Deck13 Reveals The Surge, A New Sci-Fi Action RPG

German game studio Deck13 Interactive, which made Venetica and the Jack Keane series, has announced a new action role-playing game called The Surge. The game is set to be published by Focus Home Interactive in 2017.

The game is set on a dystopian future Earth nearing the end of its life. As the story goes, accelerating advancements in technology and our abuse of the environment has led to an overly decadent civilization that now lies on the brink of collapse.

The Surge offers what the dev calls “innovative combat mechanics” with a unique character progression system based on modular upgrades gained through combat.

When fighting enemies, you can target specific parts or limbs to recover specific pieces of armor, weapons, or equipment you want to attach to your own exoskeleton. Of course, the best parts will often be the hardest to cut off – and they’ll usually be attached to the most dangerous enemies! Even the most common enemies can prove deadly, and the game features imposing bosses who will truly put your wits, guts and reflexes to the test.

Today, the studio released the first screenshot of the game, along with character artwork of its main character, equipped with an exoskeleton that serves as a base for upgrading his equipment.

Be sure to check back for more details on the game as they become available.