Hi guys! Julien Desourteaux, Lead Level Designer at Cyanide, here with our brand new trailer for Styx: Shards of Darkness! Today we’re showing off our new co-op mode where two friends can stab and sneak their way through the world of Akenash.
Taking advantage of the extensive customization options in Styx: Shards of Darkness, you’ll be able use your save profile to bring your own unique Styx into a friend’s game. Having two players opens up many more options for clearing a level, but also doubles the risk of being spotted. Assassination partners must co-ordinate carefully in order to succeed!
To activate co-op mode, you need to set your game to accept co-op partners in your pause menu. You can invite friends or open it up to the public. When your partner finishes loading, you’re going to have to ‘summon’ him by vomiting him out. This process sacrifices half of your current health bars. Every time one of you dies, you will need to respawn in this way – it isn’t free! Before I forget, be careful when you decide to throw up your friend… the process is a little long, and it stops whatever you’re doing. Don’t do it unless you know you’re in a safe place.
Work together to create elaborate distractions, unleash dastardly duo assassinations, and run circles around giant bosses – every level and mission in the game is playable in co-op and every single skill, item, and piece equipment is available to use if you’ve unlocked it. Both players also have the ability to summon a clone, meaning up to four goblins can be active at once for maximum mischief!
Styx: Shards of Darkness comes March 14th 2017 on PS4, so get your thieving pants on! And don’t forget to bring a friend!
Rated Mature: Blood & Gore / Intense Violence / Sexual Themes / Strong Language