Everything you need to know about The Surge 2
Get up to Date on Deck13 and focus home interactive’s sci-fi souls-like sequel
Wait, what is The Surge again? The Surge is developer Deck13’s action-rpg that released in May of 2017. It’s heavily inspired by Dark Souls, taking the uncompromising action into a science-fiction world filled with futuristic exoskeleton suits, robotic enemies and supercharged human combatants to decapitate in a number of gloriously gruesome ways.
What’s the sequel doing then?
Deck13 is doubling down on the elements fans gravitated to in the original while simultaneously expanding the scope of its ambition. Combat is going to be more brutal and tactical than before, upgraded to give you a chance against an array of diverse and punishing new enemies and bosses.
So it’ll still be super gory then?
It absolutely will be. The Surge 2 is overhauling its dynamic limbtargeting system, which lets players focus in on specific body parts to deal maximum damage against foes, while a suite of all new exoskeleton suits, weapons, abilities, implants and drones will help showcase the more fully formed character progression and customisation systems.
Do we know where it is set?
An all-new environment is on the cards, with Deck13 eager to let us suffer in someplace entirely unfamiliar. The studio is reportedly pushing the FLEDGE engine with this one, introducing more ambitious and complex level design as it tackles a sprawling and devastated city as the backdrop to The Surge 2’s chaos.
Okay, so when is it coming out?
While the studio hasn’t set an official date, it has confirmed that it is shooting for a loose 2019 window of release on PC, Playstation 4 and Xbox One.