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The Callisto Protocol’s season pass includes new player death animations

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The Callisto Protocol [32 articles]” href=”https://www.videogameschronicle.com/games/the-callisto-protocol/”>The Callisto Protocol‘s season pass will include extra death animations for the protagonist Jacob and the enemies he faces, it’s been confirmed.

The details of the season pass were recently added to the game’s Steam [1,200 articles]” href=”https://www.videogameschronicle.com/platforms/pc/steam/”>Steam Page, listing everything it offers.

As well as typical content that would be expected with a season pass, such as new story DLC, new areas and a new mode, it also lists new death animations.

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The ‘Contagion Bundle’ included in the season pass adds a new mode as well as “thirteen new Jacob death animations”. Meanwhile, the Riot Bundle adds a “previously undiscovered area” as well as “twelve new enemy death animations”.

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While the addition of new player death animations as DLC would be considered unusual in most circumstances, it’s notable in this case given how much of The Callisto Protocol’s pre-release marketing has revolved around the gory ways Jacob can die.

The game’s first gameplay trailer in June 2022 was followed by a ‘Schofield Cut’ version of the trailer one week later (named after the game’s creator Glen Schofield [37 articles]” href=”https://www.videogameschronicle.com/people/glen-schofield/”>Glen Schofield), which was shown during Summer Game Fest [88 articles]” href=”https://www.videogameschronicle.com/events/summer-game-fest/”>Summer Game Fest 2022 and made a point of highlighting that it had extra gory death scenes in it.

Its not yet clear how these DLC death scenes will be integrated into the game.

The full Season Pass content is as follows:

Outer Way Skin Collection: Bear the armor of the Outer Way, an underground insurgency pitted against the UJC, as you fight to survive the horrors of Callisto.

Contagion Bundle: Discover the ultimate survival horror experience with a new mode, Contagion. With reduced ammo and health drops, a customized difficulty and permadeath – there are no second chances to escape Black Iron Prison or the horrors lurking beneath the surface of Callisto. The Contagion Bundle also includes thirteen new Jacob death animations and the Watchtower Skin Collection.

Riot Bundle: Venture into a previously undiscovered area of Black Iron Prison and battle through waves of brutal enemies. Gather credits to upgrade your weapons, or forge new ones, and survive the onslaught as long as you can in Riot, an all-new mode. The Riot Bundle also includes twelve new enemy death animations and the Engineer Skin Collection.

Story DLC: Dig deeper into the horrifying secrets of The Callisto Protocol.

The Callisto Protocol is set to be released on December 2 on Xbox Series X | S [3,317 articles]” href=”https://www.videogameschronicle.com/platforms/xbox/seriesxs/”>Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5 [3,989 articles]” href=”https://www.videogameschronicle.com/platforms/playstation/ps5/”>PS5, Xbox One [4,810 articles]” href=”https://www.videogameschronicle.com/platforms/xbox/xb1/”>Xbox One, PlayStation 4 [5,678 articles]” href=”https://www.videogameschronicle.com/platforms/playstation/ps4/”>PS4 and PC [6,597 articles]” href=”https://www.videogameschronicle.com/platforms/pc/”>PC.

Announced at The Game Awards in December 2020, the game is the brainchild of Dead Space remake [71 articles]” href=”https://www.videogameschronicle.com/games/dead-space-reboot/”>Dead Space creator Glen Schofield, the former Sledgehammer Games [170 articles]” href=”https://www.videogameschronicle.com/companies/activision-blizzard/activision/sledgehammer-games/”>Sledgehammer Games and Visceral Games boss who was appointed CEO of PUBG Studios [73 articles]” href=”https://www.videogameschronicle.com/companies/krafton/pubg-studios/”>PUBG Corporation studio Striking Distance [30 articles]” href=”https://www.videogameschronicle.com/companies/krafton/pubg-studios/striking-distance/”>Striking Distance in 2019.

Schofield drew criticism from some in September after posting then deleting a tweet that appeared to glorify development crunch.

It was announced last month that The Callisto Protocol has been cancelled in Japan, after its developer determined it would not be able to get a rating for the game without cuts.

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The Witcher’s Geralt of Rivia drops into Fortnite with his mate Doom Slayer

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(Pocket-lint) – Fortnite has always been the king of the crossover and now it’s at it again with Chapter 4 Season 1 with Geralt and Doom Slayer making an appearance.

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The next big thing in Fortnite is now live with Chapter 4 Season 1 getting an all-new map and a whole lot more. One of those things is a new character called Selene, available from the get-go. But things will get interesting for The Witcher fans come mid-season when Epic Games adds Geralt of Rivia as Battle Pass skin.

