Sci-fi Dark Souls 'The Surge' gets an exciting, violent launch trailer

From Deck 13 (known for Lords of the Fallen), The Surge hopes to build on the studio's knowledge for hardcore action RPG combat in a melee-heavy game filled with crazed robots and cyborgs.

In The Surge, you play as Warren, who had hoped to start his first day working for a global megacorporation known as Creo. Creo deploy various robots and cybernetically enhanced human workers. As you might expect, things have taken a turn for the worst.

The industrial construction machines and cyborgs working for Creo have, for reasons unknown, gone insane. It's up to you as Warren to survive the carnage, set in a dystopian future, and discover the truth about Creo.

The Surge has a unique combat system where loot plays a role in combat style. You can dispatch enemies quickly, aiming for unarmored body parts, or attempt a riskier fight slicing off gear and weapons straight off their bodies.

Players will have to deploy a combination of rapid movement, dodging, and angled attacks to overcome threats. However, the unique loot mechanics will make every battle a risk vs. reward affair, as you build up your character RPG-style.

The Surge launches on May 16th for Xbox One, PC, and PS4.

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