Atlus held a stream today intended to recruit new employees for its Studio Zero internal development team, who was recently announced to work on Atlus’ RPG Project Re Fantasy. The live stream, however, was themed after Golden Playhouse, the framing device used for the 2011 Atlus narrative puzzle game, Catherine.
The stream was hosted by Trisha, the host of Golden Playhouse. Catherine was framed as a dramatic TV show that was being shown to the player with Trisha introducing and closing the game out with moral messages. During the recruitment stream, Catherine music frequently played, and Trisha teases future surprises about her next job.
A subtitled version of Trisha’s segments can be found below, but any Catherine projects from the studio would have to wait until their fantasy RPG project gets off the ground. What form would you want a Catherine sequel to take?
Catherine had some problems, but most of the story was well-written and relatable. We hope a new game in the series is coming and lets the Persona team tell a story with more adult characters again.