Styx: Shards of Darkness E3 Trailer Reveals Our Goblin Assassin’s Spectacular Quest (Video)
Styx: Shards of Darkness, the stealth-focused sequel to Cyanide Studios’ surprise success story Master of Shadows, comes to consoles and PC in 2016. Styx creeps back in a new adventure packed with bigger production values, a load of new features and a new engine: Unreal Engine 4. Today’s spirited E3 Trailer unveils more about the quest awaiting our green-skinned anti-hero in Styx: Shards of Darkness.
While Styx is in business in Thoben, the City of Thieves, he makes a deal with a mysterious human officer, Helledryn. As Styx, you must steal the highly-coveted ambassador’s scepter… unfortunately, other, more nefarious parties are interested in such a valuable prize. Of course, the reward is more than worth the risk, as the officer is promising a great deal of magical amber; the resource Styx desperately needs to fuel his power.
Sneak your way to your objectives, evading dwarves, elves, and all manner of other races, all the while hunting down the scepter. Creatively utilize all of Styx’s tools: assassination, amber powers, talents and skills, equipment, and crafting!
Each race excels at a different thing. The Dark Elves, for instance, are experts at goblin hunting while the Dwarves have a supernatural sense of smell, enabling them to track you down (even when invisible!). Learn their strengths and weaknesses if you want to survive long enough to snatch the scepter.
There are further exciting features to be revealed just around the corner!
Infiltrate your way to victory when Styx: Shards of Darkness releases in 2016 for consoles and PC.
About Styx: Shards of Darkness
Following its positive reception from press and players, 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. Master of Shadows was a valiant exploration into the world of the green goblin thief, but Shards of Darkness will delve deeper into a complex narrative and fully realized world.
Following the fall of Akenash tower, an extraordinary matter has forced Styx out of hiding to infiltrate Korrangar, 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…
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.
Styx: Shards of Darkness will be available in 2016 on PS4, Xbox One and PC.