Another Sega game could be heading for PC. Sega has been bringing a lot of their games to PC recently including Yakuza, Bayonetta and Vanquish which have all unexpectedly made their way to PC and now Catherine might be the latest game to suddenly receive a PC port. An article over on SilliconEra has noticed that the ESRB rating for Catherine has been updated with PC being listed as a platform for the game. The ESRB rating is as follows:
This is a puzzle adventure game in which players assume the role of Vincent, a man with relationship issues that are manifested in his dreams. The game transitions between animated cutscenes and puzzle stages (i.e., nightmares); in the nightmare world, players must help Vincent ascend crumbling towers by pushing, pulling, and climbing blocks to reach an exit. If players make the wrong move, they can be killed by spike traps and giant boss creatures (e.g., a demon bride, a chainsaw-wielding baby); death scenes are accompanied by exaggerated splashes of blood as Vincent is stabbed, crushed, shot, or bitten. During one cutscene, a character is stabbed in the stomach with a knife; a large pool of blood quickly forms under her body. In order to move faster in the puzzles stages, players can order Vincent alcoholic beverages (e.g., mixed cocktails, beer, sake, whiskey); after three drinks, he begins to stumble around when moving. These sequences are accompanied by voice-over narration: “It's said that chugging alcohol isn't good for you, but sometimes it's necessary” and “[T]ake a big swig of cognac!” Throughout the game, sex and sexuality are frequently referenced, sometimes while two characters are in bed together (e.g., “I finally became a man! Got rid of my V-card, BOOM,” “If the one you loved confessed to a sexual habit that you found absolutely unacceptable, what would you do?” and “After all you've done to my body . . . Night after night . . .”). One bedroom sequence pans across a man's legs, then to his curling toes; another scene briefly depicts a woman caressing her body while making suggestive comments (e.g., “I've got such a hunger for these feelings . . . I know you have some hungers as well, don't you?” ). The game also depicts the central character surrounded by topless female demons—though shadow effects obscure most details. The words “f**k” and “sh*t” can be heard in the dialogue.
What's worth noting is that this is for the original Catherine released on Xbox 360 and PS3 in 2011. Not the upgraded version, Catherine: Full Body which features new story content including an entirely new character. Full Body is set for release in Japan next month with a western release still listed as "soon to follow." None-the-less, we've also seen some teases on Steam such as Sega posting pictures of sheep in the Bayonetta steam news section. Sheep also feature heavily in Catherine since the game involves dreams and nightmares. Ultimately, there's no official message yet, but it seems more than likely that Catherine will release on PC.