How to pre-order The Callisto Protocol: retailers, editions and bonuses

Jumping 300 years into the future, space has become even more terrifying. Set in the Black Iron Prison on Jupiter’s titular moon, Jacob Lee is trapped among other inmates who have begun to transform into terrifying creatures. Armed only with the tools he can scavenge and upgrade, plus some sci-fi technology and abilities, no inch of this dark, oppressive prison is safe from ambush. If this all sounds and feels like another sci-fi horror game from a few generations ago, well, it should, because The Callisto Protocol is made by the core team who brought us the fantastic dead space.

Now leading the way with a new IP address, which for some reason was at one time intended to be somehow connected to the PUBG universe, The Callisto Protocol is ready to take your breath away in December. Nothing says Merry Christmas like a mutated alien monster ripping your head off, does it? If you answered yes, chances are you’re already interested in this game and counting down the days until it’s released, but you should also check out all the editions on offer. Some are sure to appeal to fans of this specific type of sci-fi horror. Here are all the editions you can get for The Callisto Protocol.

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Where can I pre-order The Callisto Protocol?

You can pre-order a copy of The Callisto Protocol at most major outlets, including GameStop, best buy, walmart, and from the digital storefront of your choice. However – and we’ll cover this in depth in the last section – there’s a GameStop-exclusive edition that you can’t pre-order anywhere else.

regular edition

Jacob kneeling on the surface of a moon.

The standard edition, also known as the Day One edition, will cost you either $60 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC versions, or $70 if you want it on your PS5 or Xbox Series X/S. This is your base version , with Jacob Lee kneeling on Callisto’s surface on the cover, but there are one or two extras just to get your money’s worth early:

  • Copy of The Callisto Protocol
  • Retro Prisoner character and weapons skin
  • The Contraband Pack (exclusive to PlayStation versions of the game)

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Digital Deluxe Edition

The Digital Deluxe Edition also offers two pricing models for different generations of systems. It has the same cover but costs $80 for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC versions, while PS5 and Xbox Series X/S owners will pay $90. Here’s what you get for the extra investment:

  • Everything included in the standard edition (including PlayStation exclusive content if you get a PS4 or PS5 version)
  • The Callisto Protocol Season pass
  • Two-day early access to Season Pass story content

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Collector’s Edition (GameStop exclusive)

All Collector's Edition items.

Finally, for those who would consider a down payment on an actual trip to Callisto, we have the massive Collector’s Edition. Again, this version can only be pre-ordered at GameStop and is only offered for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S versions, but all for the same price of $250. It’s the kind of Collector’s Edition we used to get in their heyday, and it’s cool to see it back, especially for a brand new IP. If you’re happy enough to think about it, here’s what’s inside that huge box:

  • Everything from previous editions
  • A statue of Jacob fending off a monster
  • A steelbook with a creepy figure on the cover
  • A set of collectible pins
  • A TCP comic book edition #0

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