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The Surge, a sci-fi Souls-like, gets a new trailer

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Lords of the Fallen was a reasonably satisfying Dark Souls clone, and at a time when the supply of new Dark Souls games might have dried up, clones are all we have. Studio Deck13 has a new action RPG in development called The Surge, and it's a sci-fi take on the formula. The trailer below is the latest footage, aired at the PC Gaming Show during E3.

Dan Griliopoulos saw a bit of the game earlier this year, confirming that it is, indeed, a Souls-like. "Combat is very Dark Soulsy, with a nasty twist or two," he wrote. "First, surprisingly for the future, the game is entirely close-combat focused, complete with dodges and clearly-telegraphed attacks."

The Surge will release some time in 2017.

Shaun Prescott is the Australian editor of PC Gamer. With over ten years experience covering the games industry, his work has appeared on GamesRadar+, TechRadar, The Guardian, PLAY Magazine, the Sydney Morning Herald, and more. Specific interests include indie games, obscure Metroidvanias, speedrunning, experimental games and FPSs. He thinks Lulu by Metallica and Lou Reed is an all-time classic that will receive its due critical reappraisal one day.