Catherine Remake Is Already Causing Controversy

The debut trailer for Catherine: Full Body, the PS4 and PS Vita Catherine remake, is causing controversy for its portrayal of the game’s third romance option.

You can watch the trailer below:

The scenes causing controversy are towards the end. Here’s Kotaku UK’s Laura Kate Dale:


Vincent, the protagonist, looks shocked and dismayed when looking at Rin’s crotch area.

UPDATE - 11:45am: And as Laura notes over at Kotaku UK, concerned fans have some reason to be skeptical:

This is a trailer and not the final game, but considering the original Catherine’s poor track record with trans representation, using a pre-transition name for a character in their credits and manual and giving male-only nightmares to a trans woman character, I’m not holding my breath that this new romance will be handled tastefully. I’d love to be proven wrong, but their track record doesn’t fill me with hope.


(End update)

As pointed out below, a shocked Vincent is nothing new to Catherine. 


The initial reactions:


Catherine: Full Body will be out next winter in Japan. No word yet on an international release. Update - 11:45am: Atlus USA indicates that the game is indeed coming to the west as well.  

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Brian Ashcraft

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored five books, including most recently, Japanese Whisky: The Ultimate Guide to the World's Most Desirable Spirit.