The Surge 2 - All News
Thursday - January 09, 2020
The Surge 2 - Kraken DLC January 16th
Gematsu reports that The Surge 2 DLC 'Kraken' will launch January 16th.
The Surge 2 expansion downloadable content “Kraken” will launch across all available platforms on January 16, publisher Focus Home Interactive and developer Deck13 Interactive announced.
Wednesday - November 13, 2019
The Surge 2 - New 'Kraken' Story DLC
OnlySP reports on the new Kraken DLC for The Surge 2. Also presented is the season pass roadmap.
Focus Home Interactive and Deck 13 have announced a new story DLC, Season Pass, and a road map for future content for The Surge 2.
The announcement came via the game’s Steam page and details that next month, Season Pass holders will receive 13 new weapons added to the game. Additionally, December will bring new gear sets for players’ exo-rigs, and a new story DLC titled ‘The Kraken’ will be available in January 2020.
Saturday - September 28, 2019
The Surge 2 - Reviews
Some reviews for The Surge 2.
Back in 2017 The Surge offered a surprisingly solid sci-fi take on the Action-RPG Souls-genre. Developer Deck13 are back this year in an attempt to improve on those strong foundations of the original title. Whilst fans of the previous game will likely still enjoy The Surge 2, this sequel sadly doesn’t improve anywhere near as much as it should.
When you aren’t busting skulls, you will be hanging out at one of The Surge 2’s hubs. From here, you can sell and buy items from merchants, dance, and get side quests. A lot of these quests reveal a little bit more about the game areas and just how crazy people have become. On top of that, you get scrap which you can use to level up or buy new items, at least for most of the quests. Some of these side quests were more interesting in the main story, and all of them are worth doing. Heck, they even have a vending machine that rewards you for finding audio logs.
For The Surge 2, it was only a few hours into the game before I had a half matching rig set up and an insanely quick light weapon that was actually a blast to play.
All these factors led to me enjoying fights far more this time around, not minding the fact that I had to reface a lot of the same enemies after going back into the MedBays.
Regardless, the grind does take its toll on you the further in the game gets, due in part to the disjointed maps that make up The Surge 2.
The Surge 2 is a likeable game despite some oddities with its cheating AI and lack of diversity with its locations. Once you get a feel for its combat beats, it’s a fun game that keeps you coming back for more. Gamers honed on hack-n-slash type experiences will probably find this too-focused and unforgiving to be appealing. Souls-like fans might enjoy what is on offer here despite the way some actions are perhaps too easy in one-direction and too-tough in the other. Either way, if you can reside somewhere in the middle of these elements you’ll find an enjoyable post-apocalyptic romp.
In the end though it’s the improved combat, minus a few camera issues and frustratingly difficult boss encounters, the progression and build possibilities, and the wonderful level design that go a long way to make up for the lack of narrative drive. Or interest in what happens to the world. In this regard The Surge 2 is an improvement, but an experience that still feels like it’s a few more brutal dismemberment finishers away from finding the right plan to research and build its full potential.
The Surge 2 is a mostly playable wreck. It might whet the appetite of Souls-like fans, but it’s likely to leave you wanting. Many of the game’s major gameplay hooks don’t fully come together or feel redundant. I can’t even tell you what the point of The Surge 2 is. There are a mountain of potential threads it could choose to focus on, but instead, it spreads itself out to the point of irrelevance. Rather than being a bigger and better version of The Surge, The Surge 2 swallows the series’s potential.
Tuesday - September 24, 2019
The Surge 2 - Released
The Surge 2 has been released:
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On the way to Jericho City, your plane is shot down by a mysterious storm and crash-lands in the outskirts. You wake up weeks later in a derelict detention facility inside the city. Armor-clad soldiers enforce Martial Law, robots are on a rampage, and a dark, expanding nanostorm looms over the cityscape...
In a bid to survive, explore the sprawling, devastated city of Jericho. Fight its numerous, ferocious threats in brutal, unforgiving combat, slashing and tearing the limbs off your opponents to steal valuable equipment that will make you stronger - strong enough to face the most fearsome, imposing foes lurking in the city.
