Styx: Shards of Darkness Announced
Styx: Master of Shadows was a prequel to a game called “Of Orcs and Men.” In Of Orcs and Men, Styx was partnered up with Arkail, who was an elite orc soldier, and they were on a mission to kill an emperor. After the release of the game, Styx became quite a popular character, and the developer decided to give him his own game “Styx: Master of Shadows.” The previous game ran on Unreal Engine 3 and featured heavy infiltration gameplay. Now with the announcement of the sequel it will be interesting to see where our goblin hero goes next.
Styx sequel comes with more ambition, bigger budget, new engine, and more!
“Following its positive reception from press and players, Focus Home Interactive and Cyanide Studios wanted to delve deeper into the world of Styx with more ambition! The centuries-old goblin assassin Styx returns in a new stealth game, Styx: Shards of Darkness, with a bigger budget, bigger ideas, and a new engine: Unreal 4. Revealed in the first official screenshot of the game, check out a nimble, more refined Styx, built from the ground-up. Master of Shadows was a valiant exploration into the world of the green goblin thief, but in Shards of Darkness, delve deeper into a more complex narrative and fully realized world.
Having been in development for 6 months, discover in this first screenshot the new Styx, putting his skills to good use within the heart of Körangar, one of the many extensive mission areas to explore and creep around inStyx: Shards of Darkness.
Following the fall of Akenash tower, an extraordinary matter has forced Styx out of hiding to infiltrate Körangar, the city of the Dark Elves. Supposedly impregnable, a diplomatic summit offers Styx a chance at slipping in unnoticed, as he learns that the event is nothing but a mere façade… Moreover, the Elves have joined forces with the Dwarves, and the only thing both races have in common is a mutual hatred of the Goblins…
Embark upon a stealthy adventure with new enemies, new environments, and a plethora of new mechanics aimed at refining the abilities and movement of Styx; grappling around corners, climbing ropes, and using his trusty knife as a zip-wire. Shards of Darkness aims to offer unparalleled freedom of movement, along with refined stealth and assassination mechanics, expanding and improving on the strengths of Styx: Master of Shadows – which is coincidentally the Midweek Madness deal on Steam, until Friday 16, with an exceptional 66% discount off the price! A great opportunity to discover the origins of Styx.
Styx: Shards of Darkness comes to PS4, Xbox One, and PC next year.”