Caligula: Overdose Introduces Two New Characters
FuRyu has released new information and screenshots for its upcoming enhanced remake of The Caligula Effect, Caligula: Overdose. The first piece of information reaffirms one of the original game’s features: a massive collection of over five hundred NPCs that players can recruit into their party. By upgrading their relationship with others through events and the like, players can unlock new recruits visible through the Causality Link screen.
FuRyu also detailed two additional characters being added to Overdose. The first is Himari Minamide, a twenty-year-old girl who supposedly died in a gruesome incident. Himari was the leader of an underground idol group known as Uzume Tai. The second character is Kouki Tadokoro, a religious fanatic of the virtual idol μ. Due to his extreme sense of self-importance, he is immune to the mind-control of the Ostinato Musicians who act as μ’s guards, earning their disdain.
The Caligula Effect was released for PlayStation Vita in Japan by FuRyu in 2016 and in North America and Europe by Atlus USA in 2017 (RPGamer’s review can be found here). Caligula: Overdose is set for release in Japan on May 17, 2018, with no news yet regarding a western release. Included among the improvements for the new version are a redone UI, upgraded visuals, and substantial amounts of new content. A “Forbidden Musician” route doubles the length of the game’s scenario, and there will also be multiple endings, new Go-Home Club members, new musicians, new songs, and a selectable female protagonist.
Hope this gets localized, skipped the original due to lack of physical release.