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UPDATE 14:45 Atlus USA has just confirmed in a tweet that it will indeed be bringing Catherine: Full Body to the West and has launched the English-language version’s website. Details other than that are slim, but it’s good to know:
ORIGINAL STORY FOLLOWS: Earlier in the week it was announced that Catherine: Full Body, a remake and update of 2012 adventure puzzler Catherine, was in development for PlayStation 4 and the PS Vita. Now, the first Japanese trailer has been released, and it gives us our first glimpse at the new, third potential love interest named Rin.
She’s a piano player at the Stray Sheep bar in the game before she gets caught up in the story. You can see the trailer below, featuring Rin in a cute pink bob.
Kotaku UK notes that the Catherine: Full Body website makes repeated use of a transgender symbol in connection with Rin, indicating she may be a trans character. However, the promotional material seems to make a big deal of Rin holding up her skirt and Laura Dale points out in her piece that the original Catherine has a ‘poor track record with trans representation’, neither of which are good indicators for how this romance may be handled.
As well as also providing us a glimpse at some of the new additions to the game’s puzzle aspect, the trailer also reveals that the game is aiming for a release, in Japan at least, next Winter.