Today, developer Cyanide and publisher Focus Home Interactive shared a new Styx: Shards of Darkness video showcasing how the developer envisioned and gave life, personality, and soul to the protagonist of the game: the goblin Styx.
Said to be more ambitious than its predecessor in every department, Shards of Darkness takes the witty and nimble thief Styx, out of the shadows of Akenash and into a bigger world with more skills, a greater bestiary, and more intricate, vertical level design. According to Cyanide, Shards of Darkness benefits “from a larger production and better realization,” with a story complemented by cutscenes where Styx expresses his trademark wit, snark, and fourth wall breaking humor.
In the video, you will further learn why Styx is not the kind of character you’re used to playing, due to his size and lack of muscle. However, what Styx lacks in physical attributes, he makes up with wit, and as the play you will have to study the environment to find the best approach and tools to overcome your enemies.
You will also see how the little goblin adapts to your playstyle, meaning “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.” You can take advantage of Sty’x acrobatic prowess and rain down from above, or you can use your tools and abilities to totally avoid detection, the choice is yours.
Styx: Shards of Darkness is set to arrive March 14, 2017 on 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.
Below, you can check out the new video: