Cyanide and Focus Home Interactive have officially announced a sequel to the Styx: Master of Shadows video game, which will be titled Styx: Shards of Darkness. Styx, the goblin assassin, will return in a new stealth game. Focus and Cyanide are promising the new game will have an even bigger budget and bigger ideas. IN addition, the sequel will be powered by the Unreal 4 engine. In addition, the new game will apparently be built from the ground up.
The new game will delve deeper into a fully realized world and have a more complex narrative. Styx: Shards of Darkness has already been in development for the last six months. You can check out the first full screenshot below. One of the new mission areas is Korangar.
In terms of story details, an extraordinary matter has forced Styx out of hiding. Now he has to infiltrate Korangar, a city of the Dark Elves, that is supposedly impregnable. A diplomatic summit allows Styx to slip in unnoticed. However, the event is nothing more than a facade. The Elves are also joining forces with the Dwarves. The only thing both races have in common is a mutual hatred of the Goblins.
Some of the new game mechanics for Shards of Darkness include: grappling around corners, climbing ropes, and a trusty knife as a zip-wire. Cyanide and Focus are promising the game will feature unparalleled freedom of movement, along with refined stealth and assassination mechanics. The game is scheduled for a 2016 release for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC.