This week at gamescom, Placing Distance Studios launched a brand new mechanic referred to as Mutations that provides depth to The Callisto Protocol’s fight.

Mutations will play out through the creatures within the sport, referred to as Biophage. These creatures are inmates at Black Iron Jail, remodeled by a mysterious outbreak. Because the contagion spreads, it erupts from the physique by way of a sequence of tentacles.

When the tentacles emerge, you may have solely a brief window to kill the virus by taking pictures the tentacles. Kill the virus, and also you get a fast takedown of an enemy, miss and…effectively, attempt to not miss.

Do you have to fail to take down a Biophage when the tentacles emerge, the virus takes over the creature and units off a sequence of mutations that make them stronger. Fail to cease the mutations on a number of creatures directly, and you’ll face a mob of foes.

Fight will characteristic a mixture of ranged taking pictures and melee, with a gravity weapon referred to as the GRP, or “Grip,” that allows you to shortly transfer between the 2.

The builders wished gamers to have choices and on the similar time, be terrified of each encounter.

At gamescom, the studio revealed a second from round midway by way of the sport the place Jacob will get thrown into the sewage system.

Whereas a survival horror sport at its core, the workforce wished to combine up the sorts of horror you’ll expertise. Generally, the protagonist can be making an attempt to navigate darkish corridors, and generally he’ll fall into the depths of the jail’s sanitation system. When this occurs, you’ll need to keep away from environmental hazards, s seen within the video.

The builders could have extra to share on The Callisto protocol within the months forward.

It’s coming to PC, Ps4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Sequence X/S on December 2.