Atlus is giving fans the opportunity to participate in a Catherine trailer, which will then be used to market the game to ... well, those same fans, really. The publisher is soliciting video responses to the following three questions:
Do you ever want to get married?
If so, to the person you're with now?
If not, why?
Some of those video responses will be put into a new trailer, similar to this one made in advance of the Japanese release. "We'll likely cut something that is similar in structure to the Japanese trailer," Atlus PR and sales manager (and, now, Catherine pre-trailer star) Aram Jabbari told Joystiq, "although sans a film crew roaming the streets of a city."
The goal of the questions, he said, "is just to get people thinking about and talking about their relationships." If some of those relationships happen to come to an untimely end as a result of unwise, broadcasted responses ... well, that's more time for your newly-single self to play through Catherine. For more information, check out the video after the break and the rules on the YouTube page.
Catherine is an unprecedented exploration of the pleasures and horrors of love. As Vincent, a man recently succumbed to the irresistible beauty of the game's titular diversion players find themselves swept into a treacherous love triangle. Catherine's core themes-those of free will, of the delicate nature of relationships and the choices we make within them, marry perfectly with the intense, terror-filled gameplay that serves to accurately reflect Vincent's growing sense of anxiety. It is an experience wholly unlike any to come before it. Vincent likes his girlfriend. Katherine is pretty, smart, and successful. Trouble is, she's starting to talk about long-term commitment, which is something Vincent's spent his entire life avoiding. With new complications the furthest thing from his mind, Vincent heads out for his regular night of drinks with his friends. Little does he know that he's about to be blindsided by a beautiful, seductive, irresistible freight train named Catherine. Suddenly, he's hung over in bed next to the most beautiful woman he's ever seen, unsure about the previous night's events. Was it just making out, he wonders, or did something more serious happen between them? Should he tell Katherine? Will he ever see Catherine again? Vincent's about to find that a stumble on the staircase of love can turn into a horrific, fatal plummet.