Step Back Into the Shadows – New Styx: Shards Of Darkness E3 Trailer

Last year’s Styx: Master of Shadows may not have been a huge hit according to industry standards, but for Cyanide Studios, their goblinoid stealth game was a big enough success to warrant a return to the theme for another outing. The sequel, titled Styx: Shards of Darkness, just had its E3 trailer quietly revealed, which you can view above.

This time, the sequel will have Styx skulking his way through the winding Tower of Akenash, home to the source of amber, a golden elixir which increases the otherwise frail goblin’s powers.

Using the new Unreal 4 engine and promising larger environments (thanks to a bigger budget), Cyanide Studios promises a much more varied and open-ended style of gameplay than the previous title allowed.

No date beyond a simple “2016” placeholder has been mentioned, but a simultaneous holiday release for consoles and PC seems the most likely.



Carl is both a JRPG fan and a CRPG'er who especially loves European PC games. Even with more than three decades of gaming under his belt, he feels the best of the hobby is yet to come.

  1. CrimsonColossus
    June 13, 2016 at 2:25 pm

    Who needs that Dishonored dogshit when we have sublime, stealth supremacy like this? Give me moar.

  2. KissDisqus
    June 13, 2016 at 2:52 pm

    I never even heard of the first one

  3. Madbrainbox
    June 13, 2016 at 2:58 pm

    It’s a good stealth game.

  4. Sebastian Mikulec
    Sebastian Mikulec
    June 13, 2016 at 6:41 pm

    Do want.

  5. Immahnoob
    June 13, 2016 at 7:47 pm

    Ya know it, nigga.