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Vita JRPG The Caligula Effect To See Western Release May 2

Furyu’s dark Vita RPG The Caligula Effect gets release date and new trailer

Caligula Effect

ATLUS has announced that developer Furyu’s JRPG The Caligula Effect will be making its way to the Americas and Europe on May 2, 2017. The PlayStation Vita exclusive title will only be available as a digital download from the PlayStation Network Store.

The Caligula Effect features a twisted story written by Tadashi Satomi, the writer of Persona, Persona 2: Innocent Sin, and Persona 2: Eternal Punishment. As for the story itself, it takes place at the cozy Kishimai High School, where students enjoy daily performances by the virtual idol μ.  While all seems well on the surface, the school itself is actually Mobius, a virtual reality construct created and ruled by μ. After the game’s protagonist uncovers the school’s dark secret, he joins up with a group of other students who are aware of Mobius. Calling themselves the Go-Home Club, the group must face their inner demons in order to escape. How’s that for a good time?

The game was originally released as Caligula in Japan. Thankfully, not much else has changed from its original Japanese release, as publisher ATLUS has confirmed that The Caligula Effect will maintain the original Japanese audio track when it makes its way to the west.

For a closer look at The Caligula Effect in action, check out the latest trailer for the game below courtesy of ATLUS:

For more on the game, visit The Caligula Effect’s official website here.

So, will you be adding this eerie RPG to your Vita collection when it releases on May 2, 2017? Be sure to let us know in the comments section.

Frank has been the caffeine-fueled evil overlord of HeyPoorPlayer since 2008. He speaks loudly and carries a big stick to keep the staff of the HPP madhouse in check. A collector of all things that blip and beep, he has an extensive collection of retro consoles and arcade machines crammed into his house. Currently playing: Dodonpachi Dai-Ou-Jou (Arcade), Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove (Switch), Neo Turf Masters (Neo Geo)

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