NIS America today announced that The Caligula Effect: Overdose will launch on the 12th of March in North America, and on the 15th of March in Europe. Along with the release date, NIS America also unveiled a new gameplay trailer focused around the game's dynamic battle system.
In The Caligula Effect: Overdose, the line between fact and fiction becomes blurred when people escape from the real world into a beautiful realm called Mobius. Created by a sentient vocaloid program named μ (Mu), Mobius transforms all of its inhabitants into high school students, and allows each individual to create their own "ideal self" within this realm. However, as you begin to remember fragments of memories from the real world, you realize something is wrong. You must escape from this false paradise with your fellow students and return to reality.
- An Overdose of New Features – The Caligula Effect: Overdose boasts enhanced visuals and gameplay! Explore new scenarios, endings, and the “Forbidden Musician Route” while escaping the virtual world of Mobius.
- The New Faces of Kishimai High – Play as the newly added female protagonist! Plus, meet two new members of the Go-Home Club, who each have their own new Ostinato Musician to face.
- Use the Imaginary Chain! – Turn-based battle meets exhilarating action in this refined JRPG battle system! Develop a flawless strategy after using the Imaginary Chain to predict what your enemies will do next!
- Unite and Escape – Sometimes, it’s hard to go at it alone. Befriend over 500 other students in this imaginary paradise to improve your skills in battle and ultimately return to reality.
The Caligula Effect: Overdose will be available for PS4, Nintendo Switch and PC. A Limited Edition is now available to pre-order on the NIS America Online Store. Priced at $59.99, the Limited Edition includes a copy of the game, the official soundtrack, an official hardcover art book, a "Beautiful Lies" tear-resistant poster, and a Collector's box.