Catherine: Full Body, XCOM 2 Collection Rated For Switch in Korea
Spotted by ResetEra Sunday morning, Switch versions of Catherine: Full Body, XCOM 2 Collection, and BioShock: The Collection were all rated in Korea.
It looks like Catherine: Full Body and XCOM 2 are headed to the Switch.
BioShock: The Collection, which was recently rated in Taiwan, also appeared in the listings, lending a bit more credence to the idea that these potential Switch ports are well on their way.
Here are the listings as published by the Korean ratings committee (note that “캐서린 풀 보디” at No. 56 translates to English as Catherine: Full Body):
There is no official word on a Switch version for any of these three games yet, but it likely won’t take too long before something is announced. There hasn’t been a Nintendo Direct since September, but if the program is sticking to a schedule similar to last year’s, then one could be coming either sometime this month or early next.
BioShock, XCOM, and Catherine each have a pretty strong following, and all three would be well at home on Nintendo’s console-handheld hybrid. But it does come as a bit of a shock to see that Catherine: Full Body might be releasing outside of a PlayStation platform.
The experimental puzzle game — published by Atlus and developed by the P Studio team in charge of the Persona franchise — originally released in 2011 for the PS3 and Xbox 360. Full Body, which came out last year from Atlus’ newly-formed Studio Zero, was a remixed version that added a new character and more story content. It was exclusive to PlayStation — the PS4 and PS Vita in Japan, and the PS4 only in the West — continuing a stretch where the Japanese publisher seemed either reluctant or unwilling to bring its biggest games, the mainline Persona series in particular, to any other platform.
There have been signs that the tide may be turning on that, however. Sega, Atlus’ parent company, brought the original version of Catherine to PC at the start of 2019 and teased that it might not be the only Atlus game to make its way over.
Atlus also released a survey last week, where the final question on it asked fans about their interest in Nintendo Switch ports for a list of the publisher’s already released titles. Catherine: Full Body just so happened to be on that list, and if it does actually see a Switch port, that could open the door for other highly requested games to be brought over too, like say…Persona 5.
One step at a time though, right? We’ll keep you posted.