Cyanide Studio, developer of Styx: Shards of Darkness, today releases a video revealing how the team envisioned and gave life, personality and soul to the iconic protagonist of their game, the witty goblin Styx.
More ambitious than its predecessor in every area, Shards of Darkness takes our nimble thief out of the shadows of Akenash and into a bigger world with more skills, a greater bestiary, and more intricate, vertical level design. Shards of Darkness benefits from a larger production and better realization, with a story aided by cutscenes in which Styx expresses his trademark wit and snark - get a sneak peek at his sarcastic, fourth wall-breaking humour in this video!
You’ll learn why Styx is not the kind of character you're used to playing, and how his wits outweigh his weaknesses. As a goblin, direct confrontation is the best way to kick the bucket, so you’ll have to study your environment to find the best approach and tools to overcome your enemies.
Discover how this “ugly little green character” adapts to your playstyle, as “you can be the guy that goes in and out through the level getting every item, or the sneaky one who never raises any alarm.” Take advantage of Styx’s acrobatic prowess and rain down destruction from above, or use your tools and abilities to totally avoid detection – it’s entirely up to you. No matter how you play, he’ll be there for the entire journey, criticizing not only the player, but his creators too!
Styx: Shards of Darkness releases on March 14th, 2017 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC! You can preorder the game now on STEAM to get exclusive access to the Akenash set, donning the outfit and dagger from Styx's first adventure.
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 begining of 2017 on PS4, Xbox One and PC.
- A brand new adventure in the universe of a centuries-old goblin assassin, taking you to the city of the Dark Elves
- New engine: beautiful graphics created in Unreal Engine 4
- New enemies, new environments, new abilities and improved stealth mechanics for Styx
- Unique co-op mode - join a friend’s game to sneak and stab through missions together
About Cyanide Studio
Cyanide is an independent and privately held video game studio based in Paris and created in 2000. The studio is best known for its sports game such as Pro Cycling Manager series and its console version, Tour de France. Cyanide also boasts games drawn from a wide variety of universes including Blood Bowl ® (Sport/Fantasy, 2009) and Blood Bowl 2 (2015), the video game adaptations of Games Workshop's famous board game, Game of Thrones (RPG, 2012), Styx: Master of Shadows (Infiltration/2014) and its sequel Styx: Shards of Darkness scheduled for release beginning of 2017. The studio is currently working on the Videogame adaptation of H. P. Lovecraft's famously twisted universe; Call of Cthulhu.
More information on the website: http://www.cyanide-studio.com
About Focus Home Interactive
Focus Home Interactive is a French publisher based in Paris, France. Known for the quality, diversity and originality of its catalogue, Focus has published and distributed original titles that have become benchmark titles worldwide, available both in store and for download across the world. Focus publishes games on all major platforms, consoles and PC. The publisher's catalogue will get even richer the coming months and years with eagerly awaited games such as Vampyr, The Surge, Styx: Shards of Darkness, Call of Cthulhu, Insurgency: Sandstorm, Necromunda : Underhive Wars, Werewolf: The Apocalypse and many more.
More information on the website: http://www.focus-home.com