Deck 13’s new hardcore action RPG, The Surge, today unveils some of the game’s mini-bosses set to prowl the hallways of overrun industrial complex CREO. From CREO’s elite security forces to malfunctioning industrial machinery, these enemies make up just a few of the dangers facing Warren throughout the dangerous environments of The Surge.

This is a game that I have had my eye on since its announcement the developer, Deck 13, is responsible for one of my favorite Playstation games of all time, Lords of the Fallen, and this seems to have a similar vibe. Here is a video (also embedded at the bottom) that should give you an idea of what your looking like. This is not a super future sci-fi game, its a mercy free, exo suit, one on one meele fighter.

One of the many malfunctioning industrial machines throughout CREO, the Smelter was designed to be impervious to tampering, making it extremely difficult to shut down. With ore-smashing gripper teeth and coolant forcing it to vent gasses to keeping it stable, you’ll have to attack its most vulnerable inner workings at the right time to deactivate it.

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. The game includes:

  • Tight, visceral hardcore action RPG combat with make-shift industrial weapons
  • A unique dismemberment and upgrade system utilizing cybernetic implants
  • Battle an array of huge industrial bosses
  • Craft, upgrade, and build new weapons with loot and blueprints
  • Gritty industrial visuals, in a near future world
Echelon 9 security forces

Shown above, the Echelon 9 security forces, armed with anti-personnel combat gear, are armored in the GOLIATH class armor making them extremely fast and strong. Although contrary to CREO’s image as a planet-saving company, CREO’s internal security forces’ primary goal is to protect CREO from outside interference, as the stakes are high. This is just one example of the games stronger mini-bosses which will give the player pause and require tatics to beat.

Led by a billionaire philanthropist, a project developed by CREO, a mysterious industrial and R&D megacorporation, designed primarily to reverse the effects of climate change on the planet is just beginning to take shape as something ominous. The game will explore what CREO’s true purpose is.  Although most dangers in The Surge were not originally designed for combat, CREO’s security forces exist to maintain order within the complex. CREO’s ‘robot dog’ is a leaping quadruped designed to track down and kill any intrusions. As with most threats in The Surge, it has a weakness – although heavily armored, players can hit vulnerable places in order to take it down, and loot it, faster.


You will have to make the most of your newly installed exo-suit, armors, and almost lim armament combinations to survive CREO when The Surge slices its way onto consoles for PS4, Xbox One, and PC in 2017.