Styx: Shards of Darkness unveils his accolade trailer!

Styx: Shards of Darkness, released on March 14 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. The game has received a warm welcome from press and players across the world! Today, we are happy to unveil the gameÂ’s Accolade Trailer– a video that features the acid wit of our goblin assassin, and the game elements that seduced both journalists and players.

Styx: Shards of Darkness is available at retail and for download on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. 

Posted on March 24, 2017 .

Styx: Shards of Darkness unveils Launch Trailer before its release next week

Styx: Shards of Darkness, the Stealth game from Cyanide Studio, releases today on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC! Players will take control of agile goblin thief Styx, as he assassinates, sneaks and snarks his way across an immense, dark fantasy world filled with deadly secrets and enemies. Watch the game's lively launch trailer for a taste of Styx's abilities, quick acrobatics, and even quicker tongue!

Styx's latest adventure sees him making an unexpected deal with a mysterious human officer named Helledryn – and she's got a job with far higher stakes than anything he's tackled before. He must steal an ambassador's scepter, which has attracted the interest of several nefarious (and goblin-hating) parties. As a reward for completing this dangerous mission, he's promised a mountain of magical Amber, the source of Styx's power and a substance he's hopelessly addicted to. Of course, it's not long until our green-skinned thief is stuck in a web of intrigue and assassination! 

Master the verticality and non-linearity of Styx: Shards of Darkness' open environments with an array of tools and abilities. Struggling to bypass a heavily guarded entrance? Scout the path ahead using your amber vision, distract the guards with a controllable goblin clone, then emerge from temporary invisibility to stab them in the back! Styx will always have a wide range of dastardly creative methods for completing his objectives – and if you join a friend in the drop-in coop, you'll discover even more ways to unleash chaos!
The game will be available from Tuesday March 14 on consoles and PC

Posted on March 24, 2017 .

The Making of a Goblin

Today we share in video how we envisioned and gave life, personality and soul to the main lead of their game, the witty goblin Styx.
More ambitious than its predecessor in every department, Shards of Darkness takes our nimble thief out of the shadows of Akenash and into a bigger world with more skills, a greater bestiary, and more intricate, vertical level design. Shards of Darkness benefits from a larger production and better realization, with a story supplemented by cutscenes in which Styx expresses his trademark wit and snark - get a sneak peek at his sarcastic, fourth wall breaking humor in this video!

YouÂ’ll learn why Styx is not the kind of character you're used to playing, and how his wits outweigh his weaknesses. As a goblin, direct confrontation is the best way to kick the bucket, so youÂ’ll have to study your environment to find the best approach and tools to overcome your enemies.

Discover how this “ugly little green character” adapts to your playstyle, as “you can be the guy that goes in and out through the level getting every item, or the sneaky one who never raises any alarm.” Take advantage of Styx’s acrobatic prowess and rain down from above, or use your tools and abilities to totally avoid detection – it’s entirely up to you. No matter how you play, he’ll be there for the entire journey, criticizing not only the player, but his creators too!

Styx: Shards of Darkness comes March 14th, 2017 to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC! You can preorder the game now on STEAM to get exclusive access to the Akenash set, donning the outfit and dagger from Styx's first adventure.

Posted on February 28, 2017 .

Lovecraft twisted universe comes alive in Call of Cthulhu's latest trailer!

Developed by seasoned studio Cyanide, Call of Cthulhu for consoles and PC is an RPG-Investigation game blending psychological horror and stealth mechanics, in a deeply immersive world with an oppressive atmosphere. Today ushers in a new trailer, depicting protagonist Pierce’s submersion into the depths of madness, as he investigates a mysterious death on Darkwater Island, Boston. 

A Private Detective, Edward Pierce is a mission to find the truth behind the death of an acclaimed artist and her family on a backwater island. Pierce is used to trusting his instincts, but with whale mutilations and disappearing bodies, this is only the beginning as reality becomes skewed. As your investigation leads you closer to the sphere of influence of the Great Dreamer, you will start to doubt everything you see. You will have to find balance between your own sanity, and your determination in finding out what lurks in the shadows - as they say that madness is the only way that can bring you to the truth. 

Posted on January 19, 2017 .

STYX: SHARDS OF DARKNESS - ART OF STEALTH TRAILER

Use both magic and mayhem to infiltrate huge environments on the hunt for Quartz in Styx: Shards of Darkness!

In this new trailer, watch Styx subvert Elven defenses in a stealthy attack that sees him using throwing daggers, knives, traps and even chandeliers to distract and kill his enemies, and steal the coveted Quartz, a source of magical power.

Coming March 2017 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Preorder now to get exclusive access to the Akenash set, donning the outfit and dagger from Styx's first adventure: http://www.styx-game.com/shop

Posted on January 16, 2017 .

