Sega’s plan to tease fans about Catherine’s release on PC may have been foiled by the ESRB.
Update: Following the publication of this story, we were notified of the ESRB rating page for Catherine, which currently lists the PC version amongst the game’s other platforms.
It’s not clear how recent this addition was, but it definitely confirms the game is due out on PC, which gives context to Sega’s teasers. It’s more than likely Sega will announce, and perhaps release, Catherine on PC in the very near future.
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Out of nowhere, the Bayonetta Steam page was updated with a community post featuring an image of a sheep. No description, and nothing else to go on; just a picture of a lovely sheep with the title “Baa.”
Though this may not mean much to most, some eagle-eyed fans believe this is a tease for the release of Catherine on PC. Catherine takes place in a dreamworld where characters are represented as anthropomorphic sheep. The Stray Sheep is also the name of an in-game bar, which likewise should be familiar to Catherine fans.
Assuming Sega follows the same teaser structure seen in Bayonetta, and Vanquish’s cases, we can expect less oblique references to follow.
Catherine is a bit of an unusual game. Part puzzle platformer, and part relationship sim, it tells an adult story in a stylised, sort of serialist way. It’s not clear which Catherine game is due out for PC, though it’s most likely Catherine Classic.
Sega’s move to bring more of its niche Japanese-made games to PC has largely been praised. Bayonetta, Vanquish, and later Yakuza all found an audience on Steam, and answered many fans’ cries to have these games on their favourite platform.