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.

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