Focus Home Interactive has unleashed the launch trailer for The Surge ahead of its May 16th release date. Developed by Deck 13 (of Lords of the Fallen fame) The Surge is a hardcore sci-fi action RPG set in a dystopian world affected by a strange event that makes machines go berserk. Players must fight their way through an industrial facility, defeating huge bosses and dismembering enemies in order to obtain the gear they carry. An in-depth crafting system is also available, and a number of cybernetic implants can be used to upgrade the playable character at will.
Set in a heavily dystopian future as Earth nears the end of its life, those who remain in the overpopulated cities must work to survive as social programs become saturated by an ageing population and increasing environmental diseases.
As the intelligence of technology incrementally increased over the years, many jobs for the human race had been made redundant, forcing Earth’s citizens to head out into the suburbs seeking labor, aided by exoskeletons to improve their efficiency. The world of The Surge offers a very grim vision of the future, where the evolution of our technology, our society and our relation with the environment led to a decadent state of the Human civilization.
The Surge features innovative combat mechanics and an original character progression system based on modular upgrades gained through tight, visceral combat. Be sure to stay tuned for more about The Surge over the coming months!
The Surge is now available for preorder on Steam (US$ 44.99 thanks to a 10% prepurchase discount).