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Focus Home Interactive and Deck13 have released the first screenshot of upcoming sci-fi action-RPG The Surge.

“Set on a dystopian Earth nearing the end of its life, The Surge offers a grim vision of our future,” developer Deck13 explains. “Accelerating advancements in technology and our abuse of the environment has led to an overly decadent civilization that now lies on the brink of collapse.”

The game features ?innovative combat mechanics and an original character progression system based on modular upgrades gained through tight, visceral combat.?

The screenshot shows the game’s hero in his exoskeleton, which can be upgraded over time. Players will be able to target specific parts or limbs of enemies to recover pieces of armor, weapons, or equipment that they wish to attach to their own exoskeleton.

“Of course, the best parts will often be the hardest to cut off – and they’ll usually be attached to the most dangerous enemies,” the developer added. “Even the most common enemies can prove deadly, and the game features imposing bosses who will truly put your wits, guts and reflexes to the test.”

The Surge launches in 2017 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

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Deck13 releases first screenshot of action-RPG The Surge

By Matthew Bennett | 02/29/2016 03:58 PM PT

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Focus Home Interactive and Deck13 have released the first screenshot of upcoming sci-fi action-RPG The Surge.

“Set on a dystopian Earth nearing the end of its life, The Surge offers a grim vision of our future,” developer Deck13 explains. “Accelerating advancements in technology and our abuse of the environment has led to an overly decadent civilization that now lies on the brink of collapse.”

The game features ?innovative combat mechanics and an original character progression system based on modular upgrades gained through tight, visceral combat.?

The screenshot shows the game’s hero in his exoskeleton, which can be upgraded over time. Players will be able to target specific parts or limbs of enemies to recover pieces of armor, weapons, or equipment that they wish to attach to their own exoskeleton.

“Of course, the best parts will often be the hardest to cut off – and they’ll usually be attached to the most dangerous enemies,” the developer added. “Even the most common enemies can prove deadly, and the game features imposing bosses who will truly put your wits, guts and reflexes to the test.”

The Surge launches in 2017 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

Read More


About Matthew Bennett

view all posts

Matt is one of the longest-serving members of the EGMNOW team. An ability to go many hours without sleep and a quick wit make him ideal for his role as associate editor at EGMNOW.com. He often thinks back to the days when the very idea of this career seemed like nothing but an impossible dream. Find him on Twitter @mattyjb89