Hey Xbox fans! The Callisto Protocol Launching tomorrow is the all-new Riot Mode, an exciting new experience for players that focuses on defeating as many enemies as possible. In riot mode, you’ll face wave after wave of enemies, facing increasingly difficult challenges. To add to the fun, you can earn credits that you can use to purchase upgrades and loot from crates scattered throughout the arena. I recently spoke with level designer Kevin Jazanovits and senior systems engineer Philip Green, some of the people behind The Callisto Protocol all new Riot Mode to learn more about this exciting new mode.
Riot mode brings a different flavor The Callisto Protocol basic elements. To achieve this, the developers had to break some of the rules of the main game and push their previous projects in different directions.
“We wanted to make this mode feel more like an arcade game than a horror game, to make it more fun,” Jazanovits explains.
Jazanowitz’s goal as a level designer was to create an environment where players could run from room to room feeling constantly chased and surrounded by enemies. “We tried to remove or adjust the gameplay elements that slowed the player down,” he says.
Green adds, “Our goal was to create a simple, fun gameplay loop, but with secondary value that would allow players to come up with new strategies over multiple play sessions. This leads to several different systems that empower players over time so they can find their style and power through waves of infected.”
Riot mode features enemy behavior and wave formations that keep players in the mood. As you progress through the game, you’ll need to adapt your strategies to overcome each new challenge. With only two weapon slots available, you’ll also need to spend credits wisely to upgrade and modify weapons, as well as unlock containers of health, GRP, and fuses. And when the going gets really tough, turn on frenzy mode for a temporary effect with unlimited ammo, GRP usage, and instant enemy kills.
“We wanted to delve deeper into just having fun killing,” Green says. “So we used as many features as we could to add to the game that made it feel like a fun fight. By empowering the player with powerful weapons (and) giving them additional benefits that will allow them to take their battles to the next level.”
To add to the arcade feel, Riot Mode includes a scoring system based on kills and dismemberments, with an overall score that tracks the player’s progress throughout the game. “I can hit the 30s fairly consistently, but some of our quality testers have broken 100 waves. It’s great to see our team members posting their high scores in our internal chats. You have to show the receipts if you want to brag,” says Jashanovits.
Riot Mode is a challenging and fun experience that will keep you engaged for hours. The focus on maintaining constant and fluid combat, as well as the introduction of fun subsystems and a simple gameplay cycle, make it a great addition to The Callisto Protocol. It is available on May 23, 2022 as part of the bundled Riot Bundle Callisto Protocol Digital Deluxe Edition, Season Pass or available for purchase separately. The Riot Bundle also includes eleven new enemy death animations and The Prospector Skin Collection. Are you ready to start a riot?
* Riot Bundle requires The Callisto Protocol base game.
Callisto Protocol™ for Xbox Series X|S – Digital Deluxe Edition
In this story-driven third-person survival horror game set 300 years in the future, the player assumes the role of Jacob Lee, a victim of fate thrown into Black Iron Prison, a maximum-security prison located on a moon of Jupiter. Callisto. When the prisoners begin to transform into monstrous creatures, chaos reigns in the prison. In order to survive, Jacob must fight his way to safety to escape the Black Iron prison, uncovering the dark and disturbing secrets hidden beneath Callisto’s surface. Using a unique combination of shooting and melee combat, Jacob will need to adapt his tactics to combat the rapidly evolving creatures while scavenging to unlock new weapons, gear and abilities to stay ahead of the growing threat and escape the horrors of Jupiter’s Dead Moon. ENGINEERING OF HORRORS. The Callisto Protocol is a new take on survival horror created by Glen Schofield. Combining atmosphere, tension and brutality with terrifying moments of helplessness and humanity, The Callisto Protocol immerses players in a stunning story where unspeakable horrors lurk around every corner. UNCOVER THE SECRETS OF THE COMBINED COMPANY JUPITER Set on Jupiter’s dead moon Callisto in the year 2320, The Callisto Protocol casts players into the role of Jacob Lee, an inmate of Black Iron Prison. When a mysterious outbreak throws the moon into chaos, Jacob must face his darkest fears to defeat the bloodthirsty creatures that pursue him as he unravels the dark secrets at the heart of the powerful United Jupiter Company. MASTER FIERCE STRATEGIC COMBAT. Callisto Protocol offers players a thrilling mix of hand-to-hand and ranged combat, including a unique gravity weapon once used by Black Iron guards to control the prison population. Players will be forced to get up close and personal with their grotesque opponents, hacking off limbs, blowing up legs, and creatively using everything at their disposal to survive each life-or-death encounter. EXPERIENCE THE ISOLATION OF JUPITER’S DEAD MOON One of the most hostile, isolated environments in the universe, Callisto looms over Jacob’s desperate struggle for survival. Players must contend not only with the horrors of the Black Iron Prison, but also with the centuries-old mysteries that plague the long-dead Jupiter moon, both above and below the surface. Pre-order now to receive the following digital content: – Retro prisoner character and weapon skin – Season Pass The Season Pass includes: Outer Way Skin Collection: Wear the armor of the Outer Way, an underground rebel formation that opposes the UJC, during battle. to survive the horrors of Callisto. Contagion Bundle: Discover an incredible survival horror experience in the new Contagion mode. With low ammo and health, custom difficulty, and constant death, there’s no second chance to escape the Black Iron Prison or the horrors lurking beneath Callisto’s surface. The Contagion pack also includes thirteen new Jacob death animations and a collection of Watchtower skins. Riot Bundle: Venture into the previously undiscovered territory of the Black Iron Prison and fight your way through waves of brutal enemies. Collect credits to upgrade your weapons or craft new ones and survive the onslaught as long as possible in the all-new Riot mode. The Riot Bundle also includes twelve new enemy death animations and a collection of engineered skins. Story DLC: Dig deeper into the terrifying secrets of the Callisto Protocol.