"The Surge," the "#dark souls"-inspired science fiction action role-playing game developed by Deck 13 Interactive, is about to get a sequel.

According to GameRant, the game publisher Focus Interactive announced today that the #Action Rpg is getting a sequel, which will be called “The Surge 2.” Focus Interactive and developer Deck 13 have announced a renewal of their partnership, as well as a target release date for the upcoming sequel. Not much information is known about the sequel, however, they provided some good hints. The two companies announced that the next game will feature an expanded combat system and more ambitious level designs. More details are expected to be share in the coming days.

About 'The Surge'

Developed by Deck 13 Interactive and published by Focus Interactive, "The Surge" is a science fiction, action role-playing game for PC, PS4 and Xbox One. The game was considered a spiritual successor to the developers' earlier action RPG “Lords of the Fallen,” with which it shares some similarities and gameplay features. The developer also described "The Surge" as inspired by the role-playing game style of the very popular "Dark Souls [VIDEO]" series.

The action RPG takes place in a dystopian future where humans have already consumed much of the world’s resources, leading to widespread shortages and environmental issues. As for the gameplay, players use some sort of futuristic exoskeleton, which can be customized through the game through upgrades, to battle enemies.

For the combat system, it uses a dynamic limb-targeting combat system as well as finishing moves to target and destroy enemies.

Development of “The Surge” first started in August 2015 and the pre-alpha gameplay footage was first released to the public in March 2016. "The Surge" is powered by the innovative FLEDGE game engine, which was developed by Deck 13 Interactive for PS4 and Xbox One consoles. The game has also been developed with some Nvidia GameWorks integration. The upcoming sequel, “The Surge 2,” is slated for release sometime in 2019.

Other 'Dark Souls'-related news

From Software’s [VIDEO] action RPG “Dark Souls 3” is getting some big #gaming news this week. According to IGN, the Humble Monthly Bundle will give fans a full digital copy of the popular action RPG as well as one of the two major DLC expansion packs, the “Ashes of Ariandel.”

This is the latest gaming offering from the Humble Bundle, a distribution platform selling games and other digital content. For only $12, players will have a chance to get one or two AAA titles, which can be downloaded and played instantly. Additionally, players also get 10 percent off of Humble Bundle games for the rest of the month.