The new gameplay of the upcoming sci-fi survival horror game The Callisto Protocol has dropped.
Revealed during Gamescom 2022, the new snippet gives us another glimpse into the gory third-person shooter of Protocol Callisto, as well as our first glimpse of a new type of enemy. Introduced by Dead Space director and alumnus Glen Schofield, the gameplay showcases a tentacled monster capable of transforming into a deadlier version of itself. You’ll need to shoot its tentacles to stop it mutating.
In the gameplay segment, the game’s protagonist is shown wandering around an abandoned, alien-infested prison before encountering the mutated monster. Luckily for them, they have a Grip – a handheld accessory that can be used to pick up and throw enemies and objects, a bit like Half-Life 2’s gravity gun.
In the gameplay demo, the player uses the Grip to grab various objects from a distance, as well as fling enemies into deadly traps and environmental obstacles. Watch below:
The second half of the clip shows a linear setting, in which the protagonist slides down what appears to be a sewer pipe, dodging obstacles and sharp blades. Much like Callisto Protocol’s first gameplay reveal, it ends in a rather macabre way, with the character trapped in a turbine that breaks him in two.
It certainly looks like developer Striking Distance Studios is playing with the gore factor.