Hands up if you were expecting a sequel to Of Orcs and Men. Oh, put your hands down for goodness sake. You’re just being silly. Cyanide Studio’s fantasy RPG may have received a so-so reception from critics, but that hasn’t discouraged the Parisian developer from doubling down. In partnership with publisher Focus Home Interactive, Cyanide this week revealed that it is working on Styx: Master of Shadows.
As the title suggests, the action will centre around the goblin known as Styx, one of the two leads featured in the preceding game. According to the press material, this latest instalment will concentrate on “the arts of stealth, theft, and murder.” Hey, if murder and theft can be considered art, surely we can lay the ‘games as art’ debate to rest?
Notwithstanding the greater focus on stealth, Styx: Master of Shadows will retain a range of RPG elements, including the ability to earn experience and progress along six talent trees.
Styx: Master of Shadows is coming to PC in 2014.