Cyanide Studio and Focus Home Interactive announced today that Styx: Shards of Darkness got a free demo on PC today, and slashed the title’s price by 40% for the next week on Steam. The demo will be making its way to consoles soon; it will be available on Xbox One June 9, and on PS4 June 12.
This demo lets players sneak around the game’s tutorial level of Thoben, the City of Thieves. One can learn the basics of hiding, sneaking, assassinating and stealing while also getting to the experience the good level design, upgraded acrobatics, gadgets, and tools present in Styx: Shards of Darkness.
Upon completion of the demo, players can chose to upgrade to the full game, with the Steam version of the demo allowing players to keep and carry over their demo saves if they decide to purchase the full game on Steam, hence the large discount to entice new players. For those who want to know more about Styx: Shards of Darkness, which launched back in March, here is an overview and list of features straight from the game’s developers:
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 facade…
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.
- 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
Styx: Shards of Darkness is currently available on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.