I wish I could go ahead and post these suckers as embeds, but GameSpot’s crazy ass coding ain’t cooperating here. So I’ll just link you guys to them. Be cautious though, as some of these might be spoilerish, especially the first one. But this is pretty early in the game so it ain’t that much of a spoiler. Also, that first link is NSFW
Making a Mistake
Can’t Chain Him Down
So far so good. The voice acting seems pretty good. It’s a bit rough, and kinda jarring to hear Akihiko’s voice as someone else, but it’s all good. Also, I’m certain the syncing will be worked on afterwards (as most Japanese games getting English voices get the sync work done when the acting is finished). As a reminder, Catherine is getting released in the US on July 26th for both the PS3 and 360.
We first got the voice for Vincent. Then we got the voice for Catherine with a “C.” To round out this holy trinity, Michelle Ruff will be voicing Katherine with a “K.” Ruff has done voices for C. Viper from Street Fighter IV and Yukari from Persona 3. To our Anime people out there, she’s also done voice work for Bleach, Code Geass, Haruhi, and Durara!!
And so that’s the main cast. As Destructoid pointed out, Vincent, Catherine, and Katherine are being voiced by Persona 3 and 4 veterans. They’ve done some great work on those games, and I’m certain they won’t disappoint for this entry.
Troy Baker has recently been hinting at this on his Facebook page and now it’s finally confirmed. Baker will be lending his voice talent to Atlus’ Catherine, voicing the protagonist Vincent Brooks.
You may know him as Tales of Vesperia’s Yuri Lowell, Snow Villiers from FFXIII, or Persona 4’s Kanji Tatsumi. Troy Baker will add Vincent Brooks to his already extensive list of voiced roles. Personally, I’m a fan of Baker’s work and think he’ll do the character justice. Atlus usually is spot on when it comes to voice work, and knowing Baker’s involvement in the game only gets me that much more excited for its release this summer.
As an added bonus for Soul Eater fans, here’s a clip of Baker singing the infamous Excalibur song.
Did I mention I can’t wait?
Atlus are such terrible liars. After saying that they had no planes to release the game in the US, a little cryptic message popped up asking gamers, “Do you still like us?” If that pink background was any indication, then they really suck on the subtlety front. Currently Catherine is planned to be released this Summer (Though Gamestop seems to know when exactly). I did try out the Catherine demo, and it’s a quirky little game, and freaking difficult! But that’s okay, this is Atlus we’re talking about.
Atlus released a trailer for our viewing not too long ago. You can see it below.