The Callisto Protocol Opening Minutes Have Leaked Online

The leaked video has since been taken down.

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Just a little over a week ahead of launch, the first 13 minutes of The Castillo Protocol briefly leaked.

According to a report from Eurogamer, the footage was posted on Resetera before being removed, due to a copyright claim from publisher Krafton. The footage is of poor quality and shot off-screen, rather than being directly captured. However the title screen, settings menus, and opening minutes of the game were still visible.

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Now Playing: The Callisto Protocol - Official Launch Trailer

The Castillo Protocol is the first game from Striking Distance Studios, founded by Dead Space co-creator Glen Schofield. The action-horror game is something of a spiritual sequel to Dead Space, with a science-fiction setting and shambling, undead enemies. The GameSpot preview for The Castillo Protocol, from writer Jordan Ramée, claimed that the game's strong points are in its melee-focused combat, rather than its scares.

In other news, The Castillo Protocol's release has been cancelled in Japan, due to the game's inability to get a rating. Rather than change the game's violent and gory content to enable it to receive a CERO rating, Striking Distance has opted to refund preorders and end plans for a release. A season pass for the sci-fi horror game was spotted on its Steam page. If purchased, it will unlock DLC content including a horde-like mode called Riot, new areas of the Black Iron prison to explore, as well as new story beats.

The Castillo Protocol is set to release on December 2.

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