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Head into dead space with The Callisto Protocol

The Callisto Protocol Xbox
The Callisto Protocol Xbox

It always felt like a bit of a race between The Callisto Protocol and the remake of Dead Space as to which one would appear first. Surely, their fan bases are almost identical, being the games are very similar. But one is out of the gates first, and we can find out how that fares as The Callisto Protocol releases today on Xbox, PlayStation and PC.

Set on one of the moons of Jupiter, The Callisto Protocol is a survival horror game set in the year 2320. Whilst it was going to be set in the same universe as PUBG, that is no longer the case. It is its own self-contained story now.

Players play as Jacob Lee who, through some unusual circumstances finds himself in the Black Iron prison on Callisto. His day gets worse when the inmates start transforming into murderous and horrific monstrosities, and he must fight his way through them to discover the secrets of the prison and the moon itself.

The Callisto Protocol features a mixture of melee and ranged combat. As you progress through the narrative, Jacob will acquire new weapons to slice and dice the enemies is bloody, visceral combat.

Now, listen up. There are several different version of The Callisto Protocol on the Xbox Store, and some are platform dependant. First up is The Callisto Protocol for Xbox One, priced at £49.99 on the Xbox Store. Then there is the Digital Deluxe Edition for £69.99 that comes with the Season Pass included, again for Xbox One.

If you want to play The Callisto Protocol on Xbox Series X|S, you will need some different links. The base game is priced at £54.99 and can be found here. There is also a Digital Deluxe Edition for Xbox Series X|S and this is priced at £79.99. This also includes the Season Pass, but also The Callisto Protocol for Xbox One. The Season Pass can also be purchased separately for £23.49. It comes with a new skin, new Contagion and Riot game mode, additional death animations and some as yet unannounced story DLC.

With all that out of the way, will you be picking up The Callisto Protocol or are you like me and still having nightmares from the original Dead Space? Let us know in the comments below.

Game description

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 begin to 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. 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. MASTER BRUTAL, STRATEGIC COMBAT The Callisto Protocol challenges players to master a thrilling blend of hand-to-hand 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. 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. Pre-order now to get the following digital content: – Retro Prisoner Character & Weapons Skin

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