The Caligula Effect: Overdose Confirmed For Switch, PS4, and Steam

FuRyu’s Vita RPG makes the jump to consoles next year, includes new protagonist, scenarios, endings, and more

Developer FurRyu’s JRPG The Caligula Effect landed on the PlayStation Vita last year. And while the game was far from perfect thanks to some serious performance issues that hampered the experience – you can read our full review here – it wasn’t without its merits. Now, just over a year since it first released in the West, NIS America has announced plans to bring the game to the Switch, PlayStation 4, and Steam in enhanced for with The Caligula Effect: Overdose.

The game will feature a number of enhancements compared to the original release. These include the addition of a female protagonist, overhauled UI, fresh faces to meet and baddies to battle, as well as new endings and scenarios such as the “Forbidden Musician Route” to help breathe new life into the adventure.

To celebrate the occasion, NIS America has released a fresh trailer for the game offering a quick glimpse at the game’s exploration and combat mechanics. Check it out below:

In The Caligula Effect: Overdose, The Caligula Effect: Overdose, people escape from the real world into the artificial realm called Mobius, an idyllic campus overseen by the sentient vocaloid program μ. All who inhabit Mobius are transformed into high school students, where they’re allowed to become their ideal self. Players assume the role of a Mobius inhabitant who has slowly begun to remember memories from the real world and must work to escape the artificial world before it’s too late.

Stay tuned for more details on The Caligula Effect Overdose as they become available.


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