December is usually the most festive month of the year, what with Christmas and other holidays coming our way. However, the developers at Striking Distance Studios are looking to make it as horrible as possible. In a good way, mind you.
Alongside the publishers at Krafton, the team has unleashed a new trailer for its forthcoming The Callisto Protocol, a horror/action game that thrusts you into Black Iron Prison, where “terrifying secrets” await to be uncovered. The game tasks you with escaping the prison by any means necessary, while all sorts of nasty creatures pop up to try and stop you in your tracks. You’ll have to fight them off with a blend of shooting and close-quarters combat, while also avoiding deadly traps that can turn you into mincemeat.
But one other nice treat is that the game has some serious star power. Karen Fukuhara, who’s currently wreaking havoc in the Amazon series The Boys, appears in Callisto as someone that your character comes across over the course of the game. The question is…can she survive as well?
Here’s a breakdown of features in the game, provided by the developer:
- 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 powerful 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 game arrives on PlayStation platforms, Xbox platforms and PC on December 2nd. Ready to get scared out of your wits?
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