New Gothic Horror Shooting Game Has Characters Designed By Devil Survivor Artist

By Spencer . January 31, 2013 . 11:59pm


Xbox 360 is getting another shooter on April 25 and this one isn’t an arcade port. Caladrius is a brand new shooter with a gothic horror setting. Suzuhito Yasuda, Durarara!! and Devil Survivor artist, designed characters for Caladrius and Basiscape handled the music. Moss, the makers of Raiden IV and NeoGeo Heroes: Ultimate Shooting, is the developer and publisher.


Caladrius also has an original story and full voice acting. The game has an Elemental Shot System that lets you customize your ship when you level up.


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  • neo_firenze

    Great news. I know I’m in the minority here, but I really love MOSS’s work on Raiden III and IV and can’t wait to see what they do here.

    I just love that the genre stubbornly insists on surviving. Just as it was getting a bit quiet, we’re set for a blitz of Ginga Force in mid-February, followed by Caladrius a couple months later, followed by the main event of Saidaioujou at the end of May.

  • ToshiChan

    so… did the devil survivor MC like dye his hair red and grow tits after becoming the King… I mean Queen now… of Bel?

    • natchu96

      He also ditched his pants.

    • Quinton Cunningham

      Spoilers are cool. Please continue to post them without a spoiler warning.

      • Why r u complaining abt spoiler abt a different series in another game article? I’mn sry tht you got spoiled, but it was under the assumption tht you played Devil Survivor.

        • So why jump down the dude’s throat?

  • Detrimont

    She looks like a red head Vorona (not that that’s a bad thing)

  • Hound

    Hm.. I know isn’t a port, so I don’t understand.

    Why is it full-screen with character portraits filling the extra space? Are full-screen shmups the standard at the moment?

    • Whoomp

      I think it’s to intentionally narrow the field for the player so they are not overloaded with things to look at, games like Dodonpachi are enough of bullet hells even with just 1/3 of the screen being the game so I can’t imagine how it would be if they did widescreen. I also would imagine that blocking of part of the screen also makes it easier to design tight bullet-patterns.

  • Go2hell66

    this looks so freaking cool, if the soundtrack is even half as good as deathsmiles, i am so in there!

  • Suzuhito Yasuda is one of my favorite artists. I wish they hadn’t completely effed the anime version of Yazakura Quartet.

    • And now we shall see whether the DeSu 2 anime is OK or not…..

      • DeSu 2 is brilliant. Like Persona 4 brilliant. MC will likely be the same cut of asshole the anime!Yu was.

    • I’m glad he’s getting more well known and getting more work in games, like this one. I’ve been admiring his style since his appearance Range Murata’s Robot series. After reading a couple volumes of Yozakura Quartet, though… I’m not sure story-telling is his strongest suites, if I can be honest…

      I’ll be sure to pick this game up, though!

      • It’s super slow paced, but that’s kinda why I love it. I mean, you don’t find out some of the big reveals for ages. And I do really like all the characters.

  • Whoomp

    Region free please.

  • Höhlenmensch

    Looks awesome, I loved Deathsmiles’ gothic horror theme so this is probably right up my alley.

  • Asura

    Designed… or ripped? And gender swapped?

    • Tbh, a lot of artist have sameface syndrome too…. *ahem*Takeuchi*ahem*Akiha=Azaka*ahem*

      • Juan Andrés Valencia


        • Tom_Phoenix


          • Bigabu Beaze

            *ahem* Shut up its their art style *ahem* Lets see you design more than 25 characters and see how fresh your designs are.

          • M’iau M’iaut

            I don’t think they are being overly critical, just smiling at the obvious.

            *ahem*Tony Taka*ahem*

          • Tom_Phoenix

            …Ok, first of all, as M’iau M’iaut said, I was more poking fun rather than expressing a harsh criticism.

            Second, even if I was making a serious criticism, the “let’s see you do better” is such an old fallacious argument that I’m suprised you actually employed it. Much like how you don’t need to be a good cook to know what good food is, you don’t need to be a good artist to know what good art is.

            And third, my point wasn’t even that Kaneko is a bad artist. Quite the contrary, I think he’s a great artist. It’s just that his character designs sometimes do look a bit samey thanks to his love for the “Kaneko face”.

  • This is looking good. I love Yasuda’s style. Tis a shame I don’t have a 360 anymore though.

  • komiko12

    Ooh.. Yasuda! I always love that distinct style. I don’t think that he just copied previous designs for this game.

  • FetusZero

    Looking forward to reading more about it, information on this game is nearly non-existent. Hopefully it’ll come over here and / or be region free.

  • Let’s play spot the sameface shall we? ;P

    -Greenhead looks like GB Naoya
    -Pinkhead looks like Haru with a…..nun outfit?

  • Armane

    I still can’t get over Yasuda’s art style. Has he not heard of gravity? His faces also have a weird unsettling quality to them.

  • Andrew A

    Anyone know what the limited edition version comes with?

  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    Oh man I was wondering when I’d see Suzuhito again. Wish it was for a JRPG…

  • Juan Andrés Valencia

    Please be region free!

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    The famous gravity defying boobs is still there.^_^

  • superdry

    I’m curious for gameplay vids. Well, since it’s a shmup, I’ll gladly pick it up. It looks pretty good.

  • Looks awesome! I hope this is region free or gets localized in North America.

  • Recognized it right freakin’ away. Can we just have him do art for all games from now on? Please?

  • Just Tim

    Hello there, “Yuzu”; did Suzuhito Yasuda dye your hair? :P

  • dahuuuundge

    can’t wait for more gravity defying breasts

  • Oooh, Haru is in a new game! <3

  • Hollowkoopa

    The gravity defying breast are back in action.

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