With an expanded arsenal of weapons, armors, abilities, implants, and drones to build your character, and a bigger, more varied and more ambitious world, The Surge 2 challenges you to survive and unravel its hidden secrets.
- Hardcore, brutal melee combat
- Face deadly foes and colossal bosses
- Cut off parts of the enemy you want to loot
- Rich character progression and customization
Friday - September 06, 2019
The Surge 2 - You Are What You Kill Trailer
Another trailer for The Surge 2 has been made available.
The Surge 2: Pick your loadout in the most violent way possible with the new You Are What You Kill Trailer
September 6, 2019 The Surge 2: Pick your loadout in the most violent way possible with the new You Are What You Kill Trailer The Surge 2 brings the nanomachine nightmare of Jericho City to players everywhere on September 24 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. To survive this brutal world you will need new equipment - and The Surge franchise’s iconic limb-cutting mechanics provide just such an opportunity. In this new video see how every weapon, every piece of enemy armor and equipment can be targeted, torn off, and equipped to your exo-rig. This produces new builds, letting you destroy your enemies in ever-more-satisfying ways.
Combat in The Surge 2 is quick, brutal, and packed with decision making. With new and deadly techniques like directional parries, drones, and brand new weapon types, The Surge 2 upgrades everything. Your style is your own, from picking implants and armor set bonuses to how you use energy, stamina, health or ammunition. Combined with an intricate world to explore and incredible, unique bosses, The Surge 2 is an action-RPG experience like no-other.
Pre-orders are now available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, and come with the URBN Gear Pack, which includes a new armor set, two new weapons, and other cosmetics and equipment. The Surge 2 releases September 24.
Wednesday - August 28, 2019
The Surge 2 - Combat Trailer
Here is a combat trailer for The Surge 2, showing combat...
Also The Surge can be played for free on Steam until tomorrow and The Surge with all the DLC can be bought with a 75% discount.
The Surge 2 shows off its blood-pumping combat in the Combat Trailer
August 28, 2019 The Surge 2 shows off its blood-pumping combat in the Combat Trailer The Surge 2 brings hardcore action-RPG combat to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on September 24 – less than a month to go! Depth, challenge, and choice of playstyle define the combat in The Surge 2, highlighted by Deck13 and Focus Home Interactive in today’s Combat Trailer. Start your path to mastering The Surge 2 by honing your skills in the original The Surge, available for free on Steam until August 29. The game and its DLCs can be purchased at up to 75% off until August 30.
In The Surge 2 you are thrust into Jericho City, a dystopian sci-fi megacity under quarantine, where several factions vie for dominance over the various districts. In this urban jungle, you will be hunted by everything from religious cultists to nanomonstrosities, so you must embrace the oldest law known to humankind – evolve to survive. When faced with an enemy, target specific parts of their body and slice off tech you need to upgrade your exo-rig.
The combat is intense. With 80 weapons to choose from, a directional parry system, dodge mechanics, drones, and a huge range of brutal execution moves, you can approach combat in the way that suits your playstyle. Charge in and pound your enemies into submission with punching gloves or sting like a bee using the spear.
Pre-orders are now available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, and come with the URBN Gear Pack, which includes a new armor set, two new weapons, and other cosmetics and equipment. The Surge 2 releases September 24. The original The Surge is free to try until August 29 on Steam and can be purchased at up to 75% off until August 30.
Tuesday - August 20, 2019
The Surge 2 - Gameplay Overview Trailer
With The Surge 2 entering the final stage of production to get ready for the release on September 24, a new gameplay video is released.
Sunday - August 18, 2019
The Surge 2 - Hands-on @ Gamecrate
Gamecrate checked out The Surge 2:
Hands-on: The Surge 2 is shaping up to be a fluid and fun sci-fi RPG
It's been a little over a year since we got a good look at action RPG The Surge 2 at E3 2018. In that time, developer Deck13 has been toiling away on the game, prepping for its September release. While last year's demo was strictly hands-off, I recently had the chance to take a stab at a hands-on version that explores the early parts of the game, and I have to say, it was quite entertaining. And difficult. Damn, this game is hard!
