Sega Drops Bizarre Sheep Clues, Fueling Catherine PC Port Speculation

The sheep says baa.


Sega appears to be using its Steam pages to tease another impending announcement, but what it might be is still a mystery. A bizarre image of a sheep has sparked speculation about a PC port of Catherine, the story-based puzzle game from subsidiary Atlus. Meanwhile, the ESRB now lists Catherine for PC, which all but confirms that's what the teaser images are all about. [Update: Catherine has now launched on Steam as "Catherine Classic.")

The teaser is just an image of a sheep on the Bayonetta page, and was followed similarly by a picture of several sheep on the Valkyria Chronicles 4 page. Sheep play an important role in Catherine, as both the name of the Stray Sheep bar that serves as a central location, and as the way the game represents other men besides the protagonist, Vincent.

Catherine uses its puzzle mechanics to tell a relatively adult story about marriage, commitment, and infidelity. The lead character Vincent is facing the decision of whether to marry his longtime girlfriend, Katherine, when he has a chance encounter with a free-spirited woman, Catherine. It features several endings based on the player's choices and a morality meter. A Full Body remake of Catherine was already announced for PS4 and Vita.

"This story-heavy puzzler is mature and occasionally profound, exploring themes like sexual fidelity, personal responsibility, and trust," wrote critic Kevin VanOrd in GameSpot's review. "Catherine doesn't just challenge your hand/eye coordination: It challenges your intellect and your emotions."

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