FuRyu held a live stream dedicated to The Caligula Effect today, bringing a major announcement of the reveal of Caligula Overdose, a full remake that will be released on PlayStation 4. The Juvenile RPG that was originally released on PlayStation Vita is getting reworked with Unreal Engine 4, which makes the new game have more refined graphics and UI, as well as better accessibility.
One of the most requested features on The Caligula Effect was to add a selection for a female protagonist, and FuRyu will add that feature in this game. She will be voiced by the famous Miyuki Sawashiro, who also happens to be the elder sister of the voice actor for the original male protagonist Chiharu Sawashiro.
A number of new characters are also added in this remake: Ayana Amamoto (voiced by Maria Naganawa) and Eiji Biwasaka (voiced by Kenji Akabane) newly join the Go-Home Club, while Kuchinashi (with Pinokiopi as the composer) and Stork (DECO*27) reinforce the Ostinato Musicians.
Caligula Overdose will also have twice the scenario volume of The Caligula Effect, with a newly added route that will see the protagonist join the side of Mu and her Ostinato Musicians while still acting as the leader of the Go-Home Club. And there will be a limited edition that contains a special album CD, a booklet that contains composer interviews and short stories, a DLC code to unlock casual clothing for Go-Home Club members, and a ticket for participating in a Caligula event that will be held in Japan.
Caligula Overdose will be released for PlayStation 4 in Japan on May 17, 2018. Currently, it is not known yet if this full remake of The Caligula Effect will also have an English localization or not.