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

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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.

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