The Surge screenshot of two characters fighting

The Surge is an upcoming sci-fi action RPG set in a dystopian, near future version of Earth. It is being developed by Deck 13, a studio you might recognize from their work on the Souls-like Lords of the Fallen, and much like their previous game The Surge is going to be heavily focused around tactical melee combat.

If this sounds like something you might enjoy you'll be glad to hear that The Surge will be coming this May 16th for PC and consoles. Along with the launch date announcement the developers have also released a robot-smashing cinematic trailer to showcase what The Surge is really all about. So if you're interested in watching the world's most unenthusiastic man beat up increasingly larger mechs you'll find the video right below:

Since this video doesn't really showcase what the gameplay looks like, I would also recommend you check out the recently posted 15-minute in-game preview featuring both story and melee combat. If you don't have the time, however, let's just say that the narrative seems to be mostly forgettable, while the combat is downright awesome!

To learn more about The Surge I would suggest heading over to either Steam or the official website.