This latest video for the upcoming stealth infiltration game from Cyanide Studios, Styx: Master of Shadows, deals with the rather sticky subject of getting caught.
Styx: Master of Shadows will be released for PS4, Xbox One and PC this October.
Even though Styx is a gifted goblin – with six base skill trees, and one special tree to subvert, assassinate and sneak past the enemies – his journey through the Tower of Akenash definitely won’t be a cakewalk. Enemies react promptly to the goblin’s presence: stick your nose out of the shadows for half a second too long, make too much noise slicing the throat of a guard or bumping a piece of furniture you did not notice, and they will come investigate, search for you under tables, inside any containers or chests you may be hiding in, and call in other guards for help depending on their level of “alertness”.
We have also previously seen that Styx is gifted in the arts of amber magic: amber vision, cloning himself, and even good-old fashioned invisibility. Yet, while these useful skills might save his skin in dangerous situation, they will drain his precious reserves of Amber, which is scantily scattered throughout the Tower of Akenash. As such, special skills will have to be used with great care, especially when it comes to turning invisible: it drains amber extremely quickly – and even then, not every enemy will be fooled by such… transparent tricks.
When cornered, you will be able to parry yourself out of a situation… however, this is definitely not a silent option, and if you find yourself facing even just a few enemies at once, you’re goblin toast. Purists will even be able to select the Goblin Mode difficulty, which means that whenever Styx is caught, he has no chance to fight back. Instead, he’ll be shot, strangled, hammered, or sliced into pieces the second he’s in range and noticed…