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The Surge gets new trailer and official release date

Prepare yourselves, this looks incredible!

Described as a mixture of painfully difficult RPG titles like the Dark Souls series in a glorious futuristic setting, similar to that of games like Mass Effect, Vanquish, and Dead Space, Deck13’s The Surge is said to bring some of the most exciting action gameplay to our consoles this year.

In this latest trailer, which also confirms the official release date, we see the game’s protagonist taking on some pretty menacing looking robots. As he conquers them, we see the character start to scavenge pieces of armour and weaponry from his fallen enemies, highlighting the game’s intricate loot and crafting system.

The Surge‘s official website gives an overview of the game;

The Surge is an action RPG set in a world ravaged by war and global warming. The game offers a hardcore experience, with a focus on challenging, visceral melee combat. It features fresh fighting, looting and crafting mechanics, alongside a unique character progression system. Fitted with your exo-suit and cybernetic implants, harness super-human strength to survive the CREO complex, a mega-corporation that set out to save the world. Enhance your exo-suit with near-endless combinations of armor and weapons, each with their own move sets as you slice your way through steel and flesh to loot, craft, and improve your rig. Salvage weapons and modular armour, by using the dynamic targeting system to attack and dismember limbs individually. From lighting rigs to heavy lifters, security armor to advanced, secretive technology – mix and match equipment to suit your playstyle and overcome the adversarial and environmental challenges that plague the malfunctioning complex. Take on huge, industrial bosses in a complex gone mad and discover the truth about CREO.

The Surge only popped up on my radar about a week ago, but since then, I’ve been obsessing over it and given it’s very near release date, 16th May, it’s left to be said, it’s got me excited! The Surge is now available for pre-order on Xbox One, PS4 and PC.