The Callisto Protocol Season Pass includes new death animations for players

The Callisto Protocol Season Pass has been confirmed to include additional death animations for the protagonist Jacob and the enemies he faces.

The Season Pass details were recently added to the game’s Steam page, listing everything it offers.

It also lists new death animations alongside typical content one would expect with a Season Pass, such as new story DLC, new areas and a new mode.

The “Contagion Bundle” included 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 cases, in this case it’s notable given how much of The Callisto Protocol’s pre-release marketing has revolved around the gory ways, like 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 during Summer Game Fest 2022 and indicated that this was the case especially bloody death scenes in it.

It is not yet clear how these DLC death scenes will be integrated into the game.

The full content of the Season Pass is as follows:

Outer Way Skin Collection: Wear the armor of the Outer Way, an underground insurgency that takes on the UJC as you fight to survive the horrors of Callisto.

Contagion 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’s no second chance to escape the Black Iron Prison or the horrors that lurk beneath Callisto’s surface. The Contagion Bundle also includes thirteen new Jacob death animations and the Watchtower Skin Collection.

Riot Pack: Venture into a previously undiscovered area of ​​Black Iron Prison and fight your way through waves of brutal enemies. Collect credits to upgrade your weapons or forge new ones and survive the onslaught for as long as possible in Riot, a brand new mode. The Riot Bundle also includes twelve new enemy death animations and the Engineer skin collection.

Story DLC: Delve deeper into the horrifying mysteries of the Callisto Protocol.

Callisto Protocol is scheduled to release on December 2nd 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, former boss of Sledgehammer Games and Visceral Games who was appointed CEO of PUBG Corporation’s Striking Distance studio in 2019.

Schofield faced criticism from some in September after posting and then deleting a tweet that appeared to glorify the development crisis.

Last month, it was announced that The Callisto Protocol was discontinued in Japan after its developer determined that without cuts there would be no rating for the game.