Cyanide Studios has released a new Styx: Shards of Darkness video today, and this one shows us how a goblin like Styx exists in the game’s world. If you’ve played Styx: Master of Shadow, then you’ll know Styx isn’t some brute who can wallop enemies in an instant. He’s more of a crafty little bugger that has to use stealth to dispose of foes.
Cyanide Studio, developers of Styx: Shards of Darkness, today share in video how they envisioned and gave life, personality and soul to the main lead of their game, the witty goblin Styx.
More ambitious than its predecessor in every department, 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 supplemented by cutscenes in which Styx expresses his trademark wit and snark – get a sneak peek at his sarcastic, fourth wall breaking humor 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.
Make sure to go check out our Master of Shadow review and see why we awarded it an 8/10.
Styx: Shards of Darkness will be available this March 14, 2017 for the PS4, Xbox One and PC. Stay tuned to our review leading up to the game’s release.