Focus Home Interactive and Deck13 released a brand new trailer for their upcoming action RPG The Surge. The game dispenses with the traditional light/heavy attack mechanics for a more focused horizontal and vertical strikes that ties in with the game’s loot system. To salvage the best gear for main character Warren, players will need to use precise strikes to hack armour off the bodies of enemies. Healing items are extremely limited, so the game heavily favours players who use positioning and dodging to stay out of harm’s way.
Newly announced is the combat drone that accompanies Warren throughout the game. Much like Warren’s armour, the drone previously was an industrial machine. It has now been re-purposed to provide Warren with a variety of helpful abilities and buffs.
The Surge is set to launch on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows on May 16th.