Styx: Shards of Darkness: Cyanide and Focus Home Interactive’s upcoming new game Styx: Shadows of Darkness has got a new cinematic trailer. The video, titled Art of Stealth, focuses on the game’s central gameplay element for players to follow. The new game will be part of the Of Orcs and Men series while being the direct sequel of 2014’s Styx: Master of Shadows. The trailer showcases Styx, the first Goblin, on a mission, evading guards using his stealth skills and hurling clones at his enemies to get to the object that he desires. Watch the new trailer below.
Styx: Shards of Darkness follows the Amber-addicted goblin who was first introduced in Of Orcs and Men and is the main protagonist of the game. Following the events of the last game, Styx’s new venture will lead him to infiltrate the elven city of Korangar. His mission is to get hold of the stolen sceptre powered by a mystic quartz, for which he is being offered copious amounts of Amber to lure him out of hiding. Korangar is a challenge to infiltrate, but that is exactly where our goblin holds a speciality. But the nature of his mission is about to change when he comes across the secrets that lie underneath the facade.
Styx: Shards of Darknesswas announced by Cyanide back in 2015 where the studio said that the game’s mechanics would undergo massive improvements. This has probably been in response toplayers of the earlier game criticising the goblin’s movements. Cyanide also said that Shards of Darkness will be built on a much larger budget and utilise a new engine to ensure it plays out smoothly.
From the gameplay walkthrough video that the publishers of Styx: Shards of Darkness unveiled back in October, we’d say that the game looks pretty good. Players have to exercise great caution in order to pass by enemies unnoticed, as drawing attention would obviously result in anattack. They also need to be smart in disposing of the bodies they leave behind. As in the earlier game, Styx can give rise to clones which can be used as a distraction or to add to his strength.
Styx: Shards of Darkness is currently scheduled to be released on March 14, 2017. It will be playable on the Windows PC, Xbox One, and PS4. Watch the gameplay video of the game below.