After a year of anticipation, it’s finally official.
Since its sneak peek in E3 last year in 2018, news of the Surge 2 has been spreading like wildfire which made fellow fans and gamers hungry for any updates on its release.
Seriously, they just wrote “Will be released in 2019” but never mentioned which month.
The pain of waiting has never been more intense.
If you’ve never heard of the game, The Surge 2 is an action-RPG game which is also a sequel to it’s initial The Surge release back in 2017.
You could say that it’s the continuation of the previous story.
Want to know more? Let’s dive into things…
Official Release Date is Here! [Finally]
Are you just as psyched as us?
Kidding, of course you are.
There were rumors everywhere on supposed release dates but as always, it’s better if we get our source from the game developer directly…
IT IS HAPPENING! #TheSurge2 will be released worldwide on September 24 for PS4, Xbox One and PC! pic.twitter.com/JiYmA3wA4u
— Deck13 (@Deck13_de) June 4, 2019
As mentioned, Deck 13 will be releasing The Surge 2 this coming September 24th, 2019.
*My birthday month, ehem*
The new release will be everything its predecessor can never be, and everything they strive to be… or so we hope.
They’ve done some improvements to make the gameplay more engaging, things like…
- Expanded Limb-Targeting system that allows you to attack certain body parts and execute easier.
- Become a ninja with light weapons, or a Hercules with heavy ones.
- You can move your blocks to deflect butter. I mean better.
- The updated lock-on system looks spot on!
- More secret areas to explore.
There are a number of updates that they have taken into consideration but some parts of the game remain the same like the user experience so that players can feel right at home when they continue their journey but at the same time, with a more surreal experience.
An Online feature, but no Co-ops.
No multiplayer? No way!
On an interview with The Surge 2’s Creative Director Jan Klose, he mentioned…
“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.”
Long story short, no co-ops.
But, you can influence other players’ lives.
In what way? He hasn’t disclosed that part yet and I’m hoping there might be a secret feature sometime in the future as there’s still time before the game’s release.
What is The Surge 2 About? -Challenging, But Saucey.
It’s very much like Dark Souls, but more futuristic.
Not Star Wars futuristic, but you do have an exoskeleton which improves your strength and lets you carry heavy weapons that real people can only dream of.
The Surge is a Hardcore Action RPG which focuses more a lot on combat.
By hardcore, I mean that it’s really hard.
Like easy to die kind of hard.
Because it’s reality-like and well, because we’re all adults.
And not at all like those snowflake hack and slash Dynasty Warrior type of games.
Instead of sending hundreds of enemies flying with one swing from your sword, The Surge is close to reality because even killing one monster is as difficult as trying to win a fight against your school bully.
The story is about you joining an organization called CREO which convinced you that they are helping lives but little did you know that instead of wearing an exo-suit, you’re actually embedded into it and are becoming part of the suit.
After that, it’s mostly action hack and slash but with a fun twist of crafting whereby you can upgrade your exo-suit by scavenging parts from other exo-suit-wearing-villains and robots to remain the strongest of them all in order to survive throughout the story.
As for the story, I think I’ll stop here so that I won’t spoil anything.
On second thought, here’s a wee teaser…
The story takes you to Jericho City, a futuristic post-apocalyptic metropolis that has somehow fallen victim to a strange robotic virus.
You’ll start off in a Med bay which you’ll be attacked by enemies – Shooting ones and melee ones.
Machines and humanoids have been infected so brace yourselves as this will be a usual thing throughout the game where you’ll have to adapt and learn to kill these things over and over again in different maps, each getting stronger.
You need to get used to real-life fighting which means more dodging, less taking damage, and more timing strikes as you’ll only have a small window to attack before the enemies either shoot or slash you to death.
Thankfully, the developers are constantly finding ways on making the fight as real as possible so you’ll now have a limb-severing system whereby if you attack enemies at different parts of their bodies, you’ll be able to deal more damage hence killing them faster.
The story progression is quite linear but you’ll have choices which can affect the storyline and what happens to you in the future.
Here’s a look on the gameplay…
There are several beautiful enhancements made for The Surge 2.
The expanded limb-targeting system, the subtle online feature, and gear scavenging enhancements are only to a name a few but the game itself is a masterpiece for those who are into hardcore action RPG games.
Critics would ask for more but if you’re into the deep storyline and thrilling combat, I’d say this game is worth a shot and you should definitely grab it on it’s 24 September release this end-year (I know I would!)
There’s plenty of time before that so don’t forget to finish up their first game of The Surge to get a full grasp of what’s happening on its sequel.
For more info on what we do, check out of services page here and as always, thanks for reading!
Radhithekid · October 6, 2020 at 6:08 am
Grey · July 4, 2019 at 10:52 am
Wow, I like this review.
