April 17, 2024
Callisto Protocol Review
Are you sturdy enough to face the threat of Jupiter's moon? The Callisto Protocol has its launch trailer at last.

Oh, Dead Space fans, the wait is almost over. Striking Distance Studios have thrown The Callisto Protocol’s launch trailer out into the wild ahead of its December 2nd release date. A mere two weeks away, the 2 minutes of slickly edited footage shows off more snippets of story, grizzly action and terrifying atmosphere.

The trailer also provides a bit more context about the location we’ll be desperately trying to survive over the course of the game’s events: Black Iron Prison. A mysterious outbreak has thrown Jupiter’s moon (Callisto, hence the title) into chaos and violence. Naturally, our protagonist and his allies are the only ones who can face the threat. Better buckle up.

Previous trailers and footage have shown off The Callisto Protocol’s unique gameplay systems that are aiming to provide evolution to the Dead Space formula, including the use of spontaneous mutations during firefights. The dripping atmosphere and palpable oozing of tension are still being fired at us in abundance and it looks like there’s an empathetic story connecting it together between the characters.

Plus, it’s looking pretty spectacular graphically.

If you simply can’t wait another couple of weeks for the full game to land, you can check out a 6-part audio series which acts as a prequel to the events of the game itself. Most importantly, it stars Michael Ironside (Sam Fisher of Splinter Cell fame) and Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Game of Thrones fame). It’s literally Splinter Cell and Game of Thrones, what more do you need?!

The track for the launch trailer was also written exclusively for The Callisto Protocol courtesy of Kings Elliot. Titled “Lost Again”, it may not seem a traditional selection for a sci-fi horror action game, but it’s pretty neat.

All in all, The Callisto Protocol is shaping up nicely ahead of its release on consoles and PC. The tension and atmosphere of Dead Space have left a long shadow across the gaming industry, let’s keep our dismembered limbs crossed that Striking Distance Studios’ next entry can live up to those that came before.

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