This is a shoot em up that I have been meaning to check out for years, and then it went up in price. Luckily I found a copy on eBay so I can finally play it.
Note: The photos in this unboxing have been updated on 29th June 2019, but the content is identical.
Caladrius Blaze is a Japanese video game developed and published by studio MOSS, with the Asian release published by South Korean company H2 Interactive. The game originally released exclusively on Xbox 360 in 2013 before eventually being brought over to the PlayStation 3 in 2014 and PlayStation 4 in 2016. There was no physical release for the PlayStation 4 version in Japan but the folks over at H2 Interactive in Asia offered one with an English & Korean translation.
There was also a second English physical release through US publisher Limited Run Games but in terms of value, the Asian English release was much cheaper for many (and was more widely available). Regardless, both releases are now out of print so you’ll have to search for either of them.
So what is this game exactly? It’s a scrolling shooter, also known as a shoot em up, where you shoot essentially everything that’s on the screen without getting hit. It’s actually pretty addictive however it can also be challenging as you progress. It is argued by various folks that it is not technically a bullet hell game but regardless it’s a shoot em up so I’m happy with that.
Caladrius Blaze is an updated version of the original Caladrius from the Xbox 360, which adds two new characters – Noah Twining and Cecilia N. Albright, as well as a new mode and scenario, new stages and enemies.
Included with the physical edition release is the physical copy of the game with a disc and two booklets; one is an instruction manual, and the other is a guide-book. The packaging and booklets are translated in English which is also pretty neat to see. Like all PlayStation 4 games (unless it’s JoySound from Japan), the disc is region free and includes English and Korean language support.
PlayStation 4 Specs:
Local Players: 2
Online Players: 0
HDD Space: 1.1 GB (with Version 1.1 update applied)
Trophy Support: Yes