As always, the Battle Pass costs 950 V-Bucks and as you progress through you’ll unlock items and whatnot. Geralt will be unlocked via that Battle Pass, as will Doom Slayer – of DOOM fame, of course. Other unlockable skins include Massai, Dusty, Nezumi, Helsie, and The Ageless. The Geralt unlock won’t be available until later on in the season, Epic says.

The latest season includes plenty of other tweaks and treats and makes use of Unreal Engine 5.1, making this the best-looking version of Fortnite to date on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.

All of this will take place on a brand-new island with new points of interest that include The Citadel, Anvil Square, and Brutal Bastion.

The new season of Fortnite is up and running right now and you can get involved yourself. You can play Fortnite on just about anything right now and the download is of course free.

Writing by Oliver Haslam.

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‘Elden Ring’ Reveals Free PvP Colosseum Update, Hopefully Ahead Of DLC Announcement

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FromSoftware has just released a new trailer for an upcoming free update to Elden Ring that drops tomorrow, Wednesday December 7.

It’s a PvP-focused update to the game which will herd players into battles into the many colosseums doting the map, hence why it’s called the “Colosseum Update.” They just released a new trailer for it, which you can see below:

According to the official press release about the addition, we have some confirmation on what exactly the modes are that will be added:

“The Colosseums of Limgrave, Leyndell and Caelid will open their gates, allowing players to engage in battles such as duels, free-for-alls and team fights.”

In the trailer, we see a traditional 1v1 battle at the start, but it progresses to players fighting each other’s summons, and then finally a 3v3 team fight battle which is well beyond anything the game is currently capable of now.

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Elden Ring has spent many months balancing all of its magic and weapon skills in an effort to try to create more parity in PvP, which has turned out to be a significant part of the game, and the core of the game’s endgame once you’ve done everything in PvE.

There is a theory that I personally subscribe to, that FromSoft is revealing this PvP update now and launching it tomorrow so it will not get drowned out by a potential announcement this Thursday at The Game Awards. There are rumblings, and fervent prayers, that this would be the stage in which they would finally announce sizable, PvE DLC for Elden Ring. We are well, well behind the pacing of past DLC announcements from FromSoft games, given that Elden Ring came out almost ten months ago now, but it’s obviously a bigger game than past ones. Elden Ring DLC repeatedly is brought up as the “World Premiere” at The Game Awards that everyone is hoping to see, and these days, with the demise of E3, it’s pretty much the biggest place in the industry to debut things, outside of first party PlayStation and Xbox showcases.

That’s the hope anyway, but the concrete facts right now are just that this PvP update will come tomorrow, so get your builds ready and find some teammates in order to take on the toughest PvP challenges in the game yet. Should be a lot of fun.

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Witcher 3’s Free DLC Update Doesn’t Have A Switch Release Date Yet

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Next week sees the arrival of The Witcher 3‘s “next-gen” update across multiple platforms, but new information suggests it won’t be coming to the Nintendo Switch on the same date.

Our friends at Eurogamer caught up with CD Projekt Red ahead of the free update’s release, and apparently, there’s “no specific release date yet” for the Nintendo Switch version of the game. All that’s known is it will arrive “later than 14th December”.

Witcher 3 next-gen update producer Ryu Underhill mentioned how the team was “working hard to bring it to [Switch] players” as soon as possible, and more information will be shared in the near future.

When the Switch version of this update does arrive, players can expect the “same fixes and additional content” as other platforms like Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The Switch will also receive cloud-save and cross-progression features, as well as the new Netflix DLC. This new quest will last for about “half-an-hour”, according to Eurogamer:

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“…it’s about half-an-hour’s worth, plus a bit more for a follow-up step. It was flagged as level 15…”

Obviously, the Switch update will not include “next-gen features such as visuals/technical/gameplay improvements, modes” or “other additions” exclusive to next-generation platforms.

Via Eurogamer: “The Witcher Netflix DLC is a new scavenger hunt-style quest that takes place inside The Devil’s Pit in Velen. The Devil’s Pit is the place you find yourself immediately after leaving the starter zone of White Orchard. It’s that big, circular, wooden-fence-ringed place where nothing seems to actually happen. Currently, there are only some humanoid enemies in there, and the big door to the mine is closed. This DLC opens those doors.”

You can see more of this next-generation update in our previous Witcher 3 coverage:

Are you looking forward to trying out this update? Comment below.

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