The Surge releases on May 16 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, and the launch trailer today gives you a hint of what to expect from the hardcore action-RPG, but it doesn’t include any gameplay.
If you want to see more of The Surge, IGN uploaded the first 18 minutes, which contains story spoilers. The gameplay begins at 3:00, but if you don’t want to watch the opening of The Surge, skip ahead to 6:30:
With The Surge’s day one update (reportedly 230MB), Deck13 has added PS4 Pro support in the form of dynamic 4K at 30 frames-per-second or 1080p at 60fps. In this video from IGN, you can see how the PS4 and PS4 Pro versions compare:
Publisher Focus Home Interactive talked about the combat:
Balancing risk and reward is key during The Surge’s combat, as the unique loot system gives you greater control over what you claim from defeated enemies. In visceral combat individually target specific body parts, damaging them with a combination of vertical and horizontal attacks before slicing the part off entirely. What you dismember directly determines what piece of equipment you loot! When approaching an enemy, you face a difficult decision: do you target an unarmored body part for a shorter fight, or risk a lengthier, damaging battle for a chance at slicing off a shiny new piece of equipment?
To get the best loot you’ll need to take on the most difficult enemies, so positioning and speed are vital. Use your exo-enhanced dodges, blocks, ducks and jumps to avoid attacks while managing stamina, ensuring you’re always in the right place to strike the limb you want, or ready to avoid a potentially damning blow. The rules of combat apply to both you and your enemy: get hit in an unarmored limb, and you’ll go down faster. Take advantage of the enemy’s weaknesses while balancing your own, and you’ll walk away with their strengths!
According to Reddit user Skill-Up, The Surge review embargo lifts on launch day, May 16.
Will you be getting The Surge next week?