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Styx: Master of Shadows trailer reveals October release for the gobliny stealth game

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I've written about Styx: Master of Shadows before now (opens in new tab) , and I find myself more interested every time Cyanide and Focus Home release a new bit of footage. It's important to keep Cyanide's previous games (opens in new tab) in the equation, but I like what they're trying to achieve with Styx's seemingly rather open and tongue-in-cheek approach to stealth. A bit of humour and a few new tricks can go a long way.

Having said that, there's not much of that humour in evidence in the following trailer, which focuses on stealthy kills and shadowy clambering to give an overall sense of what the game involves. We do, however, learn that Styx is due to 'step out of a shadows'—it's a stealth game, do you see—this October, though no specific date was offered beyond that.

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.