The Caligula Effect: Overdose is relapsing onto PS4, Switch, and PC

Posted on February 13, 2019

The Caligula Effect is a JRPG that came out back in 2017 for the PS Vita, boasting a unique battle sytem and more than 500 recruitable party members.

The game’s plot answers the oft-asked question, what if a Japanese vocaloid turned evil and trapped everyone in a matrix-likevirtual prison? Similar to the Persona series, the player protagonist swaps between destroying monsters in dungeons and engaging in anime-style social antics on the side.

The response from critics was pretty mixed: though most liked the game, a common critisism stated that the game’s ambitious features weren’t implimented well enough. Publisher NIS America and studio Aquaria are giving themselves a second chance with this remaster, which utilises an updated engine and added features. The Caligula Effect: Overdose will be coming to PS4, Steam, and the Switch eShop on March 22nd.

Overdose plans to be an improvement on the original, updating graphics and gameplay, and extending the story to boot. You’ll now be able to choose between a male and female protagonist from the start, changing some character interactions. The cast of characters has been expanded too, giving you some more allies to choose from and more villains to face.

New scenarioes and endings have been added, as well as a brand new “Forbidden Musician Route”, which will place you as a double agent assisting the villainous Ostinato Musicians to take down the good guys. These are the main changes, but there are heaps of gameplay tweaks, all descibed in detail on the official website – go check it out!

one of The Caligula Effect: Overdose's new characters

The Caligula Effect: Overdose will be releasing to PS4, Steam, and the Switch eShop on March 22nd.