Stealth fans, pay attention.

Developer Cyanide Studios has announced a follow-up effort to last year's Styx: Master of Shadow . This sequel is called Styx: Shards of Darkness and will be published by Focus Home Interactive.

As the first title didn't exactly burn up the review charts , Cyanide promises "more ambition" and "bigger ideas" in the new project. First up, they've got a new engine in Unreal Engine 4, and players can expect fresh enemies, environments and control mechanics. This time, we'll have access to all sorts of nifty maneuvers, like rope-climbing and grappling. The game's first official screenshot is posted above. As for story, we'll get a "more complex narrative" and here's a snippet from the team:

"Following the fall of Akenash tower, an extraordinary matter has forced Styx out of hiding to infiltrate Körangar, 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… Moreover, the Elves have joined forces with the Dwarves, and the only thing both races have in common is a mutual hatred of the Goblins…"

Styx: Shards of Darkness is set to launch for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC some time next year.

Related Game(s): Styx: Shards of Darkness

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