The Callisto ProtocolThe season pass will include additional death animations for protagonist Jacob and the enemies he faces, it has been confirmed.
Season Pass details were recently added to the game Steam Page, listing everything it offers.
In addition to the typical content that would be expected with a season pass, such as new story DLC, new areas, and a new mode, it also lists new death animations.
The ‘Contagion Bundle’ included in the season pass adds a new mode as well as “thirteen new Jacob death animations”. Meanwhile, the Riot Bundle adds a “previously unknown area” as well as “twelve new enemy death animations”.
Trailer The Callisto Protocol – The Truth of Black Iron
While the addition of new player death animations as downloadable content would be considered unusual under most circumstances, it is notable in this instance given how much pre-release marketing for The Callisto Protocol has revolved around the gory ways Jacob can die.
Games first gameplay trailer in June 2022 has been followed by a ‘Schofield Cut’ trailer release a week later (named after the game’s creator Glen Schofield), which was shown during Summer game party 2022 and was keen to point out that it contained bloodier death scenes.
It is not yet known how these DLC death scenes will be integrated into the game.
The full content of the Season Pass is as follows:
Outer Way skin collection: Wear the armor of the Outer Way, an underground insurgency opposing the UJC, as you fight to survive the horrors of Callisto.
Contagion Pack: Discover the ultimate survival horror experience with a new mode, Contagion. With reduced ammo and health drops, custom difficulty, and permadeath – there’s no second chance to escape the prison of Black Iron or the horrors that lurk below the surface of Callisto. The Contagion Pack also includes thirteen new Jacob death animations and the Watchtower Skin Collection.
Riot Pack: Venture into an as-yet-unknown area of Black Iron Prison and face waves of brutal enemies. Gather credits to upgrade your weapons or forge new ones and survive the onslaught for as long as you can in Riot, an all-new mode. The Riot Bundle also includes twelve new enemy death animations and the Engineer Skin Collection.
Story DLC: Delve deeper into the gruesome secrets of the Callisto Protocol.
Announced at The Game Awards in December 2020the game is the result of dead space creator Glen Schofield, former Mass games and the Visceral Games boss who was named CEO of PUBG Corporation studio Strike distance in 2019.
Schofield drew criticism from some in September after posting and then deleting a tweet that seemed to glorify the development crisis.
It was announced last month that the Callisto protocol was canceled in Japanafter its developer determined that it would not be able to get a rating for the game without cuts.