Clones Attack in New Styx: Master of Shadows Video

By Jonathan Barnes, 4 years ago
Having already brought you two videos (an announcement trailer and a gameplay trailer) that showed off Cyanide Studios' upcoming infiltration/RPG title, Styx: Master of Shadows, it further serves to bring you one more, this time featuring the "cloning" power that can help you lure guards away from patrol points and to their dooooooooooom.

Those unfamiliar with Cyanide's Of Orcs and Men might not be familiar with Styx the Goblin:

Styx is a Goblin two centuries old... the very first of all the Goblins, he's a master in the arts of stealth, theft, and murder. The depths of the miles-high Tower of Akenash, where Humans and Elves hide and protect the Tree, the source of the Amber, are the best chance Styx has of quickly amassing a small fortune and, perhaps, discover more about his true origins along the way.
The regurgitated clone is just one of four "Amber-fueled" powers (along with seven skill trees) that will be at your sneaking, slicing, and stealing disposal in Master of Shadows. Each of these powers depletes Amber (the game's mana/magic mechanic) that is scarce in the world, so planning will be necessary as you explore the Tower of Akenash.

As you've probably noticed from the trailers, Master of Shadows is going to bank on verticality to expand its levels. Ascending the aforementioned Tower of Akenash, Styx will take on human guards as well as magical Elves, huge Orcs and "other, stranger creatures". Cyanide has promised that the game's enemies will adapt their behavior dynamically and that there will be multiple pathways and tactics that will allow gamers to succeed (or fail) in different ways.

While we don't have a release date for Master of Shadows, the developer and publisher have promised another video next week.

Styx: Master of Shadows is set for a digital release on the Xbox One in October.
Jonathan Barnes
Written by Jonathan Barnes
Jonathan has been a news/views contributor since 2010. When he's not writing reviews, features, and opinion pieces, he spends his days working as an informal science educator and his nights as an international man of mystery.