I’ve been waiting for Surge 2! I love sort of this game.
I’m especially looking forward to an enhanced battle system.
Because I like to become a Ninja-like slasher, heavy weapons are not suitable for me.
Oh, I think I cannot wait until September.
Riaz Shah · July 4, 2019 at 3:56 pm
We all are!
Sondra M · June 30, 2019 at 3:36 am
Well, if the game developer said that it is going to be released on September 24, I think that is a good, reliable source. I always try to get my son at least one game for his birthday. The problem is that this game isn’t going to be out in time. His birthday is the 15th. I’ll have to figure something else out. I suppose I could pre-order one but I’d rather give him a game that he could play right away.
The graphics looks cool and everyone’s enthusiasm for Surge 2 is contagious. Your website is very helpful. Thanks!
Riaz Shah · June 30, 2019 at 4:12 am
Get him one Sondra, he’ll love it! 😀
Dominic · June 30, 2019 at 3:29 am
Awesome to hear that they have finally put a release date down for Surge 2, I had a great time playing the first one and some of the upgrades to the second one I think will make the gameplay much better, particularly the new limb targeting. I’ve always preferred games that have a more real-life experience built into them, it makes you feel a little more invested in keeping your character alive.
I’ve now got this release penciled in my diary, thanks.
Riaz Shah · June 30, 2019 at 4:12 am
Anytime Dominic, reality games are the best!
Neksummi Matthias · June 25, 2019 at 2:17 pm
I’m no fan of games but people around me are hence it has become a part of my life. I used to have a roommate back in the college who was a game addict. This guy was most of the time on his computer playing games and ironically he performed better than us in his academics! Any connection between games and academic excellence?
Having said that, I must admit that your writing is fun to read and the layout is excellent. The imaging too is superb. I look forward to the launch so I can purchase it for my friend and my siblings who are fans of games. They’ve never heard of this particular game so I think they’ll like it.
Riaz Shah · June 26, 2019 at 3:31 pm
There are plenty of those Neksummi, take Gamification for example, its how you can connect games to any activity to help increase focus and engagement.
Dave Sweney · June 25, 2019 at 1:29 pm
This is a game that many have been waiting for and it is good that they have finally provided a release date. I am just starting with the first ‘The Surge’ game, so I have some learning curve ahead of me to be ready for the new version of the game. I am excited as you are though.
I like that when I am ready I can take the original game to the next level with The Surge 2. This gives me an incentive to complete the first one as fast as possible. It will be a challenge as I have limited amounts of time that I give myself to play such games.
The new innovations sound like they will make the adventure more realistic and also more challenging. I have a computer that is set up for gaming, so I will be able to tap into the additional power that we will get with The Surge 2. I have some friends that are considering upgrading and I will let them know about this upcoming launch (they also are into Surge).
I am into deep storytelling and thrilling combat, so The Surge 2 is right down my alley. Can’t wait to get it loaded and play it! September is also my birth month so this will be a present I get for me! Do you have an idea what it is going to cost? Maybe I need to start saving now!
Riaz Shah · June 26, 2019 at 3:39 pm
Awesome to hear that you’re as thrilled as I am, Dave! I can’t say for the price yet but at most, new games would usually cost around $59.99, sometimes lower 😀
Matthew · June 18, 2019 at 5:14 pm
Ah, so this is the game that my son has been talking about non-stop for about 4 months! He hasn’t played The Surge 1 but all his friends have and said it’s the best action-RPG game they have ever played which is strange to me as I thought all boys his age were all addicted to Fortnite, lol
He is going to be really pleased when I tell him that The Surge 2 is going to be released on September 24th, Or maybe I shouldn’t tell him and just buy it as a surprise for him
What do you think?
Riaz Shah · June 19, 2019 at 3:25 am
Buy him as a surprise would totally make him happy Matthew, that’s coming from a fellow gamer who’s dad surprised me with 10 games on my birthday 😀
Dr. SD · June 18, 2019 at 5:14 pm
Thank you for the good news, they have announced the release date of Surge 2, but the bad news is, September is still 3 months away.
It is great to know about all the updates they are offering in their new version. You have pointed out 5 of them and the kept the final point secret to all of us. It’s fine, few mysteries will increase the excitement. You also have uncovered a few teasers, and what a nice explanation.
I am really waiting for the coming September to get excited again with Surge 2. Count down has been started NOW!
Riaz Shah · June 19, 2019 at 3:26 am
That makes two of us, Dr SD!
Mallory · June 18, 2019 at 5:14 pm
I’m actually ok with the fact that it doesn’t have co-op. I’ve been a huge fan of RPG’s my entire life, and one of the most fun parts for me was grinding away for hours to try and level up and get stronger, and this can be a little difficult to do if you are playing with someone who just wants to progress through the game.