The first thing you do in The Surge 2 is create your character. You've got your standard facial features, hair, and clothing options to choose from, so you can make your character your own and decide the look that's right for you.
Once you've decided on a look, it's time to get to business. You start The Surge 2 in a prison. Your sole purpose — at least at this time — is to escape. After watching a quick cutscene, I immediately encountered a couple large enemy drones. They were quick to attack, which caught me off guard. On top of that, despite appearing as lowly grunt enemies, they still dealt a considerably amount of damage to my character. Thankfully, a handful of quick swings is all it took to take down these robotic baddies.
Wednesday - July 17, 2019
The Surge 2 - Videos and Preview
You actually find yourself waking up from a coma in a hospital gown with other inmates out for your blood, not to mention the guards, so you soon realise you’re going to have to fight your way out. The Surge 2 throws you straight into the thick of it and it’s here that the game stakes its claim to a corner of the Souls-like genre, with its trademark dismemberment mechanics efficiently setting it apart from FromSoftware’s output.
“This was really essential to us to keep what was working and expand on it,” Johannes explained. “We were sure that we found the formula there with the limb cutting, so it just could not go! To separate us from just being recognised as a clone of Souls games to something else we added this twist, so we were sure we had to keep it.
He continued, “You will feel that with each enemy you have several new options, like that you can cut away attachments, which deactivate functionality on the enemy and can open up weak spots. The same for bosses which was not really there in The Surge. Bosses can survive a cut, but you can remove the shield, you can bring them to their knees and can suddenly reach the head which was not open before and so on. It was like ‘We need a base. That’s our core, we will not touch it!’ But we will use it to give the player freedom of choice and more choices to play with.”
Tuesday - June 11, 2019
The Surge 2 - E3 Trailer
A new trailer for The Surge 2, soundtracked by The Prodigy, has been made available on E3.
June 11, 2019 [E3 2019] The Surge 2 smashes towards release with an incredible new E3 Trailer
The Surge 2 will continue Deck13 and Focus Home Interactive's excellent Action-RPG series on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on September 24. In a brand new, gorgeous E3 Trailer featuring The Day Is My Enemy by The Prodigy, get a glimpse of all the new features, stories, and enemies coming in this violent sci-fi sequel.
Inside the high walls of Jericho city, trapped in a technological apocalypse that threatens to consume everyone within, our hero fights to survive and uncover the truth of the disaster. Cult members hopped up on drugs, nanomachines, looters, and security forces will try to stop you wherever you go while a mysterious girl leads you to parts unknown.
This plays out on a backdrop of a world on the brink of simultaneous total collapse and technological ascendency. Self-evolving nanobeasts crush buildings with swipes of their massive claws while the downtrodden, infatuated with machines through malfunctioning implants and rising religion, roam the streets in packs. The rich and wealthy exist above it all, while hunters try to capture their valuable nano-prey and what remains of the military maintains a flimsy order.
This is the world of The Surge 2. Have a very safe day.
The Surge 2 releases September 24 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
Wednesday - June 05, 2019
The Surge 2 - Releasing September 24th
PC Gamer reports that The Surge 2 will release September 24th.
The Surge 2's release date has appeared on the Microsoft Store. The sequel to the limb-stealing action game will appear on September 24, with preorders netting players an exclusive armour set, weapons and equipment.
Spotted by Wccftech yesterday on the Australian store, it seemed like someone had jumped the gun, though the rest of the regions have since followed suit. You'll be able to pick it up for £50/$60(US).
Sunday - May 26, 2019
The Surge 2 - New Screenshots
Worthplaying has some new screenshots for The Surge 2.
The Surge 2 takes place in a brand new environment: a sprawling, devastated citywith 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.
Saturday - April 20, 2019
The Surge 2 - Interview, Preview and Screenshots
Chris: So the use of nanites carries on and is a core story concept. How has the world changed in gameplay aspects from The Surge? From what I’ve seen, it seems a lot more open with more directions you can take.
