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The Surge Unveils 14 Minutes of Uncut Gameplay Commented by the Developers

Press Release   •   Feb 17, 2017 11:06 GMT

Upcoming sci-fi action RPG The Surge today reveals 14 minutes of gameplay with commentary from Deck13 Game Designer Adam Hetenyi. Explore the dystopian environments in CREO's mysterious industrial and RND complex, the Abandoned Laboratories.

Fitted with an industrial exoskeleton, you must fight your way through CREO, equipping the spoils of combat to your suit. Armor and weapons are looted from enemies after duels, in which you will take advantage of The Surge's unique limb-targeting system to attack and cut off parts of the enemy you want to equip or craft.

Targeting a part of the enemy which is armored will deal less damage, but you will earn the opportunity to deal a finishing blow that will cut off the limb in-tact, allowing you to loot the spoils, gain blueprints, and tech-scrap used to level up your exoskeleton.

The Surge features vertical and horizontal attacks, which are used in combination with parries, ducks and jumps as well as a boosted dodge - courtesy of your exoskeleton - culminating in swift, snappy, precise combat situations unlike anything experienced before.

At CREO, you will meet survivors who need help or who can offer assistance. Accepting missions can yield extra rewards, but you will have to balance that against your desire to go deeper into the complex, as the stakes grow ever higher - once dropped, your tech scrap will diminish over time.

Face the dangers of CREO and set your own challenges. Accept missions, learn more about CREO's history and lore, and fight the various mini-bosses scattered throughout the environment, or play it safe and struggle to survive - it's up to you.

The Surge slices its way onto PS4, Xbox One, and PC in May 2017.

About The Surge

The Game

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.

Key Features

  • Tight, visceral hardcore action RPG combat
  • Unique targeting, dismemberment and level up systems
  • Explore a dystopian world full of mystery
  • Battle an array of huge, fearsome bosses
  • Loot, craft, and upgrade new weapons and armors

About Deck 13

With more than ten years of experience, Frankfurt-based Deck13 Interactive is one of Germany's most renowned game developers. Their humorous adventure games received several awards, including "Best German Game of the year" for Ankh and "Best adventure game of the year" for Jack Keane. With the release of Deck13's role-playing game Venetica, Deck13 entered the world of emotionally challenging games for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation®4. Having completed the stunning RPG Lords of the Fallen, at the same time, creating unique projects for mobile platforms like iOS, we are starting work on an entirely new RPG, The Surge.

More information on the website: http://www.deck13.de/

About Focus Home Interactive
Focus Home Interactive is a French publisher based in Paris, France. Known for the quality, diversity and originality of its catalogue, Focus has published and distributed original titles that have become benchmark titles worldwide, available both in store and for download across the world. Focus publishes games on all major platforms, consoles and PC. The publisher's catalogue will get even richer the coming months and years with eagerly awaited games such as Vampyr, The Surge, Styx: Shards of Darkness, Call of Cthulhu, Insurgency: Sandstorm, Necromunda : Underhive Wars, Werewolf: The Apocalypse and many more.

More information on the website: http://www.focus-home.com