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The Callisto Protocol release date, trailers, and gameplay

Are you trying to find out when The Callisto Protocol release date was? Here's all you need to know about the Dead Space-like survival horror game

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What was The Callisto Protocol release date? The Callisto Protocol is a sci-fi horror game that’s a spiritual successor to the Dead Space series, created by Dead Space creator Glen Schofield’s Striking Distance Studios. While it is a third-person survival horror experience similar to Dead Space, The Callisto Protocol is more pant-ruiningly terrifying than the former ever was.

If cowering in fear behind your couch is how you like to spend your time, you’ll be wanting to find out what you can get up to in the Xbox horror game and PS5 horror game. We’ll also remind you of when the game first came out – where’s that time gone, eh?

The Callisto Protocol release date

The Callisto Protocol’s release date was December 2, 2022 on PlayStation and Xbox consoles. This was initially revealed during the gameplay trailer for the game which debuted at the PlayStation State of Play showcase in June.

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The Callisto Protocol trailer

The launch trailer for the game shows off the most about the game, from the characters and action, to the terrifying threats.

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In the lead-up to the launch, we also got a look at the game’s story in The Truth of Black Iron trailer – this is the one where we got to see Karen Fukuhara in action for the first time. Here we saw prisoners escaping their cells, warnings of lies and deceit, as well as a power struggle.

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The Callisto Protocol gameplay

One of the earliest glimpses of The Callisto Protocol gameplay arrived with the Schofield Cut trailer. There’s lots of bloody, squelchy goodness to be found in here.

We were then treated to an even better look at the gameplay in the Gamescom 2022 trailer, showcasing even more gory and horrific scenes. Check it out down below.

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As you can see from the copious amounts of post-launch footage available online, you play as Jacob, a prisoner who tries to uncover the truth. Armed with weapons like a gravity gun and a prison guard baton, Jacob needs to fight his way through hordes of biophages, team up with rebel leader Dani, who Schofield says is “tough as crap”, and fight the prison guard antagonist, Leon.

That’s all you need to know about The Callisto Protocol release date. If you’re looking for other peak horror experiences, then check out our best horror games guide.