The Callisto Protocol season pass will feature additional death animations for the protagonist Jacob and the enemies he faces has been confirmed.
The season pass details were recently added to the game’s Steam page, listing everything it offers.
In addition to typical content you’d expect with a season pass, such as new story DLC, new areas, and a new mode, it also includes new death animations.
The ‘Contagion Bundle’ in the season pass adds a new mode, as well as “thirteen new Jacob Death animations”. Meanwhile, the Riot Bundle adds a “previously undiscovered area” as well as “twelve new enemy death animations.”
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While the addition of new player death animations as DLC would be considered unusual in most circumstances, it’s remarkable in this case considering how much of The Callisto Protocol’s pre-release marketing revolved around the gory ways Jacob can die.
The game’s first gameplay trailer in June 2022 was followed a week later by a ‘Schofield Cut’ version of the trailer (named after the game’s creator, Glen Schofield), which was shown at Summer Game Fest 2022 and highlighted that it had extra gory death scenes in it.
It is not yet clear how these DLC death scenes will be integrated into the game.
The full contents of the Season Pass are as follows:
Outer Way Skin Collection: Take on the armor of the Outer Way, an underground rebellion against the UJC, as you fight to survive the horrors of Callisto.
Infection Bundle: Discover the ultimate survival horror experience with a new mode, Contagion. With reduced ammo and health drops, an adjusted difficulty setting and permadeath – there are no second chances to escape the Black Iron Prison or the horrors lurking beneath the surface of Callisto. The Contagion Bundle also includes thirteen new Jacob Death animations and the Watchtower Skin Collection.
Riot Bundle: Venture into a previously unexplored area of Black Iron Prison and fight your way through waves of relentless enemies. Collect 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: Dig deeper into the gruesome secrets of the Callisto Protocol.
The Callisto protocol will be released on December 2 on Xbox Series X/S, PS5, Xbox One, PS4 and PC.
Announced at The Game Awards in December 2020, the game is the brainchild of Dead Space creator Glen Schofield, the former boss of Sledgehammer Games and Visceral Games who was named CEO of PUBG Corporation studio Striking Distance in 2019.
Schofield drew criticism from some in September after he posted and then deleted a tweet that appeared to glorify the development crisis.
Last month, it was announced that The Callisto Protocol has been canceled in Japan, after the developer determined it would not receive a rating for the game without budget cuts.