‘The Surge’ is an Intriguing Mix of ‘Dark Souls’ and ‘Call of Duty’

Check out one of E3’s overlooked reveals.

2014’s Lords of the Fallen was a pretty enjoyable Dark Souls-clone that came quite close to doing something special. Developer Deck 13 Interactive are back with their next game, The Surge, which once again takes some inspiration from the Dark Souls series, but mixes it up with some high-tech exoskeletons.

Showcased at E3 2016, The Surge is set in the future after plans to stop global warming backfired and the only survivors are outfitted with slick exo-suits.

Deck 13 explained that in addition to an interesting and socially-relevant story, the game will feature a “unique limb targeting mechanics’, which allows you to not only highlight weak spots on enemies, but remove items from their armour that you can then use yourself.

You’ll then be able to customise your own exo-suit with protective gear and weaponry from fallen foes.

IGN recently sat down with the Deck 13 devs to get a closer-look at the game, which looks pretty awesome in action. You can check out that video below.

The Surge is due in 2017 on PS4, Xbox One and PC.

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