The Callisto Protocol he now has his own podcast in preparation for the game’s arrival in December. From his mind Dead space directed by Glen Schofield, the upcoming body horror game comes from new studio Striking Distance, and fans of the genre have been talking about the title for quite some time. Images and teaser footage have only served to increase the hype, and for some, the fact that it’s not a remake or remaster is a breath of fresh air.
The Callisto Protocol revealed even more content recently, with previews and screenshots giving people a taste of what’s to come. Of course, the game is compared to Dead space, with the new title acting as a spiritual successor to Isaac Clarke’s antics, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. It’s such a hotly anticipated game that Schofield and his team have already talked about ideas for a possible sequel, and in the meantime, there’s even more for fans to check out while they wait.
Striking Distance just released a podcast about The Callisto Protocol, which you can listen to right now. Called “Helix Station”, this project acts as a prequel to the game and stars Michael Ironside and Game of ThronesGwendoline Christie. Set in the year 2320, the podcast focuses on a “dangerous criminal on the run” and a tracker, the game’s version of a bounty hunter, who must hunt them down while also encountering some of the horrors that lurk. For now, fans can watch the first two episodes, with four more episodes expected in the future.
That’s not the only thing the studio has been busy with outside of game development. Recently, the company launched a docuseries on The Callisto Protocol called “Mastering Horror,” which will examine how the team approached creating the horror elements that went into the game. Like the podcast, the documentary currently has two episodes available to watch on YouTube, “Brutality” and “Atmosphere & Tension.”
Given the hype surrounding the game, this is not surprising The Callisto Protocol is one of the most anticipated horror releases of this generation. The genre as a whole is currently in something of a golden age, especially with remakes Dead space and Resident Evil 4 on the horizon. But even the indie scene has flourished, with recent sleeper hits such as The Graveyard Assistant and Contempt offering more scares and atmosphere. All in all, it looks like Schofield’s latest offering is headed for a successful release and fans don’t have long to wait now.
The Callisto Protocol launches on December 2nd for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S.
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Source: GamesRadar, Helix Station Podcast