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See a goblin puke into a drinking fountain in the new Styx: Shards of Darkness trailer

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Styx: Shards of Darkness, the stealth game about a goblin who steals things and murders people, was announced last fall and intended to be out later this year—probably not too far from now, actually. Thanks to a move from Unreal 3 to Unreal 4, however, it won't actually make it to release until early in 2017. 

"This update has brought so much to the Styx series, from graphical enhancements to new gameplay mechanics and features," Patrick Pligersdorffer, CEO of developer Cyanide Studios, explained. "The engine transition has required some time for our team to adapt to. We're dedicated to providing the best stealth experience possible for players, so in agreement with our publisher Focus, we are delaying the game until the first quarter of 2017."   

To soften the blow, Focus Home released a new gameplay trailer showing off the Port of Karrangar level and some of Styx's unique skills, among them teleportation and the ability to poison guards by vomiting into their drinking water when they're not looking. Watching guys get booted off the edges of cliffs is fun, too. It reminds me of Dark Messiah, and any game that can do that is off to a good start. More information about Styx: Shards of Darkness is up at styx-game.com

Andy Chalk
Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.