Get flipped off by a snarky goblin in latest Styx: Shards of Darkness trailer

Styx: Shards of Darkness

Have you met Styx, the sneaky, snarky goblin now starring his second game? If not, his recently-released stealth adventure has just got a new trailer, and it’s the perfect chance to meet the odious little creep. There’s a special surprise at the end for Terminator 2 fans.

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First appearing in the 2012 ARPG Of Orcs and Men, Styx was popular enough to get his own spin-off, Master of Shadows, in 2014. Now he’s back in Shards of Darkness.

The trailer does a great job of showcasing Styx’s personality (though that’s a debatably worthy goal given that he’s a bit of a jerk) and the kind of thing he can get up to in his new adventure. Mainly, that’s stealing, wise-cracking, and pushing people out of windows.

Shards of Darkness marks Styx’s debut on the Unreal 4 engine, and our own Jeremy Peel has taken a look at how that’s enabled developers Cyanide to step up their ideas. It’s well worth a read for anyone interested in engine technology, especially as it pertains to stealth games.

If you’re interested, there are more trailers and screens over on the Styx: Shards of Darkness Steam page, where it’s rated 89% positive. You can pick it up now for £34.99 ($39.99 US).