What you need to know
- The Surge 2 is a Dark Souls-like action game for Xbox One and other platforms.
- It's getting new paid content on January 16.
- Kraken lets you explore a ship and face new challenges.
- You can purchase The Surge 2 for $60 on the Microsoft Store (opens in new tab)
The Surge 2 is a third-person action game along the lines of Dark Souls. While the title may have its quirks, it's a lot of fun once you understand the combat. If you want to get back into the game, you'll be delighted to know that there's new downloadable content (DLC) dropping on January 16.
The Surge 2's official Twitter account added, "The Surge 2's Kraken DLC comes to Xbox on January 16 – explore the mysteries behind a beached military vessel and discover a brand-new storyline with new weapons and enemies! Get your Season Pass and an exclusive 48 hours early access."
The Surge 2's Kraken DLC comes to @Xbox on January 16 – explore the mysteries behind a beached military vessel and discover a brand-new story line with new weapons and enemies!
Get your Season Pass and an exclusive 48 hours early access: https://t.co/5lCeGtLZjl pic.twitter.com/UYWawGBLuDThe Surge 2's Kraken DLC comes to @Xbox on January 16 – explore the mysteries behind a beached military vessel and discover a brand-new story line with new weapons and enemies!
Get your Season Pass and an exclusive 48 hours early access: https://t.co/5lCeGtLZjl pic.twitter.com/UYWawGBLuD— The Surge (@TheSurgeGame) January 8, 2020January 8, 2020
It'll be interesting to see what sort of environment the ship will offer. Hopefully, it won't be narrow corridors like the original The Surge. However, only time will tell. This is just the beginning of the premium paid content and more will follow later in 2020. Are you interested in this DLC? Let us know.
In Windows Central's review, I wrote, "Despite this critique, the addition of deeper role-playing mechanics like choices and unpredictable campaign characters elevates The Surge 2 as a whole, alongside a huge variety of complex enemies that we shan't spoil. I was expecting the combat to see the greatest tweaks, but that doesn't appear to be the case."
It's finally here
There's a lot to love about this game
The Surge 2 is a Dark Souls-like experience where you battle ferocious mechanical beasts in a post-apocalyptic city where everyone wants you dead.
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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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