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Launch trailer aired for Styx: Shards of Darkness

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The time is nearly here. Cyanide Studios and Focus Home Interactive are on the final stretch before the release of Styx: Shards of Darkness. They’ve released a new launch trailer for the game, explaining a little more about the story you’ll face as the titular character, Styx.

This master of stealth will need all of his guile and agility as he sneaks and assassinates across an intense, dark fantasy world filled with deadly secrets and enemies. Here you’ll get a taster of Styx’s abilities, quick acrobatics and even quicker tongue.

Styx: Shards of Darkness will see the agile goblin make an unexpected deal with a mysterious human officer named Helledryn. She’s got a job for Styx, with far higher stakes than anything he’s tackled before. She will task Styx with stealing an ambassador’s sceptre, which has attracted the interest of several nefarious and as it happens, goblin-hating parties. As a reward for completing this most dangerous of tasks, he’s been promised a veritable mountain of magical Amber, the source of all Styx’s power and a substance he’s hopelessly addicted to.

Revisit and master the verticality and non-linear gameplay of Styx: Shards of Darkness. The open environments, combined with a huge array of tools and abilities offered in this new Styx game. Can’t find a way through a particularly troublesome doorway? Use Amber-vision to scout the path ahead, distract the guards with a controllable Goblin clone then emerge from temporary invisibility to poke them in the back with your dagger and if you don’t like to kill alone, let a friend join in with the drop-in co-op. It’s nearly time to get creative with your killing path once more.

Styx: Shards of Darkness will be unleashed on an Xbox One near you on the 14th of March. Just enough time to stock up on your Amber.

Team up for the kill with new Styx: Shards of Darkness trailer

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What’s better than guiding a super-agile, green skinned goblin assassin around a wholly imaginary fantasy world, killing and causing mischief? How about doing all of that and more, with a friend? Developer Cyanide Studios are going to allow you to do just that as they’ve revealed a brand new co-op mode for their upcoming release, Styx: Shards of Darkness.

Announced in a new trailer, below, you and your friend can sneak your way through the game together; jumping, climbing, hiding, cracking jokes and killing happily with each other thanks to the game’s drop-in / drop-out co-op mode.

At any time during the adventure, you are able to invite a friend to join your current session, sneaking around with you for an alternative stealth experience. Two players opens up many more possibilities and opportunities for clearing a level and reaching objectives, but also doubles the risk of being spotted. Assassination partners must carefully co-ordinate their actions in order to succeed.

Working together to create elaborate distractions, unleash dastardly synchronised assassinations and to run circles around larger enemies, every level and every mission will be playable in co-op which promises to open a new array of gameplay possibilities.

Styx: Shards of Darkness is the follow up to the critically acclaimed first title in the series, Styx: Master of Shadows. This sequel has a bigger budget, bigger ideas and has been completely redesigned in Unreal Engine 4. Shards of Darkness will delve deeper into the world of the paranoid but deadly green goblin, all tied up neatly in a complex narrative.

Following the fall of Akenash Tower, an extraordinary matter has forced Styx out of hiding to infiltrate Korangar, 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 facade. Embark upon a stealthy adventure with new enemies, new environments and a plethora of new stealth and assassination mechanics aimed at refining the abilities and movement of our lovable lead character.

Styx: Shards of Darkness is creeping up on an Xbox One release, on the 14th of March.

New Styx: Shards of Darkness images show off Korrangar

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It’s creeping along in the shadows and would appear to be with us soon. The sequel to 2014’s Styx: Master of Shadows looks to be heading to Xbox One in the first quarter of 2017. To set up the hype train for the new title, Cyanide Studio and Focus Home Interactive have released a small batch of screenshots into the light.

Styx: Shards of Darkness picks up where Master of Shadows left us. After taking care of business in City of Thieves Thoben, our green-skinned Amber addict, Styx agrees to steal an ambassador’s scepter in exchange for vast quantities of the magical Amber. It’s not long before this task takes an unexpected turn and Styx is thrust into a dangerous world of shady politics and powerful magic.

