It seems that games are often inspired by or compared to the Dark Souls series due to its popularity and success. An example of this is Code Vein, which is one of the most anticipated games of 2018, and is often described as an anime-based Dark Souls. Another example is The Surge, which is a spiritual successor to Lord of the Fallen and inspired by Souls.
Now, The Surge – a Sci-Fi action role-playing game – is receiving a sequel. The Surge 2 is, once again, being made by publisher Focus Home Interactive and developer Deck13. It is currently set to release at some point in 2019. At this point, however, very little is known, besides the following description by the publisher:
“The Surge 2 keeps what fans and critics loved about the original – hardcore combat utilizing a unique, dynamic limb targeting system and deep character progression – while also expanding greatly upon the formula.
“The Surge 2 takes place in a brand new environment: a sprawling, devastated city with larger and more ambitious level design, made possible by Deck13’s upgraded and improved engine. Combat is more brutal and tactical than ever, with even more options thanks to an expanded limb targeting system.
“In addition, more abilities, weapons, implants, and drones give players a vast arsenal to build their character with, in their fight against the array of diverse new enemies and bosses.”
The above image is currently the only visual of The Surge 2, but it is rather impressive. The weapon and the exoskeleton seem to relate the image to the first game, with the encroaching darkness maintaining the decadent theme of the first game. Considering the Dark Souls trilogy is not set to release in the West, some gamers may wish to pick up The Surge 2 to satisfy their Dark Souls need.
Hopefully, The Surge 2 adequately expands on the formula of the first game, and Deck13 delivers a more polished game. For those interested in picking up the original or checking out the sequel in 2019, here’s our review of the first game.
The Surge 2 is set to release some time in 2019.