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New fight and gameplay particulars for The Callisto Protocol revealed  – PlayStation.Blog

New fight and gameplay particulars for The Callisto Protocol revealed  – PlayStation.Blog


Earlier this 12 months we gave PlayStation followers a world-exclusive first look at The Callisto Protocol, a brand new science-fiction survival horror sport from the crew at Striking Distance Studios.  

The response from the PlayStation neighborhood has been unimaginable. Fans have advised us that they love the oppressive ambiance, the terrifying creatures, and remoted deep house setting. We’re grateful for the superior suggestions. It has impressed the crew as we polish the sport for launch in December.

But the neighborhood has additionally had a variety of questions – particularly concerning the fight and gameplay. 

That’s why I’m excited to be right here to provide you a primary take a look at some new options that we’re rolling out this week at gamescom.

Brutal, strategic fight

Delivering an progressive new strategic fight system for The Callisto Protocol has been an enormous focus for the crew. Action in a survival horror sport ought to be a fragile dance between emotions of determined helplessness and strategic, skill-based gameplay. It’s a traditionally robust stability to get proper.

To remedy this, we made the fight in The Callisto Protocol a novel mixture of ranged taking pictures and brutal melee, with a novel gravity weapon referred to as the GRP (or “Grip”) that allow’s gamers shortly transfer between the 2.

We need gamers to have choices, however we additionally need them to be terrified of each encounter as they rise up shut and private with the enemies.

We suppose it’s one of the intense, visceral, and terrifying fight techniques we’ve skilled, and it’s amplified by a few of the next-gen options on the PS5 – particularly the unimaginable haptic suggestions on the DualSense controller.  

There’s nothing like feeling the highly effective strike of the stun baton touchdown on one of many Biophage by haptic suggestions. It offers me chills each time.


This week at gamescom we’re introducing an all-new mechanic referred to as Mutations that add much more depth to the sport’s fight. 

The creatures in The Callisto Protocol – referred to as Biophage – are inmates at Black Iron Prison who’ve been reworked by a mysterious outbreak that has thrown the moon into chaos.  As the contagion ravages the host’s physique, it spreads by a sequence of tentacles that violently erupt out of their flesh.

A monster charges towards the protagonist, tentacles sprouting from its torso.

When the tentacles emerge, the participant has a brief window to kill the virus with a couple of well-placed photographs on the tentacles earlier than they’ll wreak additional havoc on their host.

Kill the virus and also you get a fast takedown of an enemy.  Miss, and … effectively, you don’t need to miss.

A snarling, heavily mutated Biophage bares its razor-sharp teeth as it roars at the protagonist.

If the participant fails to take down a Biophage when the tentacles emerge, the virus takes over the creature and units off a sequence of hideous mutations that make them stronger, more durable to kill, and usually extra lethal.  Fail to cease the mutations on a number of creatures directly and gamers will face a mob of monstrous blood-thirsty foes.

Epic set piece moments

At gamescom we additionally revealed an exhilarating second from about midway by the sport the place Jacob will get thrown into the sewage system within the underbelly of Black Iron Prison. 

While The Callisto Protocol is a survival horror sport, we needed to ensure to often combine up the sorts of horror gamers expertise. Sometimes Jacob is feeling his means by darkish jail corridors, generally he’s flailing for his life in an uncontrollable slide into the depths of the jail’s sanitation system. 

During this second, gamers should keep away from environmental hazards as they thrash within the unstoppable present. And in fact, a brutal over-the-top dying awaits for individuals who fail to make it out alive.

We’ve bought much more to share within the months forward, however we hope you loved this new take a look at The Callisto Protocol.

The Callisto Protocol launches on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 December 2, 2022. Glen Schofield gives extra insights into the gamescom demo and the sport as a complete in a brand new PS.Blog interview which you could learn right here.    



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