The Dark Souls series may well have released its final outing, but that doesn’t mean you won’t find fans of the new-found Hardcore-RPG genre looking for the next best thing to sink their masochistic teeth into. Will that be The Surge?

The Surge may just be that next best thing and as of today March 15th, it is available to pre-order and pre-download early on Xbox One ahead of its May 16th release date.

The Surge is a sci-fi action RPG game designed very much like that of the previously mentioned Souls series. During the game players wake up after being knocked out by unexpected catastrophic events and find they are in control of a mechanical high-grade exoskeleton that will be used to conquer and wade through the brutal melee action found throughout the game. In a world now inhabited by robots gone haywire, insane augmented co-workers and rogue A.I., there isn’t much that doesn’t want you dead.

Aided by your new-found exoskeleton, best huge bosses and violent enemies in brutal fashion with full limb specific targeting and a new loot system that has players loot the body parts they dismember. As for the exoskeleton, this is a fully customisable piece of kit, with modular upgrades to collect and install which can change the abilities given to the player, as well as plenty of armour and weaponry that can be created by the use of sliced up enemy body parts which help to make for a fresh take on player levelling.

Whilst The Surge may be arriving as a completely new I.P. the thought of a fresh Souls-like experience is certainly one to excite many in the gaming community. With a price point of £49.99 for those looking to pre-order, The Surge could very well be the next big thing for Hardcore-RPG fans everywhere.

Those that do decide to take up any excitement with a pre-order from the Xbox Games Store will find their copy coming complete with the “CREO Special Employee Kit” DLC, granting you access to three extra bonuses including the unique exoskeleton: The CREO PS01 Limited Rig, the Mechanized Counterweight V.0.9 implant for a boost to all physical damage output via injectables and the Dowsing OS Proximity Sensor add-on implant to help find those hidden implants along your journey.

The Surge is due for release on May 16th 2017 on Xbox One, PS4 and Windows 10 PC. Are you excited for a futuristic Souls-like successor? Let us know in the comments below or via our usual social channels.

Game Description:

Pre-order THE SURGE now and get the “CREO Special Employee Kit” DLC granting you access to 3 extra bonuses:- Unique exoskeleton: The CREO PS01 Limited Rig – Mechanized Counterweight V.0.9 implant for physical damage boost injectable- Dowsing OS Proximity Sensor add-on implant to find secret implantsWelcome to CREO, the megacorporation saving our world! A catastrophic event has knocked you out during the first day on the job… you wake up equipped with a heavy-grade exoskeleton, in a destroyed section of the complex. Robots gone haywire, insane augmented co-workers and rogue AI – everything wants you dead. Defy deadly enemies and huge bosses in tight, visceral melee combat. Target and slice specific limbs off your foes, with a next-gen loot system where you loot what you dismember! Equip, upgrade and craft new weapons and armors sliced from enemies, and make yourself stronger through a fresh take on leveling-up

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Chris (CrippyD)
Chris (CrippyD)
5 years ago

I like the look of it and no doubt will get it in time, just not at release. Too much to play already and not enough time to play it!