FuRyu and Aquria have released new Caligula information and screenshots introducing more about the game’s Imaginary Chain battle system, how students can become eroded and dangerous by μ’s music, and Ostinato Musicians Mirei and Ike-P. The final box art was also unveiled.
Get the information below.
■ Battle While Using Skills and Rewriting the Future
Depending on enemy behavior and the current situation, there will be cases where you can’t connect a combo. In such a event, by changing the starting character, selecting a skill that corresponds to the situation, etc., you’ll be able to connect combos while rewriting the projected “fantasy” according to the situation.
(1) Kotarou wants to let out a launch attack! But after you check the vision of the attack, you see that the enemy guards and isn’t launched.
(2) If the protagonist chooses a technique that hits flying enemies, a combo with Suzuna won’t connect, and Mifue’s chosen attck technique to hit a downed enemy will also misfire. Both failures.
(3) So the protagonist changes to an attack with the guard break attribute. If you check the vision, how is the future rewritten…?
(4) The protagonist moves forward to break the enemy’s guard. Now to connect the attacks following it… time starts to move.
(5) A non-stagnant combo is born, and the enemy is destroyed in one turn. Make full use of your vision to take care of troublesome enemies.
■ Students Eroded by Song
The students living in Mobius have a parameter known as “erosion rate.” It shows how dependent they are on Mobius and how far they’ve lost themselves.
μ’s music is played in the dungeons ruled by the Ostinato Musicians and increases the students’ erosion rate. Students whose erosion rates have increased turn into enemies, and if they discover you, a battle will ensue.
There are various reasons for an increased erosion rate. μ’s music plays and battles carry out in its vicinity… they are a fragile existence that change by the various stresses they receive in Mobius.
Students that you would be able to have a normal conversation with until now have been eroded by μ’s music and have turned into enemies.
Kotarou’s Catharsis Effect takes on the form of gauntlets on both arms. As if to show off its power, they can make a big body look even bigger. In battle, Kotarou is a short-distance attacker and tank. He possesses many dynamic attack techniques as a way to overcome the tides of battle, and with his inherent sturdiness acts as a shield for the members of the Going Home Club.
Kotono’s Catharsis Effect takes on the form of a bow and arrow. At first glance, it appears there are also beautiful angel wings, but it can also be taken as a sturdy cage that keeps out intruders. In battle, Kotono is a long-distance all-rounder. She can concentrate her attacks regardless of her position, and is a reliable ally who can also handle a support role.
■ Ostinato Musicians
Mirei (voiced by Eriko Nakamura)
Character Sound Composer: CyoucyoP
Headquartered at the Marine Resort in Mobius, she lives a “queen”-like life of comfort served by an entourage of men. She boasts tremendous popularity thanks to her excellence in musical talent and her beautiful appearance. She is fixated on being number one to an unusual degree, and even targets Mobius’ absolute idol μ as a rival.
Ike-P (voiced by Soma Saito)
Character Sound Composer: Asa
A second-year student who goes to the same high school as the protagonists. He is Izuru’s classmate and the member of a musical band. He is a genuine narcissist confident in his own appearance, who always maintains a posed look. He seeks the voices of praise from his fans more than anything, and devotes himself to performing concerts as a way to affirm his own popularity.
■ Box Art
Caligula is due out for PS Vita on June 23 in Japan.
View the screenshots at the gallery.