The Callisto Protocol from Striking Distance Studios and Krafton is only a few weeks away from release, and the developers have released a new video. This is the launch trailer, thus it’s rather theatrical in nature, depicting scenes of violent, brutal violence with plot information blended in, a suitable finale for the similarly graphic marketing building up to the game’s release. The game will be released on December 2nd.
Those who have been following the game’s marketing should be familiar with the plot: protagonist Jacob Lee is stuck on one of Jupiter’s dead moons inside a space prison, and there are plenty of disgusting critters around that would love to murder him and others in a variety of horrific ways. The video shows us more of this with Jacob being the horrible offender in many of the sequences, but if you’re just now learning about the game, a more detailed summary of it can be seen below:
“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.”
When compared to the renowned horror game Dead Space (which is receiving a remake shortly, if you didn’t know), The Callisto Protocol does have some notable features. That doesn’t mean it’s immune to similarities; our own preview of The Callisto Protocol anticipated it would be a worthy spiritual heir to the Dead Space titles.