The Empireo
Catherine The Empireo Dumuzid
Vincent battling Dumuzid on the 6th floor of The Empireo.
Stage Level 9
Difficulty Very hard
Length Very long
Blocks Present All block types
New Blocks Introduced Mystery Blocks
Monster Blocks
Hazards Falling
Stage collapsing
Being crushed
Trap Blocks
Black Hole Blocks
Monster Blocks
Mystery Blocks
Ice Blocks
Cracked Blocks
Thomas' Pistol
Stomp Attack
Random Block Change
Dumuzid Beam
Meteor Storm
Landings 5
Confessionals 4
Setting Heaven
Characters Present Vincent Brooks
Thomas Mutton (Dumuzid)

The Empireo is the ninth stage in Catherine.


"Only those who can keep their eyes focused on the light above will make it through this area. This stage is illuminated by the light seen only by those in their final moments!"
— Colosseum Mode description


If the initial stages are associated with Hell, death, and judgment, then the Empireo - the ultimate stage outside of Babel - represents Heaven. Pillars around are often golden and the sun is visible, but the block towers - which now include Mystery and Monster Blocks - are tougher than ever.

Not every person subjected to the Great Trials needs to scale the Empireo, but Vincent accepts the challenge in order to obtain a final showdown and obtain true freedom - which would take him further than any of his peers. Even if you save the other bar patrons, Vincent faces the Empireo alone.


Area 9-1

(The camera pans downward from the top of the tower; The player is given a bird's-eye-view of the first part of the stage as the camera pans down to focus on Vincent standing at the very bottom of the level looking back and forth presumably for Boss.)

9-1 Landing

(The camera briefly zooms out from the bell tower on the landing and fades to Vincent climbing up onto the stairs as Thomas Mutton begins talking to him.)

Area 9-2


  • Bizet – L'Arlésienne Second Suite "Farandole"
  • Mussorgsky – 'Pictures at an Exhibition' The Hut on the Fowl's Legs (Baba-Yagá)
  • Chopin – "Revolutionary Etude"
  • Händel – Messiah "Hallelujah Chorus"

Boss Character(s)

Thomas Mutton (Dumuzid)



First Sphere

  • Vincent: Hey, Mutton! If you're behind this, then you can hear me, right? Say something!
  • Vincent: ......!

Thomas Mutton/Dumuzid

First Sphere

  • Thomas Mutton/Dumuzid: Ha ha ha!  Of course I can hear you.  I can see you... and your underpants.
  • Thomas Mutton/Dumuzid: Welcome to my realm.  It's admirable that a mere human could come this far.  Ah... It would be a bore to kill you immediately when I was the one to bring you here.  Now... Show me those skilss that helped you survive this week.  Now... Come to Daddy!

9-1 Landing

  • Thomas Mutton/Dumuzid:  Heh... Not bad.  But this is just the beginning... It'd be boring for you to die here, wouldn't it?

The Trivia For Tonight.....

Stages and bosses
Underground Cemetery:

Prison of Despair:
Torture Chamber:
Clock Tower:
Spiral Corridor:
The Cathedral:
The Empireo:
Close Encounter:


2-1  · 2-2  · 2-3 (Fist of Grudge)
3-1  · 3-2  · 3-3 (Immoral Beast)
4-1  · 4-2 (The Child)
5-1  · 5-2  · 5-3 (Doom's Bride)
6-1  · 6-2  · 6-3  · 6-4 (Child with a Chainsaw)
7-1  · 7-2  · 7-3  · 7-4  · 7-5 (Shadow of Vincent)
8-1 (Catherine)
9-1  · 9-2  · 9-3  · 9-4  · 9-5  · 9-6 (Dumuzid)
10-1  · 10-2  · 10-3 (Big Brother)