In Styx: Shards of Darkness, our favorite little (expletive deleted) learns that there are things more delectable than amber for a goblin. Things like a whopping boatload of amber! The elves have unleashed the power of quartz and Styx has been contracted to steal it. However, because Styx is such a miserable little (expletive deleted), the direct approach is not a viable option.
In Styx: Shards of Darkness, our lovable goblin has all the tricks and skills he possessed in Master of Shadows and then some. The enemies are bigger and/or smarter this time around, so Styx has decided to employ some help. For the heist of the century, you usually need assistance; Styx: Shards of Darkness offers online co-op so that you and a friend can can be twin pieces of . . . goblin poop.
Cyanide Studio has spared no expense in making their smallest character a very big deal. Five different skill trees await you to customize Styx the way you wish to play. There is of course stealth, along with alchemy, kill, cloning and perception. Develop the skills you want and play the way that best suits you. At the end of the day, all that matters is that you get that quartz if you want that amber. By any means necessary, ya know what I mean?
The wait is almost over. Styx: Shards of Darkness will be available on PC, PS4 and Xbox One both digitally and physically on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. There is no PS4 pricing available as yet, but I would guess that it matches the Xbox One price of $49.99. Steam players can get the game for $39.99 with a 10% discount ($35.99) during the pre-order period. All Pre-orders will get the Akenash set, granting you Styx' garb and weapon from the first game.