Jan: Yes, it’s a city so you expect that you can go to a number of places and not just in a straight line. One thing is the variety, we can show many different environments. You can already see with the forest like park area, we also have some underground areas, a run-down harbour district and places like that. Also, and what’s even more important, is we can offer much more variety in terms of gameplay. So what we wanted to do is move away from the linearity in the first one. We did open up the game world in the first one as you played, but there was little reason to go back to previous levels even though we tried to incentivise it a little bit.
This time it’s really different. So you have the city centre as your hub of exploration and you can go in whatever direction right from the beginning. You could say “Okay, I want to follow the main quest” or “Let me go explore a little bit”, “Where does that lead me?”, “Maybe that’s too strong for me now” or maybe “Hey, I’ve found some cool stuff. That will help me in the main quest”. However you want to play it, you can take on major tasks in whatever order you want and have different outcomes that affect how you continue playing the game.
Another area improved is the actual combat mechanics themselves. Whereas in the original – if memory serves – blocking was limited, though offered options to jump or duck, now you have full directional blocking. Look where the attack will hit you and block in that direction. It makes combat more intuitive and can really help because blocking the right way can knock an enemy back, opening them up for a flurry of strikes. It’s all performed in a way that I can’t help but like, it’s the act of learning an enemies movements and patterns and targeting what benefits you the most – though be warned, chopping off a robots arm won’t kill them, they’ll just adapt the way they fight.
It all makes for a tense and challenging combat system, combining your requirements for tactical thinking while choosing what to attack, precise movements or at least blocking/dodging because you will get torn into fairly easy and of course the abilities, weapons and armour you bring into battle with you. You can also get a few tips from other players because, in a brand new addition, you have graffiti. Graffiti that you can leave for, or can be left by other players, that seeps through the internet and shows in your game, much like the messages from Souls’ titles.
Friday - April 12, 2019
The Surge 2 - Out in a few Months
Gamingbolt reports that The Surge 2 will be out in a few months.
Other interesting points in the company’s plan for 2019 include Deck13’s The Surge 2 launching in “a few months”, though a more concrete release date wasn’t provided. Focus Home Interactive did confirm that it would be working with the studio on a new IP after that. It will also be working with World War Z developer Saber Interactive on two more games. One is confirmed to be based on Warhammer.
Monday - November 19, 2018
The Surge 2 - Interview @Gamingbolt
An interview about The Surge 2 from Gamingbolt which talks about combat level design, boss encounters and more.
What are some of the changes that have been made to the AI this time around?
The AI is generally more cunning this time. Not so many brainless zombies anymore: many of your enemies can now team up, switch tactics depending on their positions, and they can use the verticality of levels, for example by using exo lifts to chase you!
In terms of combat, what are the major changes that are going to impact a player’s experience of the game?
We try to give the player more direct control over their moves, you can react faster to what’s happening in combat now. We included many new weapon classes to cater for more different play styles and for more variety in general. Also, there’s a new blocking mechanic that lets you parry in several directions, again giving you more options in reacting to your enemies.
Thursday - August 30, 2018
RPGWatch @ Gamescom - The Surge 2 Preview
The Surge 2 is the successor to The Surge, an action-RPG where you could chop of parts from enemies for own usage. Deck13 explained at Gamescom about what they have changed in The Surge 2.
Deck 13 showed The Surge 2 at Gamescom. It was a hands-off demo where Adam Hetenyi, head of Game Design, talked us through the game. The Surge 2 is the successor to The Surge, which was released over a year ago. The Surge 2 is an action RPG, with a focus on melee combat, although there is some shooting as well. The games use a body part targeting system that allows the player to target a part of the body of the opponent, to separate that part from the body, so it can be harvested after the fight and used to enhance the equipment of the player.
The first game took place in an industrial facility, the second takes place in Jericho, a more urban environment, a few months after the ending of The Surge. Jericho has been quarantined and is considered to be very dangerous. A huge wall has been built around the city, so nothing can get in or out. In the sky above the city, a big mysterious storm is growing and monsters have taken over the city.
Monday - August 27, 2018
The Surge 2 - Gameplay Trailer
@Focus Home Interactive A first look at the gameplay from The Surge 2.
