Catherine patch makes game easier

Players get access to Super Easy Mode.

It seems to be public knowledge (in Japan, at least) that adventure game Catherine is difficult because of its climbing and block-laden puzzles that requires no room for error. According to Atlus' official Catherine homepage (translated by Siliconera), the PlayStation 3 patch is live and will make a gamer's life easier with a new difficulty mode called Super Easy mode.

This mode will give players the ability to summon a drink that makes main character Vincent climb three tiers of steps in one move. Players can do this by holding down select on the PS3 to do this multiple times. The patch also updates the number of retries a player gets from collecting a pillow during a puzzle. The pillows are now worth three retries in Easy mode, while they are worth two retries in Normal mode.

Catherine will be in English this July.

Atlus' patch also fixes the issues found in the online leaderboards where player names are not appearing in the rankings to reflect the balance changes. As an additional bonus for players who aren't keen about the changes, gamers can reset Catherine to its original pre-patch state by pressing L3 and R3 on their PS3 controllers at the same time.

While the patch is out now for the PS3, the Xbox 360 version has yet to be announced. The English version of Catherine will be out on July 26 for both the PS3 and Xbox 360.

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macabre190788
macabre190788

Strangely enough, this is, right now, the game I'm looking forward to the most, apart from Arkham City that is, I mean, come on. I think it looks interesting, and yeah, I hope they make the "Super Easy" option available in the NA version as well, no release in Europe BTW? May have to import it.

BillyColeman
BillyColeman

........wish this was out for the 360 ver this is one thing i hate about this game

pqwoei
pqwoei

@angelbless I totally agree!!

pqwoei
pqwoei

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risako9
risako9

Just play on an easier difficulty then play a harder difficulty on your next playthrough assuming that it's worth playing several times

zaiwen
zaiwen

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shalashaska88
shalashaska88

@zaiwen Do you have to make such an immature and untrue comment?

soulless4now
soulless4now

I hope they're putting an easy mode in the NA version too. :P

angelbless
angelbless

Maybe they should consider introducing both languages to the American release. That way, if the voice acting isnt very good, you can always skip to the original voices. :) Anyway July isnt that far now :D

fkbwii
fkbwii

I hope the voice actors are good. That's what's going to make or break this game.

Jex9
Jex9

I wonder if they called it super easy to be ironic...like to throw it in our face that we're bad at games lol because they just completely bypassed very easy and went straight to super easy. I wonder if the ratio between super easy and easy is equivalent to the ratio between superman and man...

Francision69
Francision69

I guess super easy makes Catherine easy to get.

DennisWZH
DennisWZH

im gonna play hard mode. @yathoom: those who rated the game probably played the japanese version already.

Apastron
Apastron

I have a joke about Catherine being super easy but I think it best not to share it.

Yathoom
Yathoom

guys how come ppl are rating the game and no official ratings has been announced yet!?

Yathoom
Yathoom

guys how come ppl are rating the game and no official ratings has been announced yet!?

zaiwen
zaiwen

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epona_d
epona_d

If atlus are well known for difficult games, and they have to release a 'super easy' patch probably means I will have to use it lol.

Ivory-Dynamite
Ivory-Dynamite

Wow super easy must be a hard game.I hope I get to play it in the future.

mattg90520
mattg90520

Cant wait. I heard it was difficult but the fact that the new mode is called Super Easy makes me wonder how ridiculously hard it actually is.

ahnzz
ahnzz

july 26 awesome