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The Surge Gets New Trailer Focused on Combat

By Tyler Fischer

April 20, 2017

Today, developer Deck13 and publisher Focus Home Interactive released a new trailer for their upcoming game The Surge that focuses all on the game’s combat.

As you may know, the action RPG often has been referred to as Dark Souls-like, and that’s predominately because of the game’s combat, which is fast, but also very technical.

As you can see in the new combat trailer — which features raw footage — you will have to make use of vertical and horizon attacks, as well as remember to target and dismember certain limbs, so you can loot what you cut. Looting upgrades for your exo-suit is said to be key to progression, so dismembering will play a substantial role in the game, forcing you to be more tactical than most games where you just go in hacking and slashing like a madman.

Positioning and speed are also vital, which means making use of your exo-enhanced dodges, blocks, ducks and jumps to avoid attacks. All of this will have to be done while managing your stamina.

According to Deck13, the rules of combat apply to both you and your enemy: meaning if you get hit an unarmored limb, just like the enemy, you will go down faster.

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The game is said to be — and looks — quite challenging. Luckily, you’re not alone on your journey, but rather will be assisted by your industrial drone, with abilities  once used for CREO’s industrial needs now manipulated into a fighting machine.

The Surge is set to release on May 16, 2017 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. It will cost $59.99 USD. Below, you can check out the new trailer:

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Tyler Fischer

Tyler Fischer is the Assignments Editor and News Editor at DualShockers. He specializes in writing breaking news, managing assignments, and organization. Born and raised in New York, Tyler studies journalism and public relations at SUNY New Paltz. In his free time he enjoys playing and watching soccer, getting lost in game lore, and writing comedy scripts.

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