The Caligula Effect 2, the sequel to the turn-based combat RPG, will be released by NIS America for PS4 and Nintendo Switch in North America and Europe this fall. The original game was developed by Aquria for the PlayStation Vita in Japan in June 2016, and published by Atlus USA in North America and Europe in May 2017.
The NIS description of The Caligula Effect 2, which will be relased in Japanese with English subtitles, reads, “A virtuadoll named Regret has created the world of Redo in order to save people from their past regrets by unknowingly imprisoning them in a simulation.
“However, this “paradise” is shaken to the core when a virtual idol named χ breaks into Regret’s virtual reality and restores a high school student’s memories of the real world. In order to escape Redo, they re-establish the Go-Home Club, a resistance group that seeks to fight against Regret and her enforcers, the Obbligato Musicians.”
Pre-orders for the $99.99 limited edition of The Caligula Effect 2 are now available at the NIS America Online Store. The game includes The Artwork of The Caligula Effect 2 hardcover art book, the Regret and χ Vocal Collection soundtrack, a Tatefushi Academy school bag, a Regret and χ Vocal Collection digital download, three bonus limited edition-exclusive tracks, a Tatefushi Academy student ID, and a collector’s box.
Aquria, the developer of The Caligula Effect, is also known for developing Sword Art Online: Infinity Moment, Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment and the sequel Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization based on the popular Japanese light novel series, Sword Art Online.
NIS America also released a remake of the original game titled The Caligula Effect: Overdose[d] in March 2019 for PS4, Nintendo Switch, and Microsoft Windows. In addition, an anime television series adaptation of The Caligula Effect, produced by studio Satelight, aired from April 8 to June 24, 2018 in Japan. The series was released by Discotek Media in North America on Blu-ray last August.
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