New Girl, New Drama
Arguably the biggest appeal of Catherine’s original release was that the plot explored the morality of a 30-something-year-old male who feels like he’s being pressured into marriage by his long-term girlfriend. The story becomes a lot more intriguing when a new woman shows up in his life, and she ends up being everything he ever wanted in a partner. Vincent Brooke isn’t exactly the most likable protagonist in a video game, but Catherine ended up being so popular because it was one of the only games that dealt so heavily with romantic relationships and wasn’t afraid to delve into the more erotic side of matters.
With Catherine: Full Body, Atlus isn’t content with just re-releasing the exact same game on PS4 and Vita with a slight graphical upgrade. Instead, they’re pulling a Persona 3 Portable and Persona 4 Golden and are adding a whole new character to the story, along with new animated scenes and plot threads for Catherine and Katherine – the new girl, and the girlfriend.
The third girl is named Rin (guess they couldn’t name her Kyatherine), and she works as a pianist at the Stray Sheep, which is the bar Vincent and his friends hang out at. Her appearance in the game will cause the original love triangle to turn into a love square, which should spice things up considerably. With Atlus’ track record, we know that they aren’t half-assed about ports and re-releases, so we’re probably safe in assuming that Full Body’s new content will be substantial and meaningful additions to the story.