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The Surge 2 launch trailer shows off limb-targeting system

Targeting and shooting limbs to weaken enemies is the name of the game here.


The Surge 2 is finally on its way, and it'll be out on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on September 24. Ahead of its debut, however, Deck13 and Focus Home Interactive have debuted a new trailer showing off some of the fun things you can do within the game – namely, using its limb-targeting system in combat.

It all takes place inside of Jericho City, where a "technological apocalypse" has all but eradicated everyone who lives there. Our hero in The Surge 2 is working hard to figure out what happened behind the scenes and reverse it, all the while dealing with cult members wandering around. Enemies include cultists on drugs, criminals, dirty cops, and a wide variety of ne'er-do-wells who want nothing more than for him to perish before uncovering the truth. Luckily, that's not really an option, at least not for you. You're going to wipe out all those bad guys instead. 

The Surge 2 will be bringing back the same combat system from the previous game, where you can target your enemy and them weaken their armor points or aim for their weak spots to get battles over with quicker.

This trailer does a great job of conveying the kind of violence you'll be getting into, with plenty of weapons being shown off as well as Sharon Van Etten's cover of "The End of the World" – because what is a game trailer without an edgy cover of a popular song? Nothing, that's what!

Previously, David Craddock took the original game, The Surge, for a spin. Here's what he thought about the experience:

"Like Dark Souls" has become a frequent and often eyerolling-inducing comparison, albeit with good reason. Love it or hate it, Dark Souls has informed countless games since it burst onto the scene in a spray of blood and smashed controllers. The Surge excels by knowing when to take cues from the king of the genre, and when to turn left where its predecessors turned right. I'm over a dozen hours in, and I'll happily play dozens more."

If you're curious about what the new game holds, you can get your hands on it next week. Let us know if you plan on jumping into the game in the comments below. 

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