Culdcept Revolt

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Culdcept Revolt
Culdcept Revolt North American Boxart.jpg
Cover of the North American release
Composer(s)Takeshi Yanagawa
Yuzo Koshiro
Platform(s)Nintendo 3DS
  • JP: July 7, 2016
  • NA: October 3, 2017
  • EU: October 6, 2017
  • AU: October 13, 2017
Genre(s)Board game, collectible card game
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

Culdcept Revolt (カルドセプト リボルト, Karudoseputo Riboruto) is a turn-based strategy video game developed by OmiyaSoft for the Nintendo 3DS, and is part of the Culdcept series. The game was released on July 7, 2016 in Japan; October 3, 2017 in North America; October 6, 2017 in Europe; and October 13, 2017 in Australia.


Allen, the game's protagonist, is found unconscious and with amnesia on the streets of Celphas, a medieval-styled city, by Alicia, the leader of the Free Bats, a resistance group that opposes the city's ruler, Count Kraniss. Kraniss closed off the city, preventing anyone from entering or exiting, and seeks to wipe out all Cepters, those who can manipulate magical cards. Allen is a Cepter himself, and gradually gains power as he fights against enemy Cepters hired by the Count. Eventually, he fights his way to Kraniss' castle, defeating Kraniss.

Allen learns that Kraniss actually sealed off the city because most of the rest of the world had actually fallen into a void due to the abandonment of the Chief God. The holy city of Dafnelion is still standing, however, and connects to Celphas, allowing them to travel there. They begin to seek a means to restore the world from its nigh-total destruction.

Eventually, Allen and his fellow Cepters, some from the Count's former army, discover a time portal. They go back in time and encounter the brother and sister gods of the world, whose fighting brought about the end of the world after they destroyed each other. Allen realizes that they were being manipulated into opposing each other by one of their supposed servants. They manage to defeat this evil god and change the future so that the world survives.


Culdcept Revolt was announced in a Japan-only Nintendo Direct on May 11, 2016, followed by another session showing gameplay on June 22. The game was finally released on July 7, 2016.

On February 12, 2017, NIS America announced that the company would bring a localized version of the game to North America and Europe on August 29 and September 1, 2017, respectively.[1] However, citing "to accommodate the manufacturing and production of the game", NIS America delayed the release of the game to October 3 for North America, and October 6 for Europe.[2]


The game has received "mixed or average reviews" with a 74 Metascore.[3] Famitsu gave the game a 33/40 [4]

Destructoid found the game difficult to review, stating "The concept is simultaneously inventive and archaic, doling out moments of pure delight and agonizing frustration in equal doses. Culdcept Revolt is such a niche title – perhaps the most niche game in my gaming history – I can’t tell you if you'll like it."[5]


  1. ^ Andriessen, C.J. (2017-02-17). "Another Culdcept game is finally getting localized". Destructoid. Retrieved 4 December 2017.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ Rodiles, Salvador G. "Culdcept Revolt gets pushed back to October 2017". Destructoid. Destructoid. Retrieved 4 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Culdcept Revolt". Metacritic. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  4. ^ "Famitsu review scores (6/28/16)". Nintendo Everything. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  5. ^ Andriessen, C.J. (2017-10-04). "Review: Culdcept Revolt". Destructoid. Retrieved 13 August 2018.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. ^ "Culdcept Revolt for 3DS Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 2018-10-09.
  7. ^ Brian, NE (28 June 2016). "Famitsu review scores (6/28/16)". Famitsu. Retrieved 10 October 2021.
  8. ^ McMahon, Conor (6 October 2017). "Culdcept Revolt Review (3DS)". Nintendo Life. Retrieved 10 October 2021.
  9. ^ Andriessen, CJ (4 October 2017). "Review: Culdcept Revolt". Destructoid. Retrieved 10 October 2021.
  10. ^ Theriault, Donald (3 October 2017). "Culdcept Revolt (3DS) Review In Progress". Nintendo World Report. Retrieved 10 October 2021.
  11. ^ Swalley, Kirstin (26 September 2017). "Review: Culdcept Revolt". Hardcore Gamer. Retrieved 10 October 2021.

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