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Suit-up for The Surge

Surge

Deck13 are probably most known for the frankly amazing Lords of the Fallen. The German-based developer also have a host of other titles that they’ve worked on under their ever-expanding belts and soon, they’ll be adding another. Tackling the RPG genre once more will be The Surge and Deck13 have produced some lovely Exo-suit armour images to whet your appetite.

The Surge is set in a heavily dystopian future, as Earth nears the end of its life. Those who remain in the overpopulated cities must work to survive as social programs become saturated by an aging population and increasing environmental diseases. Technological intelligence has increased greatly over the years with many jobs for humans having been made redundant, forcing citizens to head out into the suburbs, seeking work. This work is aided by exoskeletons, to improve their efficiency.

The world of The Surge offers a very grim vision of the future, where exo-suit aided combat is an everyday occurrence.

Deck13 have released three new screenshots showing off some of the exo-skeletons, giving some insight in to the attack and defence capabilities of these powered suits, from the international in-game corporation, CREO.

Surge

This first shot shows us the Liquidator. It is fitted with industrial attachments for use in areas prone to hazardous materials spillage. This armour offers super-human resistance to radiation, fire and toxic spills, ideal for those little jobs around the house.

Surge

The second shot shows off CREO’s Proteus medium physical protection armour set. This is an experimental armour, used by certain CREO security personnel. Proteus is light-weight and advanced, granting a small health regeneration in The Surge. As it only needs medium core power cost, it leaves some extra juice available for implants.

Surge

The final shot showcases a mixture of armour. Lynx was developed for workers needing speed and flexibility and it lacks physical and elemental protection. Also present in this shot is MG Gorgon and Black Cerberus elements, designed for heavy security and riot control. This shot demonstrates the ability to salvage bits and pieces of kit, scavenged in battle.

The Surge is scheduled for a 2017 release on Xbox One and will feature a deep crafting and upgrade system as well as visceral hardcore RPG action.

Will your Xbox get Obliteracers?

Obliteracers

I’m not going to hide this one bit. As a gamer, I loved Mariokart. Even if it was on one of the other platforms. I don’t care. It was immense fun. I’ve been longing for something that comes anywhere near it on Xbox for a long time. I had hoped that Coffin Dodgers would, but sadly, it fell short.

Deck13 and Varkian Empire have just announced a title that might finally give the plumber’s racing game a run for its money at last.

Obliteracers is an award-winning party racer for up to 16 racers. What’s the difference? Well, all 16 racers are on the same screen, making the action chaotic and full of mayhem.

The game is less about speed and more about keeping up with the other players, using weapons to knock them out of the race. It is destroy, or be destroyed. Compete with friends locally or online. Obliterators will also include dozens of game modifiers to keep it fresh.

Now, you might have a look at the trailer below and think to yourself, ‘I’ve seen that before’. And you’d be right. Obliteracers started out as Space Dust Racers and for reasons unknown, changed its name. As you may remember, the studio directors grew up playing Mario Kart, Micro Machines and Crash Team Racing and wanted to produce a title that would give their own children the experience they had.

The game, on Steam at the moment, offers the unique ability to use smartphones and laptops as extra controllers, although there’s no word on whether this will be an option on the Xbox One version on release. This manic racer will feature highly customisable party game modes with endless variety.

Play it simple as a newbie, or use advanced strategies as a veteran. Drop in and drop out as and when you please, like when you’ve run out of beer. Obliteracers aims to please all racing fans.

The following trailer, in the absence of an Xbox trailer, features the smartphone controller, which may or may not be in the console version.

Obliteracers will be heading to Xbox One on the 15th of July.

Shift Happens coming to Xbox One

Shift Happens, the award-winning puzzle platform developed by indie developer Klonk Games and Deck13, will be coming to Xbox One this July.

Shift Happens is the latest in a wave of puzzle Co-op platformers coming to the Xbox. The game puts two players in control of Bismo and Plom who have to work together to solve challenging puzzles by shifting their body mass between one another. Connected by an accident, they share a common mass and can shift it at any time. At the push of a button players can change their size and strength and by doing this affecting you and your partner so co-operation and communication is key.

For more information check out the official site. Shift Happens will release for Xbox One via the online store early July 2016.