New trailer for The Surge focuses on combat

Developer Deck13 and publisher Focus Home Interactive have unveiled a new trailer for their upcoming sci-fi hack-and-slash RPG The Surge which focuses on the game’s visceral combat.

In The Surge, positioning and stamina management are just as important as speed and reflexes, and as you can see in the below trailer, players will need to master a variety of vertical and horizontal attacks as well as the use of blocks, dodges, and other evasive maneuvers as they target specific limbs on their opponent while trying to avoid having the same done to them. There’s definitely a strong Dark Souls vibe in The Surge’s combat system, so expect a rough initiation if you choose to get the game next month.

The Surge is currently scheduled to launch on May 16 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.