What you need to know
- The Surge 2 is an upcoming action game from Deck13 and Focus Home Interactive.
- A new trailer for The Surge 2 shows off what's happening in the world.
- The Surge 2 is currently set to release on September 24.
- You can preorder The Surge 2 for $60 from Amazon (opens in new tab).
The Surge 2 is an upcoming third-person action game along the lines of Dark Souls. However, instead of a fantasy setting, it takes place in industrial corridors and ruined cities. The Surge 2 is almost here as it launches on September 24, but that hasn't stopped publisher Focus Home Interactive from revealing more information about the game.
Today, the team unveiled a new trailer that goes properly post-apocalyptic. It seems like the story takes place sometime after The Surge because there are nano-cultists and other bizarre characters running amok in Jericho City. All the while, Athena, a woman with whom you have a special connection, leads you through the streets to a destination unknown.
According to the team, this mystery accompanies gameplay that refines and enhances The Surge's formula, bringing new weapons, new gadgets, enhanced ranged combat, additional implants, and much more to the sequel. Dismemberment and limb-targeting still form the backbone of how you fight, loot, and choose your loadout. However, there are so many more options this time around.
You can purchase The Surge for $60 through Amazon or the Microsoft Store. There will be expansions, but they'll cost separate because there doesn't appear to be a purchasable season pass at the moment. Luckily, the game is Xbox One X Enhanced and should feature a 60 frames per second mode on the console.
Enter a brutal world
The Surge 2 takes everything players loved about the first game and ramps it up to an eleven. With even more brutal combat, deadly foes, hostile environments and ways to upgrade, welcome to a horrifying future.
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Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.
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