Hi PlayStation.Blog! This is Guillaume from Cyanide, and I’d like to introduce to you the nimble assassination skills found in our infiltration game coming this October to PS4, Styx: Master of Shadows, showcased with our new tongue-in-cheek “Assassin’s Green” trailer.
Styx: Master of Shadows has a unique verticality that is ample throughout the gallows, alleys, courtyards and winding halls within the Tower of Akenash, and once you’ve mastered the skills at your disposal, a good player will be able to flow through the levels remaining undetected, carrying off awesome feats of stealthy murder.
Scale and prowl through the expansive and mysterious home of the World Tree, either subverting the guards, or quietly and invisibly disposing of them. Today’s gameplay video illustrates some of the Goblin’s skills, as he uses his stealth, weaponry, bold moves and smart use of the environment to get rid of the tower’s denizens.
Skill is richly rewarded in Styx: Master of Shadows, with the most skilled of players able to swing organically from level to level, path to path, unseen by foes guarding the way. Armed only with his trusted dagger, and very few throwing knives for dealing with “long-range” encounters, Styx relies more on his small scale and nimble athleticism to subvert those who seek to kill him. Remain aware, and use the environment to your advantage, and you’ll soon be able to dispatch the humans and elves, whilst remaining unseen.
Push people off ledges, pull them by their legs to the gallows, or leap from huge heights to slit their throats or stab them from their shoulders. Smother them silently, swing around from behind, or thrust throwing daggers into their skulls. Drop crates onto the toughest of enemies, or poison their drinking water. As violent as he is cunning, Styx’ best friend is his knife, and the shadows.
Most will survive with a slow pace and a keen eye, but do you have what it takes to become the most efficient Goblin infiltrator?
Styx: Master of Shadows launches on PS4 this October.