No US release planned for Catherine, says Atlus

Raunchy adult thriller Catherine won’t be making the jump to North American territories anytime soon, publisher Atlus has revealed.

The quirky title hit Japanese shelves last week for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 platforms, though it appears a US release isn’t currently in the pipeline.

"Catherine is a Japan-only game and there are no plans for a NA release at this time. Sorry about that!” an Atlus PR chap told BeefJack.

Catherine stars a bloke named Vincent who finds himself experiencing bizarre nightmares after meeting up with a pretty lass named – you’ve guessed it – Catherine.

The game focuses heavily on cut-scenes, with the main chunk of the action set in Nightmare sequences where Vincent must navigate giant staircases while evading various traps.