Atlus Possibly Teasing a Catherine Sequel

Atlus held a 30 minute livestream earlier today in the hopes of attracting potential new hires for their new Studio Zero team. While a game developer hiring for a team isn’t exactly mind-blowing news, at the end of their livestream they teased a potential sequel to a cult classic they made last hardware generation.

We’ve learned that at the end of the “Golden Recruitment Special Program,” which was all “Golden Playhouse” themed, Atlus teased a potential follow-up for Catherine. For those of you not following these hints, all of this imagery is from Catherine,  sexually-driven thriller-puzzle game Atlus launched for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

The livestream was opened and closed by Trisha, a character and host from Catherine as well.

At the tail end of the stream, Trisha seems to address Atlus staff directly, pondering if she’ll get her gaming debut in their upcoming Studio Zero game, RPG Project Re Fantasy.

Finally, she said that for anyone waiting for this, there might be some surprises in store – she also noted her surprise over when her “next job” might be talked about.

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  • mega jew

    Another Golden Playhouse game would be great. It doesn’t even have to be a Catherine sequel.

  • Funtime Happysnacks

    Sure to be another great game. If they are hiring to strive for something even grander in scope than P5, the sky is the limit for Atlus.

  • CrusaderEsper

    Yes… but at the same time No! The game was so good but I couldn’t even get past the first tower of Babel. My Edge skills were not strong enough.

  • Vitor Santos

    just make sure we can date best girl (male) this time around – Erika

  • Funtime Happysnacks

    Whatever Erika’s past may be, she’s definitely all-woman by the time of the game.

  • sanic

    I’d buy it, although the special edition underwear better have a dong slit this time.

  • RichardGristle

    I fear how censored a Catherine game would be today.

  • RichardGristle

    I’d almost prefer it not be. Similar gameplay would be fine, but a whole new cast of characters would be fantastic.

  • Matz

    And I’ve just finished (Well, at least got one of the endings) the game last weekend, could be good to see a sequel with a different set of characters with a new setting

  • Matz

    Thank god Atlus is not known for censoring their own games

  • Snorlaxation

    I’d love a new Golden Playhouse installment.
    Any ideas for a good plot? That whole ants/witch theme never really got any payoff (other than Erika)

  • Guest

    As much as I liked Catherine, I hope the next Persona doesn’t take as long over them doing other things. I don’t want to be in my mid-thirties waiting for the next one to come out.

  • -blank-

    This. I’d love a spiritual successor to Catherine, but I think they did everything they could with the current cast, save for Trish/Ishtar

  • Loli de 42 Prédios pra limpar.

    Am I gonna be able to play as Vincent the Hedgehog?

  • Vincent

    Tokyo Mirage Sessions?

  • Uncle Ocelot

    Nintendo published, so they get the benefit of the doubt there.

  • Uncle Ocelot

    Holy shit yes.

  • Uncle Ocelot

    I think they’ve got a new team now that most of the P3-5 guys are busy with Re:Fantasy.

  • alterku I still find it weird how he mostly tricks the young guy into dating him. And how none of his friends warn him he’s been trapped.

  • Funtime Happysnacks

    She’s post-op and easily passing. She doesn’t have a dick.

  • Funtime Happysnacks

    They are only one company. To make games of the same quality and scope as Persona 5 will require years of hard work and testing, not to mention the entire extra year it took for localizing and QA in the west. Game’s over 100 hours long dude. That’s a lot of shit to test.