Watch 14 Minutes of The Surge Gameplay Featuring the Combat Mechanics and Crafting

August 16, 2016 Written by Alex Co

Need your next RPG fix? Deck13’s The Surge might be it. Publisher Focus Home Interactive has released a new The Surge gameplay video and it’s quite meaty. 

Running at almost 15 minutes long, we’re treated to in-game footage of a little exploration, it shows the combat and how stamina comes into play. It also looks like you can loot enemies and then craft items to make your exo-suit more badass. If you ever wanted to play Bloodborne or Dark Souls in a sci-fi coating, then this might fit the bill — at least from what we’ve seen so far. You can read the complete press release accompanying the video, below.

Fitted with an advanced CREO exo-suit, balancing your core power against your implants and exo-suit upgrades will allow you to specialize in a huge variety of combat styles, thanks to the almost limitless combinations of addons and dozens of make-shift weapons salvaged from the industrial complex. Finely tune your gear to match your playstyle, and to best suit the challenge ahead. The Metroidvanian levels open up as your core power increases, allowing you to over-charge doors previously too strong for your suit to damage and opening new pathways for you to explore. The CREO facility is vast, and if you want to find and craft the best equipment and weapons, you will need to search every area for secrets and hidden items.

The Surge features innovative combat mechanics, allowing you to target individual limbs and dismember the exo-suit add-on or weapon you want to acquire. Collecting tech-scrap and blueprints, you will be able to return to the Operation Center to level up and craft new exo-suit addons and weapons salvaged throughout the level. The most powerful of these can be acquired from the world’s gigantic, industrial bosses. Most of what you encounter in The Surge was never originally designed to kill you, and most of the items you loot and craft were never meant for combat. However, the combined strength of the exo-suit and near-future technology of CREO mean that anything from fork-lifting addons to laser cutters can be used as lethal weapons for diving deeper into the facility.

Thoughts? It’s made by the same studio behind Lords of the Fallen, so these guys definitely know what they’re doing. I’m kinda intrigued now after watching the gameplay trailer since it seems to meld different RPG games into one sweet, sci-fi package.

The Surge will be released next year for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.