[Gamescom 2018] A New Pre-Alpha Gameplay Trailer! Get the First Official Look at the Surge 2! After the success of last year’s sci-fi Action RPG The Surge, Focus Home Interactive and Deck 13 are ready to showcase the very first gameplay footage of The Surge 2, releasing 2019 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. The trailer showcases the new and enigmatic Park sector, located in the middle of a city ravaged by the events of The Surge. Devious mercenaries called The Hunters roam the artificial, man-made forest, searching for a powerful creature. Beware their traps, their cunning cloaking devices, and most of all, the out-of-control former park guardians.
Tuesday - July 17, 2018
The Surge 2 - Preview @fextralife
The Surge 2 has been previewed by fextralife.
Lastly, and probably most importantly, there is now a proper character creation to the game, and players are free to pick and choose exactly how they wish to look. You can choose your sex, race, and many more features that will allow the player to create the character they wish to play. This was a big issue of complaint with both Lords of the Fallen and The Surge, so this should satisfy many fans of these two games.
Friday - July 13, 2018
The Surge 2 - Interview @Gamereactor
The Surge 2 features have been explained in an interview by Gamereactor. Video is at the link provided.
"So the city itself, it's called Jericho City and it's a sort of North American city in the near future where we say 'okay, we can show what happened, what we talked about a lot in the first game, what happened to society, to the environment, everything like that.' Now you can experience that. How did the world evolve? [...] You can witness that, and in terms of level design, like you said, it's a huge difference, because if you think of an urban environment you have always in your mind [that] you can go anywhere at the beginning [...] it's not all open but it's interconnected, and like you said verticality - you can go underground, you'll be at street level, you'll be inside buildings."
Sunday - July 01, 2018
The Surge 2 - Interview @Wccftech
Jan Klose, who is working on The Surge 2, was interviewed by Wccftech.
The demo culminated in a battle with a boss, which initially appears to be a harmless statue, before transforming into a menacing ‘bot. Deck13 emphasized that you’ll be able to tackle bosses how you’d like, creating your own weak points. Generally speaking, The Surge 2’s combat looked notably smoother and quicker than in the first game, with the boss showdown being a particularly good demonstration of the improvements.
Following the demo, I got to sit down The Surge 2 director Jan Klose to discuss the game’s new world, updated combat, character customization, and more…
To start, could you give us a quick overview of The Surge 2’s story? When does it take place in relation to the first game?
The Surge 2 takes place a couple months after the first game, so we’re continuing the story. Of course, we’re no longer in this industrial setting of CREO Industries, but in Jericho City, where we’ll witness a lot of the effects of the mysterious power surge we witnessed in part one. As you can create your own character at the beginning of the game, there are different ways the story will evolve, depending on what character you pick. So, there’s not just one character anymore, we’re not playing as Warren, and we’ll encounter lots of characters that play a strong role in the story this time, and we can decide how to deal with them and how much we want to get involved in their stories.
Wednesday - June 20, 2018
The Surge 2 - Online Features
@Twinfinite The Surge 2 will have online features that will let you influence other players experiences.
According to Jan Klose, the creative director for The Surge 2 at Deck13, the game will have online features that let you influence other players games. During our interview, Klose told us “We really do love multiplayer gaming, and right now we have planned lots of online features there. There’s no synchronous co-op or multiplayer gameplay planned right now, but so far we’re starting with some online features where you can influence other gamer’s experience in a way. So this will definitely be there, and the other stuff has to be seen maybe further in the future. But we’re looking into that stuff very much.”
Friday - June 15, 2018
The Surge 2 - Gameplay Video
A new gameplay video for The Surge 2.
Three minutes of footage from the upcoming sci-fi souls-like sequel, which is already looking like a vast improvement over the original.
Wednesday - February 07, 2018
The Surge 2 - Announced
@GameRevolution The Surge 2 has been announced.
The Surge 2 has been announced, with Deck 13 working alongside publisher Focus Home Interactive to bring the sequel to life.
The original The Surge, released in May 2017, received favorable reviews and a relatively positive reception from gamers. Drawing comparisons to Dark Souls but taking place in a sci-fi setting, it seems that the game was popular enough to receive a follow-up, with the announcement being made on its official Facebook page today.