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The Callisto Protocol: Several Death Animations Are Locked Behind Season Pass

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Striking Distance Studios has announced the contents of The Callisto Protocol's Season Pass, revealing that several player death animations are locked behind the additional purchase.As reported by VGC, the game's Steam page was updated to include the Season Pass's contents, revealing that 13 kill animations (that have been a prominent feature in the game's marketing) won't be included in the normal, $59.99 version of the game.Players will instead need to purchase the Season Pass to experience every animation.

This is so far only advertised as part of the $79.99 Digital Deluxe Edition (or $249.99 Collector's) but will likely be sold separately for around $20.The Season Pass also includes story DLC that lets players "dig deeper into the horrifying secrets of The Callisto Protocol", the Outer Way Skin Collection, and two new modes brought about through the Contagion and Riot bundles.The Contagion Bundle includes the 13 new death animations alongside what sounds to be the game's most difficult mode.

This Contagion mode has "reduced ammo and health drops, a customized difficulty, permadeath, and another skin collectionThe Riot Bundle includes what sounds like a survival mode for The Callisto Protocol. "Gather credits to upgrade your weapons, or forge new ones, and survive the onslaught as long as you can in Riot," the Steam page reads.

The Riot Bundle also includes 12 new enemy death animations and the Engineer Skin Collection.Striking Distance Studios is helmed by Glen Schofield, one of the guiding figures behind the 2008 horror game Dead Space.

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