Fans of the hardcore RPG sub-genre will be happy to hear that, not only was Deck 13’s The Surge experiment a success, but the game also sold well enough to receive a sequel. The result is The Surge 2, a follow-up that looks to improve upon every aspect of its predecessor.
Here’s what we do know, thanks to the game’s press release, though it’s mostly just PR speak.
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.
The Surge 2 is expected to release on PC and consoles in 2019.