The Callisto Protocol will not be released in Japan as the game is not rated there, presumably due to its violence and gore. The studio said via its Japanese Twitter account that the localized version for Japan will be discontinued and that anyone who pre-ordered will receive a refund.
The Callisto Protocol takes place in a prison on one of Jupiter’s moons, Callisto. The game promises to be extremely violent and bloody. In fact, Striking Dance boss Glen Schofield said the development team looked at ghastly car crash scenes for inspiration.
Callisto Protocol launches December 2nd for PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. The game could spawn a sequel as Schofield said he has ideas for additional entries in the series.
In less scary news, Gotham Knights developer Warner Bros. Montreal has released a new update for the game aimed at improving performance issues on PC, with a PS5 and Xbox Series X|S patch coming soon. This is a small patch, but a larger update will follow as the studio seeks to add a “mixture of needed fixes that have surfaced since launch” to the game, specifically frame rate stability on consoles.
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