Your stealthy goblin is in for a fight in Styx: Shards of Darkness
Cyanide Studios today released some fresh screenshots from their upcoming stealth adventure title Styx: Shards of Darkness, the sequel to Styx: Master of Shadows. In addition to the screens, they shed some light on the fearsome factions you’ll encounter on your clandestine quest.
“One of the hostile factions you will meet in the huge underground city of Korrangar is composed of the Dark Elves.” said Cyanide Studios in today’s press release. “Dark Elves were previously Elves who had to live without any amber for multiple generations. Slowly, they have been turning into fanatic and bloodthirsty creatures. They became masters in Quartz fabrication, a new, much more dangerous, source of power. They are also experts at goblin hunting and the Exterminator Dark Elf is proof of that. He has honed his skills to perfection, and is able to flush out pesky creatures hiding in dark corners and hard-to-reach places with toxic bombs.”
As if the Dark Elves don’t sound bad enough, wait, there’s worse!
“If there’s an even more dangerous place than Korrangar, it would be Wildoran, the city of goblin hunters. Wildoran inhabitants are stout people wearing heavy armour – the powerful Dwarves. Styx is unable to breach their impenetrable defence, so you must innovate and adapt to disable or avoid them. Every dwarf also has a supernatural sense of smell, and is able to slowly track Styx as he moves from cover to cover. “
These are just a few of the types of foes that Styx will encounter during his journey through the shadows. Each of the game’s factions comes complete with numerous classes of enemies which Styx will need to dispatch by making use of all of his available tools including assassination, amber powers, talents and skills, equipment, and more.
Styx: Shards of Darkness is slated to be released later this year on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. Check out the latest screens in the gallery below.