When Catherine was announced by Atlus it was already seen as quite an Adult oriented game in the first place. In the subsequent months since the game’s announcement there has been more and more suggestive material released such as scenes that appear sexual in nature, or show the act with barely any regards to hide the fact. Sure sexual themes have been in games before but it sure looks like Catherine is going to go right to the border of Mature rated games.
Of course with all of the adult marketing that they have already done, why should they stop there and go with simple box art? They are instead going with two different box arts for the Xbox 360 and the PS3. The PS3 box art features the blond girl Catherine whom the game is named after and whom the main character Vincent has an affair with that could lead to all of his problems, while the Xbox 360 box art shows Katherine who is his actual girlfriend. Both of them feature Vincent crawling on them, and the sheep men that seem to plague his dreams.
No news that this game will ever see a release outside of Japan, but if it is I wonder how drastic the box art will be changed and how much the game itself will be censored. Or could it perhaps make it to western shelves completely uncensored?