The Callisto Protocol Season Pass includes new death animations [UPDATE]

Update (11/23/22) – Glen A. Schofield, CEO of Striking Distance Studios, took to Twitter to confirm that the team is “holding nothing back from the main season pass game.” This means no death animations will be locked behind the main story season pass.

He confirmed that the new death animations will be brand new and will arrive as part of the Contagion Bundle and Riot Bundle. Schofield also shared that the team hasn’t even started on it yet and that “fans have been asking for EVEN MORE kills, so we’re making it a priority next year.”

The original story follows.

Striking Distance Studios has announced the contents of The Callisto Protocol’s Season Pass, revealing that several player death animations are behind the additional purchase.

As reported by VGC, the game’s Steam page has been updated with the content of the season pass, revealing that 13 kill animations (which have been a prominent feature in the game’s marketing) will not be included in the regular version from the game’s $59.99.

Players will instead need to purchase the Season Pass to experience each animation. This is so far only being advertised as part of the $79.99 (or $249.99 Collector’s) Digital Deluxe Edition, but will likely sell separately for around $20.

The Season Pass also includes story DLC that allows players to “dig deeper into the gruesome secrets of The Callisto Protocol”, the Outer Way Skin Collection, and two new modes brought about through the Contagion and Riot bundles.

The Contagion Bundle includes the 13 new death animations in addition to what sounds like the game’s hardest mode. This Contagion mode has “reduced ammo and health drops, a custom difficulty setting, permadeath and a different skin collection

The Riot bundle includes what sounds like a survival mode for The Callisto Protocol. “Collect credits to upgrade your weapons or forge new ones, and survive the onslaught for as long as you can in Riot,” reads the Steam page. The Riot Bundle also includes 12 new enemy death animations and the Engineer Skin Collection.

Striking Distance Studios is led by Glen Schofield, one of the leading figures behind the 2008 horror game Dead Space. In light of this, it’s only natural that the Callisto Protocol would make grizzly bear deaths an important part of its DNA .

From mulching in industrial machines to having his head bitten off by hanging monsters and being sliced ​​in half by the blades of a giant fan, the studio has already shown a series of gory ways that main character Jacob Lee can meet his end while exploring the Black Iron Prison Colony.

The Callisto Protocol is so relentlessly gory that the Japanese version of the game was completely canceled when it failed to pass the country’s review body.

Continuing with the theme, the developers have even added an achievement for seeing all of the death animations in the game, though this probably doesn’t include the 13 animations locked behind the season pass.

Be sure to check out IGN’s full breakdown of what each edition of the Callisto Protocol includes to make sure you’re getting the horror experience you’re looking for.

The article and headline have been updated with Glen Schofield’s insightful comments.

Anthony is a freelance contributor covering science and video game news for IGN. He has over eight years of experience covering groundbreaking developments in multiple scientific fields and has absolutely no time for your pranks. Follow him on Twitter @BeardConGamer

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