Striking Distance Studios is slowly getting ready for the premiere of the long-awaited survival horror.
The new space action horror game from the creators of Dead Space has just got an age rating. There is no surprise – The Callisto Protocol will be a game only for adults.
The Callisto Protocol is going to be really brutal! According to IMDA Singapore, the title is classified as M18 due to the gore and scenes of violence. Thus, it is an offer intended for players over 18 years of age.
When exploring dark and damaged locations, we will notice many blood stains and body parts, and the fight against appearing opponents will be an opportunity to use weapons and get rid of enemies in a bloody way, dismembering them. To avoid dangerous obstacles, the player will be forced to move along alternative routes, such as in water.
Thanks to the details made public:
Set in the distant future, “The Callisto Protocol” is a sci-fi survival horror game which revolves around Jacob Lee, a cargo ship pilot who crashes on Jupiter’s moon, Callisto, and becomes imprisoned in the maximum-security Black Iron Prison. When inmates begin to transform into monstrous creatures, he must fight them to survive and escape while uncovering sinister secrets surrounding the mysterious moon.
The game is rated M18 for violence and gore.
Played from a third-person perspective, the player explores dark and decrepit locations where bloodstains and bodily remains can be encountered. To progress through the game, the player must employ melee weapons, guns, and environmental hazards to fight and kill mutated and human enemies. There are some jump-scare moments when enemies suddenly appear to attack the player. Getting caught by an enemy can result in the player being killed. In addition, the player must navigate treacherous environments, such as using torrents of water to meander through and avoid spiked pillars and rotating fan blades, or risk being impaled or dismembered upon impact.
Throughout the game, there are graphic depictions of violence when the player beats up, stomps, or uses guns to fire at humans and mutated creatures. Stronger depictions feature enemies being dismembered and decapitated with copious bloodletting portrayed. The player can also use a spinning woodchipper to obliterate enemies, resulting in blood mists seen. Such depictions of violence are contained under the M18 rating, where the Classification Guidelines allow “depictions of realistic violence, such as killing, maiming or causing other serious injury to humanoid characters.”
Coarse language is uttered by characters, such as the expletive “f**k”. There is also the use of crude language, such as “bitch” and “shit”.rating given by IMDA Singapore
Such a ruthless and direct depiction of the fight is included in the M18 rating, which allows “the depiction of realistic violence, such as killing, mutilating or causing other serious injuries to humanoid characters . ” In addition, the audience should be prepared for the curses they will hear from the main character and numerous jump-scary.
Striking Distance Studios a few hours ago shared on social media a new shot presenting The Callisto Protocol, which perfectly reflects the atmosphere of the production: