I remember back when Persona 5 released, many users were frustrated due to Atlus’ intense restrictions in regards to sharing the game’s plot via streaming services or YouTube videos. Now, it appears that the studio and publisher will be taking a similar approach with the storyline in Catherine: Full Body.
In a Q&A session with Studio Zero, the developer announced the news about the game’s upcoming share restrictions. Players will be able to share the first half of Catherine: Full Body’s storyline, as well as some of the additional game modes that are available outside of the overall story. The latter half of the game’s storyline will be totally off limits.
It’s worth noting that the restrictions on Persona 5 were eventually reworked months after the game was available to the mass market.
Last month, Studio Zero and Atlus held something they called a “Sheep Week,” where they revealed tons of new information about Catherine: Full Body. New details were revealed about the game’s Japanese voice cast, alongside a whole bunch of trailers. Furthermore, we got our first look at the game’s day-one DLC, which features the main protagonist of Persona 5 as a playable character.
If you want my take, I never personally understood why Japanese developers are so much stricter with the share button compared to western developers. Especially considering it’s free marketing to an extent. However, Atlus titles like Persona and Catherine usually offer incredibly intricate storylines with deep characters and pivotal moments, so I do understand why they’re strict in that regard.
Catherine: Full Body will be launching next year for PS4 and PS Vita in Japan on February 14. As of right now, the game is expected to release sometime in 2019 over here in the west. It’s unconfirmed as to whether or not the game will make it onto the PS Vita in the west.