Caladrius: When Devil Survivor Meets Raiden, Magic Happens

Monday, February 4th, 2013

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To start things off, I need to clarify one thing – I am generally not a fan of the XBox 360. I generally view the games on the system to be repetitive, uninspired and frankly boring. They do amazing things with graphics ( granted ) but frequently don’t cater enough to an old-school gamer like me. Then somebody goes and makes a game like Caladrius.

Tentatively scheduled for a April 25th release in Japan, it’s a vertical SHMUP by Moss, the people who brought us Raiden, with sound by Basiscape and art by Suzuhito Yasuda, artist of the well loved Shin Megami Tensei : Devil Survivor series. Players can choose from three different characters to play through the game with, and there is also different game modes such as boss rush, score attack, world ranking and story mode, which includes voice acting. Cue massive fanboyism…

Add the fact that character portraits of the pilots frame the gameplay, and beautiful absurdity like boss pilots wearing purple dresses, and this author is suitably impressed. So impressed he can’t hope but dream that such a gem somehow makes its way to the fledgling Wii U one day. For those that do own a 360, enjoy the following screenshots!

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About Josh Speer

Josh Speer is addicted to two things in equal measure : Books and Videogames. He has a degree from the University of Washington in English with an emphasis on writing. He joined Operation Rainfall last year while following it on Facebook. His two giant life goals are to write his own series of fantasy / science fiction novels and to get into the creative side of the video game industry. He is beyond pleased to now have his proverbial foot in the door thanks to the opportunity provided by Oprainfall!




  • keriaku

    That first one really does look like an alternate version of DeSu2 MC. It’s be interesting if they had a parallel world easter egg in there for him….