Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Deck 13 Interactive

Warren clocks in with the release of The Surge out for console, PC

Deck13’s gritty action role-playing game The Surge has been released in stores and online. As CREO’s latest new hire, the everyman Warren, players find themselves in a world where robots have gone crazy. Donning an exosuit, Warren can go for all-in attacks or target specific limbs with the chance of a clean cut providing a new piece of kit to attach to his suit. Gear can also be crafted from salvaged parts, allowing for those less precise (or skilled) to still enhance get some swanky upgrades.

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Launch trailer kicks off upcoming release of The Surge

A week out from release, and Deck13 has a new launch trailer prepped and ready to go for The Surge. Players get another look at Warren, an unfortunate new hire at the megacorporation CREO who finds himself fighting for survival against killer robots. The upside is that those same robots can be repurposed to his benefit, as their severed limbs serve as upgrades to his exosuit.

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Deck13 talks all about The Surge in behind-the-scenes video

Gamers looking forward to The Surge can get a look at the game’s development with a new behind-the-scenes trailer. The video runs nearly seven minutes long and features members of Deck13 chatting about the science-fiction-themed action-RPG. Topics covered include the protagonist, storyline, and character customization via enemy dismemberment. New gameplay footage is spliced throughout showing more of the world and combat system.

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The Surge goes goooold, day-one PS4 Pro updates detailed

Deck13 has sent word that their upcoming action role-playing game The Surge has gone gold for console and PC. The studio also announced that they have PS4 Pro updates scheduled for release, which will offer Dynamic 4K at 30fps or 1080p at 60fps. A subsequent update will add HDR support at a later, unspecified date.

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The Surge gets combat-heavy CG trailer, Stronger, Faster, Tougher

After last week’s 14-minute-long gameplay trailer, The Surge is getting the CG treatment. Deck13’s action role-playing game is set to go live in May, and the latest video, titled Stronger, Faster, Tougher, features gory combat in scripted encounters set throughout the CREO complex.

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Deck13 narrates 14 minutes of gameplay from The Surge

Deck13 has released 14 more minutes of gameplay from The Surge. The footage is accompanied by commentary by designer Adam Hetenyi, who talks viewers through the abandoned laboratories that they will explore in the upcoming action role-playing game. Within their exoskeleton, players will battle strange creatures and use a limb-targeting combat system to either deliver a death blow or preserve an appendage to further augment their own suit.

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Watch four minutes of The Surge’s gory, methodical combat

Deck 13 has released four minutes of gameplay from their upcoming action role-playing game The Surge. The unedited footage features a bloody combat system that results in dismemberment and disembowelment while also emphasizing a slow pace. The player explores a facility overrun by cybernetic enemies, both those built for combat and others that are failed experiments with nano-technology. The system forces players to make a choice to either aim for an enemy’s vulnerable spot to secure victory or try to preserve them, prolonging the battle but also making it possible to attain their equipment after the battle.

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Exoskeleton-tastic combat featured in new shots from The Surge

Not much has been revealed about Deck 13’s upcoming action role-playing game The Surge since it was announced last December. That looks to change soon, as the Lords of the Fallen developer will be taking their current build to E3. Until then, four new screenshots were released showing off the exoskeletons that factory employee Warren wears for work, and which he’ll eventually customize for combat. How he customizes his suit will depend on how players decide to take down their enemies, as they will be able to target specific limbs to take for themselves as interchangeable upgrades.

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New art released for console, PC RPG The Surge

Focus Home has released new art work from Deck 13’s upcoming action role-playing game The Surge. The new pieces showcase the game’s dystopian setting, on an Earth that’s on its last legs, home to people relying on cybernetics to earn a living and crumbling overpopulated cities. After being overshadowed by technology, mankind has turned to using exoskeletons in order to perform labor for the wealthy. By augmenting these skeletons, players will be able to improve their character, and as shown in the art, will be able to turn their skilled hands to crafting new weapons and upgrades after acquiring blueprints.

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Kalypso forms digital publisher Kobalt Games, reveals Blood Knights

Developer and publisher Kalypso Media has created a new digital-centric label, Kobalt Games. According to the announcement, “Kobalt Games will publish high-quality titles for PC, XBLA, PSN, Mac and Linux at a mid-price level, with a maximum price of £24.99, €29.99, $29.99, primarily via digital distribution channels.” Kobalt announced that its first game will be Blood Knights, a hack-n-slash action-RPG from Venetica and Jack Keane developer Deck 13 Interactive. Set in the Middle Ages, players will control two adventurers, a Templar vampire hunter and the vampire he is bound to, who must battle against armies of creatures to find the spell that will break their bond.

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