Focus Home Interactive, publishers of the upcoming The Surge, have released a new gameplay trailer showing off some alpha footage of the upcoming title.
The Surge, from developer Deck 13 and publisher Focus Home Interactive, is a hardcore action-RPG set in a distant future; A future where technology and mutation have changed day-to-day life in the CREO complex into one of chaos and death.
As shown in the latest trailer, below, the game focuses on weighty combat as well as an essential dodging system. We get a peak at several weapons in action, a lethal, crushing hammer, as well as weapons that work similar to twin daggers.
Aside from dodging and attacking at opportune moments there’s also an execution-style system aimed at rending enemies limbless or – as shown in the trailer – in half. That doesn’t quite kill them though, enemies can continue to fight you even when left halved or less a limb – like some cybernetic version of Monty Python’s Black Knight.
We also got a slight refresher on the background of the enemies and systems at play from the publisher – “Result of unspoken experiments, volatile prototypes built from secret nano-technology, or simply efficient death machines built for maintaining security in high-risk environments, these enemies leave no room for mistakes during combat. The slightest misstep, or moment of hesitation, will certainly mean death for you. However, these enemies wear some of the best equipment, weapons and implants you can claim for your own use. You’ll have to decide if you wish to secure a victory, attacking their weak spots, or make your life a bit harder and aim for their armored parts, hoping to recover this precious equipment that will make you stronger, faster, tougher. “
The Surge is launching on PC, PS4 & Xbox One in 2017.