It can get a bit lonely being an assassin. Skulking around halls by yourself, slitting the throats of pesky guards; it’d be nice if you could call on a friend to help out in times of strife. Well, Focus Home Interactive and Cyanide Studio are promising co-op assassining in Styx: Shards of Darkness, with a new co-op trailer for their fantasy stealth game.
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At any time during Styx: Shards of Darkness, you can call upon a fellow goblin assassin to help complete a hit. While having a partner means a second pair of hands to hide bodies with, it also doubles your chances of being spotted by guards patrolling an area. Completing missions in co-op will take a fair bit of coordination, but a well trained duo should make quick work of any poor sap that gets in your way.
All missions in Styx: Shards of Darkness are playable via co-op, with players being able to drop in or drop out whenever they wish to. It’s probably best to run through the whole game with a dedicated partner, as random assassins made end up causing more harm than good.
When you factor in Styx’s ability to create a clone of himself to remotely scout areas and act as a walking distraction, you’ve got the potential for four heavily armed goblins running around, murdering guards and dissolving bodies. I hope you find foul mouthed pop culture references funny, as co-op also means double the quips from the grizzled goblin.
If you’re looking for some co-op stealth action, Styx: Shards of Darkness launches March 14 on Steam. If you pre-order ahead of launch, you get a 10% discount which knocks the price down to $35.99/£31.49, as well as access to the Akenash outfit and dagger.