Watch The Surge 2 developer gameplay walkthrough
Publisher Focus Home Interactive has released a brand-new video about their anticipated souls-like sequel The Surge 2. This developer walkthrough showcases close to 10 minutes of raw gameplay and gives a nice overview of the new location, enemies and mechanics. Check it out!
Developer Deck13 highly improved their own take on the Souls formula with 2017’s The Surge. The punishing melee-combat action-adventure game stood out not only from the Dark Souls games but also from Deck13’s first souls-like Lords of the Fallen by being set in a futuristic sci-fi world. And while Lords of the Fallen had a lot of shortcoming courtesy of being the developer’s first attempt, The Surge managed to improve on almost every aspect.
Naturally, last year we were greeted by the announcement of a direct sequel with The Surge 2. As the first game was a success, the dev didn’t feel the need to start over with a new IP and instead build upon a solid foundation. But if you were expecting simply more of the same, you’ll be positively surprised by the welcome changes and additions to the second Surge title.
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In today’s developer walkthrough video, we get a first look at the new setting of the game. Welcome to Jericho City. A large city with various distinct districts which has gone under quarantine due to a techno-virus. Placed under control by the A.I.D. military faction, it’s a dangerous place where heavily armed personnel is trying to inhibit movement of citizens. The dense city offers various ways to get around fortified checkpoints and aims to deliver a nice playground to explore.
The video highlights also the new drone mechanic which allows players to activate a flying companion which deals damage to enemies and diverts their attention, so that you can land the heavy hits.
The Surge is launching this September 24th for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.