Xbox 360 Shoot-em-up Caladrius Gets A New Mode And Character For Arcades

By Eugene . September 30, 2013 . 11:33am

It’s been awhile since we last talked about Caladrius, the Xbox 360 shoot-em-up with art from Devil Survivor artist Suzuhito Yasuda. Following its 360 release, the game is available at Japanese arcades with up-rezzed graphics in the form of Caladrius Aile Ciel (or AC for short).



The arcade version will have all six of the Xbox 360 version’s characters (that includes DLC-only characters Sophia and Lilith) and will feature new lady pilot, Cecilia Nell Allbright. She’ll get all new interactions with the others when played in two-player mode.


Alongside the original mode, Caladrius AC will feature an Arcade mode. This mode includes two new “Mission Stages”.  In these stages (and possibly in the updated game modes) players can choose a new Element Shot called Fusion, which lets players fire off all their weapons at once for a short period of time.


Caladrius AC is available in arcades in Japan starting today, September 30.



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  • powerlessbump

    Still waiting on that NA version Moss! After bringing over Raiden 3,4, and even KoF Sky Stage… Why not this!

    • neo_firenze

      Don’t look at Moss, they’ve never self-published a NA release and I doubt they’re going to start now. Raiden 3 and 4 were picked up and published by UFO Interactive. Sky Stage was always owned by (and published by) SNK Playmore, they just contracted Moss to work on the game.

      I think the chances of a NA release are slim indeed, but if there’s any chance it would be somebody like a UFO Interactive.

    • Tyler Beale

      There’s a Sky stage in KoFXIII? Is it only in the Steam Edition or something?


    same face syndrome

    • Bigabu Beaze

      Why don’t you start complaining about Dragon Quest’s art style then. It looks like DBZ! hur hur hur.


        that is the reason why i dislike Akira Toryama drawings so much

        • Bigabu Beaze

          Well that least your fair.

  • That pink tight jumpsuit only made me think it must feel like she’s wearing nothing at all…nothing at all…nothing at all…

  • The character designer for Devil Survivor and Fire Emblem: Awakening are easily my favorite in the industry.

  • djehuty

    Oversexualised females with rocket boobs wearing skimpy clothes… Yup, that’s Yasuda for sure…

  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    Needs to come to PS3 so I can actually play it.

    • FetusZero

      If it’s not getting a localization (which it seems like it won’t), I’m hoping for a PS3 version too.. man do I hate all the stuff about region locking games -_-

  • AoNoise

    While I normally love this guy’s work (Durarara!, DS 1 & 2), this particular game comes off as a lazy and uninspired.

    The redhead looks like a recolor of DS first hero, the second girl from right to left is Makoto and I can spy the DS2 hero on the left group…

    I know, I’m an Ace Detective, I must be stopped.

    • DyLaN

      Kei (i think?) looks more like Jungo w/out the hat to me.

      To be fair, its a pretty common syndrome among artists. Just look at Nepgear/5pb and Tiara.

  • benhofb

    HNNNNGGGG. DAT ART. DEM SHMUP. I have a mighty need.

  • Yasuda does it again! =^_^=

  • Damarius Wingfield

    I promise I thought her dress was transparent!

  • Mantiskilla

    Decent concept, but the game itself? Eh, IMO I thought it was kinda bland and even a bit disappointing to say the least. Chicks losing their clothing seemed shallow, thrown in, and really wasn’t necessary. For collectors of shoot em ups though if you have a Japanese 360 i guess its still worth the purchase.

  • Detrimont

    i’d never say no to new Suzuhito Yasuda art

  • DyLaN

    I dunno abt you guys, but comparing character designs similarity is one of my entertainment XD

    Cecilia looks kinda like loli Otome to me and I spot Fumi in the pic above. WAIT A SEC who is that cool guy on the far right again?

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