'Styx: Shards Of Darkness' Trailer Uses Cinematics To Spotlight Stealth Abilities

Styx: Shards of Darkness
Styx: Shards of Darkness Photo: Focus Home Interactive

Styx: Shards of Darkness got a new trailer this week, featuring cinematics from the upcoming sequel to Styx: Master of Shadows, featuring the elven city featured in previous videos. There’s not much new here for longtime fans of the franchise, but it’s a decent introduction to the game’s protagonist if Styx: Shards of Darkness will serve as your introduction to the series.

The new trailer, officially titled “Shake That Shadow,” shows Styx, the goblin thief introduced in Of Orcs And Men , using his size and magical abilities to navigate a heavily fortified elven city. All of the usual skills are on display, from his ability to spawn temporary clones to environmental traps, along with many of the magical abilities introduced in Styx’s first solo adventure. There don’t appear to be any new additions to the goblin’s repertoire; however, the trailer certainly suggests Cyanide is giving players more opportunities to confound, isolate and eliminate their enemies in Styx: Shards of Darkness. And it’s not like a thief who can become invisible really needed that many more tools to begin with.

If there’s one thing we can take away from the new trailer, it’s that Styx seems to be a much more proficient killer in Shards of Darkness . Most of the level design in Master of Shadows encouraged players to avoid violence whenever possible, but it looks like the game’s sequel will give players a bit more choice in that regard. Perhaps it’ll look something more like the gameplay we saw in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain?

For more on Styx: Shards of Darkness , take a few minutes to watch the trailer embedded at the top of the post. Then head down to the comments section and let us know what changes you’re hoping to see when Styx: Shards of Darkness hits PC and consoles in later this year.

Styx: Shards of Darkness is in development for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. The game debuts sometime this March.

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