The Callisto Protocol now has its own podcast in preparation for the game’s arrival in December. From the mind of Dead Space director 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 some time now. 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 being compared to Dead Space, with the new title serving as a spiritual successor to the antics of Isaac Clarke, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. So anticipated is the game that Schofield and his team have already been talking about ideas for a possible follow-up, and in the meantime, there’s even more for fans to check out while they wait.
Striking Distance has just released a podcast for The Callisto Protocol, which can be listened to right now. Called “Helix Station,” this project serves as a prequel to the game and stars Michael Ironside and Game of Thrones‘ Gwendoline Christie. Set in the year 2320, the podcast focuses on a “dangerous escaped criminal” and a skip tracer, the game’s version of a bounty hunter, who must hunt them down while also encountering some of the horrors that lie in wait. Currently, fans can check out the first two episodes, with four more episodes expected in the future.
This is not the only thing the studio has been busy with outside of developing the game. Recently, the company launched a docuseries on The Callisto Protocol called “Mastering Horror,” which will look at how the team approached creating the horror elements that went into the game. Like the podcast, the docuseries currently has two episodes that are available to watch on YouTube, “Brutality” and “Atmosphere & Tension.”
Given the hype around the game, it’s not surprising that The Callisto Protocol is one of the most anticipated horror releases of this generation. The genre on the whole is currently in something of a golden age, especially with remakes of Dead Space and Resident Evil 4 on the horizon. But even the indie scene has been thriving, with recent sleeper hits such as The Mortuary Assistant and Scorn offering up more scares and atmosphere. In short, it’s looking like Schofield’s latest offering is heading for a successful launch, and fans don’t have long to wait now.
The Callisto Protocol launches December 2 for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.
MORE: The Callisto Protocol Preview: A Truly Terrifying Experience
Source: GamesRadar, Helix Station Podcast