Styx: Shards of Darkness Available Today for PC and Consoles

Styx: Shards of Darkness Available Today for PC and Consoles

March 14, 2017 - Styx: Shards of Darkness, the stealth game from Cyanide Studio, releases today on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC! Players will take control of the agile goblin thief Styx as he assassinates, sneaks, and snarks his way across an immense dark fantasy world filled with deadly secrets and enemies. Watch the game’s launch trailer for a taste of Styx’s abilities, quick acrobatics, and even quicker tongue!

Styx’s latest adventure sees him making an unexpected deal with a mysterious human officer named Helledryn – and she’s got a job with far higher stakes than anything he’s tackled before. He must steal an ambassador’s scepter, which has attracted the interest of several nefarious (and goblin-hating) parties. As a reward for completing this dangerous mission, he’s promised a mountain of magical Amber, the source of Styx’s power and a substance he’s hopelessly addicted to. It’s not long before our green-skinned thief gets stuck in a web of intrigue and assassination.

Master the verticality and non-linearity of Styx: Shards of Darkness’ open environments with an array of tools and abilities. Struggling to bypass a heavily guarded entrance? Scout the path ahead using your amber vision, distract the guards with a controllable goblin clone, then emerge from temporary invisibility to stab them in the back! Styx will always have a wide range of dastardly creative methods for completing his objectives – and if you join a friend in the drop-in co-op, you’ll discover even more ways to unleash chaos!

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 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. 

Key Features

  • 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 releases today on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

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), the video game adaptation 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.
If you want to learn more about Cyanide Studio: 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, Mordheim, Space Hulk: Deathwing, Call of Cthulhu - the official video game, and many more. More information about the company at: http://www.focus-home.com

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