Striking Distance Studios appeared at the Summer Game Fest to share more details about their upcoming survival horror game, The Callisto Protocol. The highlight was its first organic gameplay demo the game, which surprised me with its brutal and terrifying atmosphere. Also, during the same presentation, an extended version of the “ Schofield Cut ” trailer was shared with some more new gameplay footage.
The game is set in the year 2030 and is based on Jupiter’s dead moon Callisto. The Callisto Protocol will challenge players to escape the Black Iron Prison maximum security prison and uncover the terrible secrets of the United Jupiter Company. You’ll need to adapt your tactics to your surroundings, utilizing a unique mix of gunplay and melee combat to survive the mysterious outbreak that sent Callisto into chaos.
overview of the Callisto Protocol game
The more we know about The Callisto Protocol, the more hope we have for the “survival horror” developed by Striking Distance Studios (a study with Glen Schofield and other veterans of the Dead Space saga).
Welcome to Black Iron
Set on Jupiter’s moon Callisto in the year 2320, The Callisto Protocol is a next-generation take on survival horror. The game challenges players to escape the maximum-security Black Iron Prison and uncover its terrifying secrets. A blend of horror, action, and immersive storytelling, The Callisto Protocol game aims to set a new bar for horror in interactive entertainment.
Survive to Escape the Horrors of Callisto
In this narrative-driven, third-person survival horror game set 300 years in the future, the player will take on the role of Jacob Lee—a victim of fate thrown into Black Iron Prison, a maximum-security penitentiary located on Jupiter’s moon, Callisto. When inmates transform into monstrous creatures, the prison is thrown into chaos. To survive, Jacob must battle his way to safety to escape Black Iron Prison while uncovering the dark and disturbing secrets buried beneath the surface of Callisto. Using a unique blend of shooting and close-quarters combat, Jacob will need to adapt his tactics to combat the rapidly evolving creatures while scavenging to unlock new weapons, gear, and abilities to outrun the growing threat and escape the horrors of Jupiter’s Dead Moon.
- Horror Engineering – The Callisto Protocol is a next-generation take on survival horror from the mind of Glen Schofield. Blending atmosphere, tension, and brutality with terrifying moments of helplessness and humanity, The Callisto Protocol immerses players in a pulse-pounding story where unspeakable horrors lurk around every corner.
- Master Brutal, Strategic Combat – The Callisto Protocol challenges players to master a thrilling blend of melee and ranged combat, including a unique gravity weapon once used by Black Iron guards to control the prison population. Players will be forced to get up close and personal with their grotesque opponents, hacking off limbs, blasting off legs, and getting creative with whatever is at their disposal to survive each life-or-death encounter.
- Uncover the Secrets of the United Jupiter Company – Set on Jupiter’s dead moon Callisto in the year 2320, The Callisto Protocol casts players as Jacob Lee, an inmate in Black Iron Prison. When a mysterious outbreak throws the moon into chaos, Jacob must face his darkest fears to defeat the bloodthirsty creatures that stalk him as he unravels the dark mysteries at the heart of the mighty United Jupiter Company.
- Experience the Isolation of Jupiter’s Dead Moon – One of the most hostile, isolated environments in the universe, Callisto looms large over Jacob’s desperate struggle to survive. Players must not only contend with the horrors of Black Iron Prison but also the centuries-old secrets that plague Jupiter’s long-dead moon, both above and below the surface.
The Callisto Protocol will launch for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on December 2. Visited our site BGN for more news and guides on various games.