In a character trailer released this week, publisher NIS America has revealed the Western release dates of the PlayStation 5 port of The Caligula Effect: Overdose, an RPG by Japanese developer FuRyu. The Caligula Effect: Overdose is set to arrive on the PlayStation 5 in North America this May 30, with the European release following on a few days later, on June 2.
NIS America and FuRyu first announced the PlayStation 5 port of the turn-based RPG last month, along with a standard physical edition consisting of five art cards as well as the game disc and case. This edition is currently available for preorder through NIS America’s web store and the NISA Europe web store. The digital version of The Caligula Effect: Overdose for PlayStation 5 can be pre-purchased through the PlayStation Store in all Western regions at this point in time. However, both PlayStation 4 versions of the game, physical and digital, can be played on the PS5 via its built-in backward compatibility.
The Caligula Effect: Overdose is a remake of The Caligula Effect, which was first released on the PlayStation Vita in 2016. An RPG with turn-based combat and dungeon-crawling, The Caligula Effect followed several teenagers in search of way to escape the seemingly-infinite boundaries of the virtual reality Mobius, in which they found themselves trapped. Its story was penned by Tadashi Satomi, best known for having written the scenarios of each of the first three Persona titles.
Following a 2018 anime adaptation titled Caligula, by animation studio Satelight, The Caligula Effect was remade for the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Windows under the new title of The Caligula Effect: Overdose. This remake was localized and published internationally by NIS America in 2019, and added a female protagonist to the game, as well as several new endings.
Neither NIS America nor FuRyu have outlined any differences between the upcoming PlayStation 5 port of The Caligula Effect: Overdose and the original Nintendo Switch, PS4, and Windows release. It seems apparent that the port will be a direct one, adding no new features and making no notable changes to the game.
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