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The Caligula Effect: Overdose Arrives on PS5 Later This Year

Screenshot of characters talking in The Caligula Effect: Overdose

The Caligula Effect: Overdose, an enhanced version of the original game with a bevy of enhancements including extra characters and scenarios, is making the cross-generational trip to PlayStation 5 sometime in 2023.

Overdose is by no means new; it’s already been brought to PS4, Switch, and PC systems nearly four years ago. This is the first time we’re seeing it pop up on a current-gen console, though, so I suppose we’re in for a resolution uptick and maybe some frame rate improvements. In any case, here’s the announcement trailer!

Our very own Audra Bowling reviewed The Caligula Effect: Overdose back when it hit the Nintendo Switch in 2019. Audra gave it a 58, bottom-lining with the following: “While it is the strongest version of The Caligula Effect, it is hard to recommend Overdose to anyone but the most hardcore of fans given its flaws.”

I reckon the PS5 version stands a chance at being the strongest version of… the strongest version of… The Caligula Effect, though that may still prove faint praise.

If you’re unfamiliar with the game, here’s a quick overview from NIS America to catch you up.

From Tadashi Satomi, scenario writer of Persona 1 and 2, comes an aesthetic adventure that will blur the lines between the virtual world and reality. Within the confines of Mobius, you can forget all the pain and problems of reality and live your best life! But is virtual happiness true happiness? Join the members of the Go-Home Club as they fight against the facade of Mobius and work to reach the real world.

Stand up to the overseer program μ and her devoted supporters, the Ostinato Musicians, as you make your escape back to reality. Utilize stigmas to augment your abilities in battle and befriend and interact with over 500 students in the virtual world to strengthen your skill pool!

Key Features

  • The World of Mobius – Delve into Mobius, a supposedly perfect digital world where everyone is at their very best, and discover the hidden secrets within!
  • Combat Master – Master the innovative battle system that combines strategy and action by utilizing stigmas to augment your abilities!
  • Casualty Link – There are over 500 students in the world of Mobius and each has their own unique story to tell. Befriend them and beef up your skill pool!

Preorders are now available on the NIS America Store for $49.99. You’ll get an exclusive set of art cards along with the game if you purchase through their venue, and hey, who doesn’t love art cards?

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Quinton O'Connor

Quinton O'Connor

Quinton cut their chops on the games journalism thing in 2020 right here at RPGFan. They left the site for about five months in 2022, but you know what they say. You can take the RPG out of the Fan, but you can't take the... Fan out of the RPG? Anyway, they're back.

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