I’m glad there is finally a set release date for it, there is nothing worse than being stuck in limbo waiting to hear when a game you really like is set to TBD for any length of time.
Happy to hear that it’s still challenging, it’s no fun to just breeze through a game. I’m definitely up for a fight, and I’m looking forward to more crafting and such, that’s always a fun part of any RPG.
Hopefully someone in your life reads this and picks it up for you on your birthday in September!!
Please update if you get more details, I would love to know exactly how you can influence another players game if there is no co-op, this is way too mysterious for me!
Riaz Shah · June 19, 2019 at 3:27 am
Will do Mallory!
IAN · June 16, 2019 at 12:41 pm
You don’t know how grateful I am that I came across this post.
I have been looking for the release date of The Surge 2 for a long time now!
I have an itch to play some good old slash and dice game and The Surge 2 is promising to scratch it. I’m more of an rpg fan myself but if I can play along with friends, then I am all for it. But that’s where I’m a disappointed that we won’t be able to play mulitiplayer or pvp. 🙁
The fact that it may be Dark Souls difficult is already getting me ready to rage quit though.
Do you have any idea how the craft/improvement system would work?
Riaz Shah · June 16, 2019 at 1:03 pm
I feel you Ian, I think I’m guilty of rage quitting a lot of times over! the crafting is easy, you kill enemies, get their parts and from there, upgrade your weapon. The developers made it that way so that instead of speed running and finishing the game too fast, players will have to get into the game even more and kill more monsters 😀
alexandra · June 16, 2019 at 12:31 pm
I cannot wait until the release of the surge 2.
I feel like I will go into hibernation when September comes around. I like the improvements that has been made to the game such as more secret areas to explore.
I hope this game will be just as fun as the other one.
Thank you for letting us know the surge 2 release date.. It is official!
Riaz Shah · June 16, 2019 at 1:04 pm
Pleasure’s all mine Alexandra, I can’t wait too!
Kate · June 16, 2019 at 12:29 pm
The graphics are amazing. I love Dark Sours – especially the third one – but it’s the first time I’ve heard about The Surge. Just on time, as it seems, to get the new one, too.
I’m curious about how we’ll affect other gamers’ experience? Maybe the same way as in Dark Souls?
When will preorders begin?
Riaz Shah · June 16, 2019 at 1:05 pm
It’s already available for pre-orders Kate, I think gamers who love Dark Souls would definitely love The Surge!
MissusB · June 16, 2019 at 12:28 pm
As a 90’s kid who grew up with Legend of Zelda, I enjoy playing this kind of games alone. I prefer to destroy and kill all enemies by myself. The 15yr old me would be happy to stay home all day and play this. Although, now that I have 2 kids, playing this with them is probably better than alone. I hope they reconsider not having coop. My kids are so into online games where they can play together like Halo and Roblox while I prefer RPG hack and slash. If they mix that up then me and my kids will be so happy to play all day.
You say it’s really hard. I hope there is an easy mode though for my kids. don’t worry. they’re teens. they can handle gore. Maybe it’s me who needs the easy mode. I hope there’s an option to save every time you kill an enemy and not at every start of a stage or checkpoint. I like that weapon crafting idea as well. Minecraft taught me how fun crafting is. Thanks for your review. Can’t wait to try the game in September.
Riaz Shah · June 16, 2019 at 1:17 pm
I don’t think their crafting will the same as Minecraft though MissusB, and saving would be a bother because you can only save at checkpoints which means if you die, you’d have to start all over again. Frustrating but addictive in a way, its heaven for perfectionists… or hell 😀
Josh · June 4, 2019 at 2:24 pm
I’ve personally never played The Surge, but actually heard of this game while paying attention to E3 and it sounded very interesting. I will say it’s disappointing that there’s no co-op mode, but can’t expect every game to include it and honestly to many companies focus on online co-op than the actually story…
Something I didn’t know is that it is very similar to Dark Souls, when I worked at a video game store about 8 years ago that was one of the hottest games people came into buy because it’s insanely difficult.
I’m always interested in a challenge… Would you put the difficulty level similar to that? I know you said it’s really hard, but some of my co-workers said Dark Souls was unbeatable… so just curious if you’d consider The Surge more challenging?
Anyway now I’m more interested in this game, and will have to try it out.
Riaz Shah · June 4, 2019 at 2:51 pm
I wouldn’t say that it’s unbeatable Josh,
The Surge in its own way although difficult, isn’t as hard as Dark Souls. They’re a bit more flexible as you can get used to the fighting style rather quickly. The limb targeting system is the brilliant idea, do it right and you’ll always end critical hits. I think you got this 😀