The Surge 2 Announced for PC and Consoles

Focus Home Interactive and Deck13 Interactive have announced The Surge 2.

The new sequel is being developed for PC and “consoles,” and its set for a 2019 release window.

Here’s a rundown on the game, via Focus Home Interactive:

The Surge 2 keeps what fans and critics loved about the original – hardcore combat utilizing a unique, dynamic limb targeting system and deep character progression – while also expanding greatly upon the formula.

The Surge 2 takes place in a brand new environment: a sprawling, devastated city with larger and more ambitious level design, made possible by Deck13’s upgraded and improved engine.

Combat is more brutal and tactical than ever, with even more options thanks to an expanded limb targeting system. In addition, more abilities, weapons, implants, and drones give players a vast arsenal to build their character with, in their fight against the array of diverse new enemies and bosses.

More information about The Surge 2 will be revealed at the company’s “What’s Next” event in Paris, from February 7th to the 8th.

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  • Madbrainbox

    Surge 1 is really hard.I prefer the slower pace of Dark Souls.

  • From what I heard of the original, it was fun, but got too punishing and unfair around halfway through. If they fix that for the sequel, I may be interested.

  • Mea K

    If nothing else Deck13 are at least tenacious. You’ll make a good game one day, guys. I’m rooting for you!

  • AnarKreig

    I really enjoyed The Surge, was a proper hard game. Environments and NPC interactions were baller.

  • OSad

    The original felt very clunky from what little I played of it. Just like in LotF, most enemies have a lot of innate poise which pushes you into using the bigger weapons, of which there are way too many of in the game. The worst offender was the total inability to move while blocking, even when wearing light exosuits and wielding fast weapons.

    Tearing off specific body parts to get the schematics for that part is interesting in concept, but with the game not providing you a way of keeping track of what shit you have and what you don’t already leads to apathy towards this mechanic, I found myself just targeting whatever body part to get things done faster.

    Some niggles about the story (I don’t buy that intro cinematic for shit).

    Cool in concept but they’d have to do a lot to bring me back in.

  • ParasiteX

    That would ruin the game if they dumbed down the difficulty. It’s only really hard if you get stuck in the mind set of button mashing. And that seems to mostly the problem i saw from everyone complaining about the games difficulty.

    Once you get the hang of the combat mechanics, the game gets quite a bit easier to play.

  • ParasiteX

    It’s only hard initially. Once you stop mashing the buttons and learn to time attacks and dodges. The game gets considerably easier.

  • ParasiteX

    It’s a really satisfying game. Hard at the beginning to the point you’re about to throw the controller through the screen. But once you learn some patience, the game gets considerably easier.

  • Grampy_Bone

    It was pretty good

  • ParasiteX

    I generally found it more efficient to dodge attacks than blocking.

    And keeping track of parts wasn’t that complicated… Cutting off an arm, gave a arm part of a specific tier, based on enemy type. Harder enemies give higher tier parts. To actually craft a piece of armor you just needed a certain number of a tier 1 part. Say you need 5 pieces. which means cut off 5 pieces of that armored limb. And to upgrade the armor you just need a certain number of the next tier part.. And the components where color coded by tier to make it easier to keep track of.

  • Fair enough. I will admit I have not played it myself, but, from what I hear, most complaints were at the spider creatures and how they respawn every time you die. I’m all for hard games, but people were calling this unfair instead of hard, which turned me off from ever getting the game.
    Oh, and nice avatar. I have the full pic as one of my desktop backgrounds.

  • ParasiteX

    Yeah those spider bots where annoying at first. But once you got a hand of how they move, they got considerably easier to kill. The trick is to use a blade weapon, target their tails and cut that off first.

    Seems when i see people complain about this game being hard.. It just seems they didn’t really put much effort into actually figuring out an enemies weakness and fight patterns..

    I think there is a demo for the game out. Tho it only covers the first area if i’m not mistaken.. which is super easy compared to the rest of the game.. Fuck me was the first enemy in the second area hard as fuck at first.. Giant weapon that basically eats more than half your health if it hits… Buut.. once you figure him out.. it turned out he was not that hard.
    In fact, all the bosses seem a bit hard at first.. but once you figured out their pattern.. they become ludicrously easy to beat.

    Hehe yeah, got a few Youjo Senki pics as desktop background as well.. Hoping it gets a second season soon.

  • I might try it. I still have a ton of games on my backlog (the PS Xeno games, MGS 2-4, FE10, Bayonetta, Prey). As for youjo senki, we won’t be getting a 2nd season just yet, but there is a movie coming out, and it will be entirely new stuff, instead of the recap stuff anime movies normally are. There’s not a date on it yet, however.

  • SevTheBear

    I heard very mixed reviews and haven’t played it yet. But you seem to recommend it I take?

  • ParasiteX

    If you like challenging games. Specifically Dark Souls type of games. Then i don’t see why you wont like it.
    It has Mostly positive steam reviews. So most people that bought it like it.
    Most people i see complain about it, seem to have trouble getting a hang of the controls, or just finding it too hard.

    There is a free demo on Steam. So you can always try it out for yourself.

  • SevTheBear

    I dig Demon’s Souls, Dark Souls Bloodborne and Nioh. So if it’s like that I don’t see why it shouldn’t :) I give the Demo a try. Thanks