The scifi RPG scene isn't doing too hot lately. Mass Effect Andromeda has yet to really show any significant gameplay and smaller efforts like The Technomancer underwhelmed. Hopefully developer Deck 13's upcoming RPG The Surge will turn things around. As a memner of the CREO corporation in a dystopian future, you'll strap on a combat exoskeleton and explore wasteland suburbs overrun with rogue robots. Check out the screenshots below for a glimpse of the game's new exo-armor.
Deck13's upcoming sci-fi action RPG The Surge today reveals the industrial armor sets of international corporation CREO, a company that set out to save the world. Set on a dying Earth in a not-so-distant future, something went very wrong inside CREO, and you, as a new employee find yourself trapped in a sector of the company overrun by malfunctioning drones, robots, and security personnel.
The LIQUIDATOR, featured in the first screenshot, is fitted with industrial attachments for use in areas prone to hazardous material spillage. Built around the slogan "quality protective gear for the safest workplace", the Liquidator offers super-human resistance to radiation, fire, and toxic spills, with mobility aided by the exo-skeleton.
The second screenshot features CREO's PROTEUS medium physical protection armor set. An experimental set equipping certain of CREO's security personnel, the PROTEUS is an advanced and light-weight armor granting a small health regeneration effect. It also only needs medium core power cost allowing for a little extra juice for implants.
This last screenshot features a mix of armor sets. LYNX was developed for workers requiring speed, flexibility, and precision. Far from standard issue, few CREO workers would benefit from its inherent advancements in hydraulics. It features low core power cost, but this comes at the cost of physical and elemental protection against radiation and other environmental hazards. We also see elements of MG GORGON and BLACK CERBERUS armors, designed for heavy security and riot control actions.
Each item in The Surge serves a purpose for CREO, often originally separate to combat. Be it industrial, manufacturing, for lifting or handling hazardous materials, or on-site security, the player will cut off and equip thousands of combinations of items salvaged in battle.
The Surge will release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC in 2017.
About The Surge
Set in a heavily dystopian future as Earth nears the end of its life, those who remain in the overpopulated cities must work to survive as social programs become saturated by an ageing population and increasing environmental diseases.
As the intelligence of technology incrementally increased over the years, many jobs for the human race had been made redundant, forcing Earth’s citizens to head out into the suburbs seeking labor, aided by exoskeletons to improve their efficiency. The world of The Surge offers a very grim vision of the future, where the evolution of our technology, our society and our relation with the environment led to a decadent state of the Human civilization.
The Surge features innovative combat mechanics and an original character progression system based on modular upgrades gained through tight, visceral combat. Be sure to stay tuned for more about The Surge over the coming months!
About Deck 13
With more than ten years of experience, Frankfurt-based Deck13 Interactive is one of Germany's most renowned game developers. Their humorous adventure games received several awards, including "Best German Game of the year" for Ankh and "Best adventure game of the year" for Jack Keane. With the release of Deck13's role-playing game Venetica, Deck13 entered the world of emotionally challenging games for PC, Xbox360 and Playstation3. Having completed the stunning RPG Lords of the Fallen, at the same time, creating unique projects for mobile platforms like iOS, we are starting work on an entirely new RPG.
If you want to learn more about Deck 13, you can learn all kinds of stuff about us on our official website: http://www.deck13.de/
About Focus Home Interactive
Focus Home Interactive is a French publisher based in Paris, France. Known for the quality, diversity and originality of its catalogue, Focus has published and distributed original titles that have become benchmark titles worldwide, available both in store and for download across the world. Focus publishes games on all major platforms, consoles and PC. The publisher's catalogue will get even richer the coming months and years with eagerly awaited games such as Vampyr, The Surge, Mordheim, Space Hulk: Deathwing, Call of Cthulhu - the official video game, and many more.
More information about the company at: http://www.focus-home.com