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In Shards of Darkness, Styx has access to a far greater arsenal of tools and abilities to fit with a range of playstyles. Hunt guards with potent Amber powers, or stealthily avoid them. Teleport yourself into a newly hatched Styx clone or spend time on the fresh crafting system. This will allow you to adapt to situations as you progress, giving you the ability to craft lethal traps and other devices from components stolen on your adventures.

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This open-ended approach extends beyond Styx himself. Shards of Darkness will feature highly vertical environments, far grander and more non-linear than the previous title. There is more than one way to achieve each objective, trying out many different routes and tactics along the way. Lurk in the shadowy depths or launch silent and deadly attacks from above. How Styx progresses will be entirely up to you.

The four images released show off the heavily guarded Port of Korrangar, airships in flight and the impish nature of the titular hero himself.

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Styx: Shards of Darkness is heading for a first quarter release on Xbox One. Should you decide to preorder, you’ll get access to the exclusive Akenash set, granting you the iconic outfit and dagger seen in Styx’s first adventure.

New images of Styx: Shards of Darkness revealed

Styx: Shards of Darkness, the sequel to Cyanide Studios’ stealth ’em up, Master of Shadows, creeps back to Xbox One later this year, promising a new adventure with bigger production, tonnes of new features and a new engine: Unreal Engine 4.

And to tease us further are three new images, revealing a few of the many dangers your green anti-hero will have to face during his journey.

One of the hostile factions you will meet in the huge underground city of Korrangar is composed of the Dark Elves. Dark Elves were previously Elves who had to live without any amber for multiple generations. Slowly, they have been turning into fanatic and bloodthirsty creatures. They became masters in Quartz fabrication, a new, much more dangerous, source of power. They are also experts at goblin hunting and the Exterminator Dark Elf is proof of that. He has honed his skills to perfection, and is able to flush out pesky creatures hiding in dark corners and hard-to-reach places with toxic bombs.

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If there’s an even more dangerous place than Korrangar, it would be Wildoran, the city of goblin hunters. Wildoran inhabitants are stout people wearing heavy armour – the powerful Dwarves. Styx is unable to breach their impenetrable defence, so you must innovate and adapt to disable or avoid them. Every dwarf also has a supernatural sense of smell, and is able to slowly track Styx as he moves from cover to cover.

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And in the darkness other foes lie in wait.

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We’ll be able to see more from Styx: Shards of Darkness during E3.

Styx : Shards of Darkness environment screenshots

styx_shards_of_darkness_03Styx: Shards of Darkness, the sequel to Cyanide Studios’  cult classic Master of Shadows, comes to consoles on Unreal Engine 4 in 2016.
In the screenshots released today, we witness Styx prowling through some of the huge environments of the game. From the City of Thieves, built from the wreckages of lost ships, to the great Elven city of Korangar hidden in the mountains, the environments of Styx: Shards of Darkness are enormous and semi-open, with an emphasis on verticality. They allow for a lot of freedom to complete the various missions’ objectives. They are fantastic playgrounds for Styx to test his stealth and assassination skills, and try out his new moves such as rope-swinging and zip-lining.

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These are just some of the huge open spaces oozing with verticality to explore in Styx’s new infiltration adventure! With new ways to traverse the landscape, a deep and original story, as well as huge new features yet to be revealed, Styx’s 2016 mission will be his biggest yet!

Cyanide unveil sequel to Styx: Master of Shadows

Styx is set to receive a sequel to last year’s Master of Shadows. Cyanide are looking to delve deeper into the world of the stealthy Goblin assassin Styx with a heavier focus on narrative and exploration.

Styx: Shards of Darkness will release next year, for now, check out the first screenshot of the game with Styx making his way into the Dark Elves’ city of Körangar. Unfortunately for Styx, the Elves have joined forces with the Dwarves – an unusual partnership – forged together with a mutual hatred of Goblins.

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