The Caligula Effect: Overdose staff discuss remake in Weekly Famitsu

Some tidbits from the latest issue.

The Caligula Effect: Overdose

The latest issue of Weekly Famitsu has an interview with The Caligula Effect: Overdose producer Takuya Yamanaka, scenario writer Tadashi Satomi, and character designer Oguchi on the newly announced remake.

Get the tidbits below.

  • The previous game was largely a success. However, we regretted not being able to put some things into the game.
  • So rather than make a sequel, we decided to remake the previous game.
  • We tossed the user interface of the previous game entirely, and are remaking it with white and gold as our base colors.
  • We’re not just limited to the user interface, we’re revising everything that we’re concerned about.
  • Since it was my first title that dealt with modern pathology, I wasn’t sure how far I to go, so I held back, but since a lot of people embraced it, I will try to go further this time.
  • Since we’re adding new characters, we’re reorganizing the story from the beginning. Since Overdose doesn’t simply add to the scenario of the previous game, it’s being rewritten from the beginning.
  • Depending on the gender of the protagonist, the reactions of your peers and the content of your dialogue options will change.
  • If you choose to play as a girl, there will be places you can go where a male protagonist can’t go.
  • We’ll be recording the new characters’ lines from here on, but it seems like we’ll be putting Kenji Akabane (Eijin’s voice actor) through his paces.
  • I had so much fun writing the Musician Route that it ended up about twice as long as the Go-Home Club scenario from the previous game.
  • The Musician Route will have a mechanism related to a certain system from the previous game. You can enjoy it with the sense of reading a mystery. There will also be surprising new mechanisms.
  • You can play the Musician Route on your first playthrough, in which you can form a party with the musicians.
  • The protagonist becomes an ally of the musicians, so that means nto only additional characters, but also new songs…
  • The TV anime starting in April 2018 will be one cour. The anime will also have new songs.
  • We’re trying to get people excited in order to make this into a series. We’re making it again with the feeling of the series’ first entry.
  • Development is currently 70 percent complete.

The Caligula Effect: Overdose is due out for PlayStation 4 on May 17, 2018 in Japan.

Thanks, Hachima Kikou.

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