With Hitman and Dishonored behind us and no 2016 Assassins Creed release, we're having to look elsewhere to satisfy that urge of silently ending the life of a well-rendered enemy. It may stretch into early 2017, but Styx is returning for another outing, and there's a few new screenshots to prove it.
Making use of Unreal Engine 4, Styx: Shards of Darkness is headed to PC early next year. With the Akenash Tower falling, a surprising turn of events encourages Sytx to emerge from the shadows and head out to infiltrate the Dark Elves' city of Korrangar.
The sequel promises heaps of new enemies, environments and mechanics all hoping to refine the abilities and toolset introduced in the original Styx: Master of Shadows title. There's even going to be a co-op mode for goblin friends to sneak around and sink their blades into unsuspecting foes.
Still looking for your stealth fix? If you haven't played this year's HITMAN title, you probably should.
Coming from the folks over at Cyanide Studios, it's good to see them expand out of their cycling sim roots to craft their own franchise. Incorporating a crafting system into its sequel, Styx will be able to make use of the components stolen and looted from his targets.
Styx: Shards of Darkness is on track for a Q1 2017 release. Preordering will grant access to the Akenash set, allowing Styx to don his original garbs and dagger.