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Humanity is at a crossroads in The Surge 2

Deck 13’s action sequel The Surge 2 is almost here, and the latest trailer for it paints a narrative that’s quite dire indeed.

Life or oblivion?

As someone who’s never played the original Surge, I don’t really have an idea of the narrative behind it. I didn’t however, think it was quite as world-ending as The Surge 2’s final trailer seems. Though I have to admit, it’s definitely looking like something that I’d be interested in playing.

In this new trailer we meet the main character of The Surge 2, as well as his young charge. We also get a look at the vicious world that the game will be taking place in, it’s one where a city is overrun with a virus, cultists, and a government that’s rapidly losing control…

Here, we meet our hero, and many of the inhabitants of Jericho City. Nano-cultists run rampant through the streets, harvesting everything they can from the environment for their mysterious ends. The government forces of A.I.D attempt to maintain a stranglehold on the city with violent means. All the while, Athena, a girl with whom you have a special connection, leads you through the streets to a destination unknown.

The Surge 2 press release

What you can’t really tell from that trailer is anything about the gameplay. If you’ve played The Surge though, it should be familiar. You’ll be able to target and slice off specific parts of your enemies’ rigs, and then add them to your own.

The goal there being to create the most badass armor and weapons set you can. From the looks of things, you’ll need it too. This game’s got a bit of a rep when it comes to the “tough” department.

The Surge 2 is set to hit shelves for the Xbox One, PS4, and PC on September 24th. Pre-ordering now however, will unlock the URBN Gear Pack. That includes “a new armor set, two new weapons, and other cosmetics and equipment”.

About Jason Micciche

Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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