the game.

A small percentage of copies, however, will feature a cover that is more considerate of certain retailers’ broader customer demographic. Fans need not worry; Catherine’s cover art is NOT being altered for North America. There is just an extra option being made available for more sensitive shoppers.”

Amazon actually stocks both the proper version and the All American edition, bearing out this explanation.

The actual content for all its vaunted sexiness is far tamer than the sort of thing mature western gamers now take for granted, and so should escape any cuts without difficulty.

Catherine ships at the end of July.

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