First artwork for The Surge, new cyberpunk game from Lords of the Fallen devs

Imagine a sci-fi version of Dark Souls. There you go, now you have The Surge!

The German studio Deck 13 (Lords of the Fallen) is joining forces with the French editor Focus Home Interactive in order to bring to life The Surge, an action-RPG taking place in a dystopian future. 

The setting is a distant image of modern day London - welcome to the 2020s. The Surge reveals a dark future for human kind, where Artificial Intelligence has evolved immensely, and the human race is falling behind. They have been forced to live in overpopulated cities and are threatened by environmental diseases.

To survive, the younger generation has to search for work in the suburbs, and the only way to be able to compete with the machines is with the help of an exoskeleton. 

First artwork revealed at Gamescom, but no trailer

Instead of some gameplay or a trailer, the game is being revealed through a first piece of artwork, which shows dark, dilapidated times for humans. The characters seem small next to the machines we will have created... 

"The game will be set in a dystopian sci-fi future! This new IP will feature innovative combat mechanics and an original character progression system based on modular upgrades gained through tight, visceral combat," says Deck 13.

The Surge is set to be released in 2017 on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. 


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Published Aug. 11th 2015

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