Catherine Troublesomely Sexy For Public Adverts

June 21, 2011 -

The good news is Atlus’s ultra-weird dating sim/puzzler will be getting a completely uncut release in the US.  Hooray!

The bad news is the cover art’s been tweaked a bit in order to make it happen.  You can see the difference to the left.  Why the change?  Jeremy Cail, a creative designer for Atlus' US branch says retailers were a bit squeamish about the somewhat risqué original covers.

“We have two different versions of Catherine cover art.  There's already two different versions, one for both the PS3 and Xbox 360, but the altered imagery was at the request of some our retail partners. They wanted the change in case people got the wrong idea about the game... or, as I see it, the right idea about Catherine! No change to the games themselves – the disc themselves are the same.”


If you went to E3, you might have noticed the Catherine art on your badge holder.  According to Cail, selecting the art for those was a headache in and of itself.

“We tried another of different image, but that didn't go through [it was the one with Catherine's legs spread]. We couldn't put it on the badge but we put it on [Atlus staff] shirts...  Certain hemlines were lengthened before final approval...  We also have to balance concerns of the original designers in Japan; maybe we'll want to use one piece of art in this way or that, but we'll ask them and they'll say it wasn't the intent to use it that sort of way. But with the badge stuffer... it took three to four iterations to get there, but people seem to like it.”

You can see pics of the badge holder art, including the original “spread legs” one, over at the[a]listdaily.

Via: IndustryGamers

-Reporting from San Diego, GamePolitics Contributing Editor Andrew Eisen

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Re: Catherine Troublesomely Sexy For Public Adverts

I have to ask, which of the two covers is more likely to grab a customer's eye and generate sales? Hint: Never the nerfed one.

Re: Catherine Troublesomely Sexy For Public Adverts

They should do the dual art cover trick where we can out the insert and have the real version on the other side.  They did that with Digital Devil Saga II.

Re: Catherine Troublesomely Sexy For Public Adverts

That is a better idea. :D

Re: Catherine Troublesomely Sexy For Public Adverts

So M games's boxes are censored for children now?

Re: Catherine Troublesomely Sexy For Public Adverts

Of course they are. I mean, if a kid glances at it, they might begin asking their parents questions ,and *gasp* the parents might have to, talk to their children!!!! Oh the horror of making parents be parents!!!!!

Re: Catherine Troublesomely Sexy For Public Adverts

United States of America: where everybody is six years old.

Damn, the cover for the Xbox360 version was very tame already.

Re: Catherine Troublesomely Sexy For Public Adverts

THINK OF THE CHIlDREN!!!

Or really, think of the whinning from the parents of the children.

 
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