Styx: Shards Of Darkness graphics screenshot

While a Goblin might not be the most... relatable of protagonists, there is no denying that Styx is a true master of stealth. His diminutive size and wast arsenal of tools are more than enough to handle any situation, as you'll soon realize with the most recent Styx: Shards of Darkness developer-guided gameplay video.

If you're a fan of stealth games, especially those that allow you a great degree of freedom when it comes to accomplishing your goals, then I would fully recommend you give the video a watch. The original Styx game was quite excellent, and from what I'm seeing so far the sequel is shaping up to be even better! Anyway, here's the video:

While this has absolutely nothing to do with the game itself, am I the only one that finds it hilarious how Styx's dagger lights up bright orange in order to tell him that he's fully enveloped by shadows? The guards might not be able to see the sneaky Goblin lurking in the corner, but I have my doubts that even the dumbest of guards would somehow be able to ignore a magically moving orange dagger!

That little bit of silliness aside, I must admit that Styx: Shards of Darkness is really breaking all of my expectations... and I mean that in the best of ways. The world is much more vibrant and colorful than before, the areas are just as open and explorable as they ever were, and most importantly, all of the gameplay feels incredibly smooth. To put it simply, Shards of Darkness has the potential in it to become a truly amazing stealth game!

Whether that will actually end up being the case or not, its a bit difficult to tell right now, but we won't have to wait for too long in order to find out as Styx: Shards of Darkness will be releasing in early 2017. You can find out more by heading over to the official website.

Styx: Shards of Darkness giant worm screenshot