Those in the EU who wish to break free from the virtual prison Mobius will have to wait a bit longer because Europe’s The Caligula Effect launch has been delayed. The game will be available as a digital download PS Vita title and we’ll have news of a new release date in the future.
The Caligula Effect features:
- A human story set in a virtual world – Experience a dark story as the Go-Home Club does whatever it takes to escape the digital prison known as Mobius. The crew must defeat a group of evil music producers (known as the Ostinato Musicians) who have been working with μ, and come face-to-face with their own black secrets/desires. Written by Persona series veteran Tadashi Satomi (Persona, Persona 2: Innocent Sin, and Persona 2: Eternal Punishment), players will fight towards freedom as they examine the ugly psychological issues that plague the various characters in the game.
- Multiple relationships to nurture – There are 500+ NPCs to recruit into the party to be used in combat. Each has a preassigned class (such as offense, support, etc…) and have a unique background story that’ll slowly be uncovered by completing various quests. Oh, but there’s only 4 characters in a party, so choose your teammates wisely!
- A strategic battle system – The game features a unique battle system called “Imaginary Chain” that makes encounters an exercise in planning. Once enemies are encountered, players will seamlessly transition into battles where they can choose from 100+ skills to unleash on their enemies. While choosing skills, players can adjust timing and see a simulated preview of their attack before committing to it. Maximize damage by creating deadly attack chains between party members and don’t let enemies catch their breath!
- Music by celebrated producers – It’s only fitting that a game about fighting musicians features original songs by celebrated Japanese producers such as OSTER project, 40mP, 164, cosMo@Bousou-P, and more!
The Caligula Effect features its original Japanese audio and is out now in the Americas as a PlayStation®Vita digital download title for $39.99 (with commensurate European pricing). The game is rated T by the ESRB and for more information, please visit http://atlus.com/caligulaeffect.
THAT’S NOT ALL because The Caligula Effect comes as a deluxe bundle that includes a ton of digital goodies! So what will you get when you pick up your PS Vita and venture into Mobius? Well, you’ll get a theme featuring μ and various characters, 19 avatars, AND a swimsuit costume DLC pack! Just check out the glam shot below!
*This posting is the official press release from Atlus*