Styx: Shards of a Co-op Trailer

Posted on 03 Mar 2017 by
L Coulsen

As revealed last time, Cyanide have added a co-op option to the entirety of Styx: Shards of Darkness.

One of those drop in, drop out, spawn a clone of the main character and just go with it, types of affairs. But unlike some of the other examples of that approach, Cyanide have actually constructed the game, in such a way, that a second body opens up new gameplay options, and best of all, those same tactics are still available if you play alone, because Styx can shit out a clone of himself anyway.

Granted, they’re a bit more tricky to pull off on your own, because you can only control one character at a time. Meaning you have to have quick reactions when jumping back and forth between the two, but both Shards and it’s predecessor, Master of Shadows, had this style of gameplay underlayed as a fundamental part of the experience from the beginning. So adding in a second player was a natural progression.

Even if it does mean there are now two little green (well, player two is grey, but eh) gobshites running around being obnoxious, but this is Styx we’re talking about…double the Styx, triple the fuckery. Styx: Shards of Darkness will release on March 14th across all major platforms.


Official Press Release

Styx: Shards of Darkness – Cooperative assassination revealed in new trailer

Styx: Shards of Darkness, Cyanide Studio’s new Stealth game, arrives March 14th to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Today’s new trailer showcases how you and a friend can sneak your way through the game together, jumping, climbing, hiding, joking and killing together thanks to the game’s drop-in/drop-out coop mode.

At any time during your adventure, you are able to invite a friend to join your current session to sneak around with you for an alternative stealth experience. Two players opens up many more opportunities for clearing a level and reaching the objectives, but also doubles the risk of being spotted. Assassination partners must co-ordinate carefully in order to succeed!

Work together to create elaborate distractions, unleash dastardly synchronized assassinations, and run circles around larger enemies – every level and mission is playable in coop and will open a new array of gameplay possibilities.

Styx: Shards of Darkness comes March 14th, 2017 to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. You can preorder the game now at participating retailers and get bonus DLC.

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