STYX: SHARDS OF DARKNESS - FIRST GAMEPLAY VIDEO AND Q1 2017 RELEASE

Originally expected for the end of this year, Styx: Shards of Darkness will finally arrive in Q1 2017 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Patrick Pligersdorffer, CEO at Cyanide Studio, explains, "With this new episode of Styx we updated our engine from Unreal 3 to Unreal 4. This update has brought so much to the Styx series, from graphical enhancements to new gameplay mechanics and features. 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." 

Developed with Unreal 4, Styx: Shards of Darkness, creeps into an ambitious new sequel with a host of new features! Today, we are unveiling the very first gameplay video of Styx: Shards of Darkness, where you can watch our goblin hero sneak, climb, swing, and kill through the Port of Korrangar on a mission offered by his latest shadowy client. This is the perfect opportunity to discover some of the new features and gameplay mechanics added to Styx's latest adventure. 

In search for the Ambassador's magical scepter stolen by a shape-shifting elf, Styx must infiltrate a diplomatic summit through clever use of the environment and new crafting abilities. A new feature, crafting, enables Styx to use more abilities, such as throwing a cocoon large distances enabling him to teleport into a newly hatched clone of himself. 

The series' lauded verticality returns, with many choices of routes and tactics to take throughout the level. Stick to the shadows on the ground, avoiding patrols, or turn to the walls and ceilings to sneak past or attack from above. Kill, or subvert; the choice is yours - just don't be seen! 

The leveling system returns expanded and enhanced. Using the magical power of Amber, Styx is able to turn himself invisible for a short period of time, and if you choose to upgrade this skill, it can even turn victims invisible while you go in for kills. By leveling up the assassination tree, Styx gets access to improved aerial kills, as well as the ability to kill an enemy from a barrel or box and stuff the body inside in a single, swift, move.

Styx's second adventure builds upon the foundations laid Akenash, with more fluid movement and climbing abilities, a richer story told with cinematics including an enhanced bestiary, and side-missions to complete for the sneakiest of goblins. 

Styx: Shards of Darkness comes out early 2017 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC! You can preorder the game now to get exclusive access to the Akenash set, donning the outfit and dagger of Styx's first adventure.

Posted on October 6, 2016 .

SPACE HULK: DEATHWING TRIGGERS ITS GAMESCOM TRAILER

Powered by Unreal 4, Space Hulk: Deathwing is a first person shooter with tactical elements set in Games Workshop's gritty Warhammer 40k Universe. In today's Gamescom trailer, witness the Deathwing squad inspired by the Battle Hymn of Vengeance (written by renowned 40k author Gav Thorpe), hold a last stand against a swarm of insurmountable Genestealers.

Play in coop with friends in a Dark Angels Terminator squad of the elite Deathwing, dispatched to eradicate the Genestealer threat on Space Hulk Olethros, a cluster of derelict ships and debris collected over years of war. Playable in single or multiplayer, lead your squad through xeno-infested ships and debris as you search for the source of ominous psychic disturbances.

Your Terminator and your squad can be customized - skills can be learned and levelled up, and you can choose a wide variety of ranged and melee weapons to bring in to the Space Hulk. During battle, command your team to hold choke points, hack into doors, and cover your advance. Nothing is as it seems in Space Hulk Olethros, and with a story co-written by acclaimed Dark Angels writer Gavin Thorpe, you can be sure that easter eggs are hidden around every corner.

Don the Terminator power armor and bring glory to the Emperor in Space Hulk: Deathwing when the game launches in November 2016 on PC!

Posted on August 23, 2016 .

BLOOD BOWL 2: THE UNDEAD TEAM ARRIVE IN TIME FOR STEAM MIDWEEK MADNESS!

Blood Bowl 2, the sequel to the video game adaptation of Games Workshop's famous board game that combines American football with the fantasy world of Warhammer, welcomes a new race on its pitch: The Undead. The monstrous new team with their fearsome “Regenerate” skill are available today on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

We remind you that PC/Mac Steam players of Blood Bowl 2 can still benefit from THE FOUNDERS INCENTIVE: If you purchase the game before their release, you will receive the Necromantic and the Nurgle teams for free.
The entire Blood Bowl franchise will be featured on Steam Midweek Madness this week! Get the classic game at 75% off! Blood Bowl 2 and its respective DLCs are also on sale, making it the perfect time to begin your new journey as an Old World coach.

The Undead Team

Death comes often for Blood Bowl players, and the souls of the most passionate sometimes rise up again to relive the scenes of their former glory. The Undead team, raised by the Liche-lords of the Old World, have the unique skill “Regenerate” which makes them very difficult to kill. They have incredibly agile players, the Ghouls and the Wights, but they are often too fast for their shambling, but fearsome, Mummy teammates to keep up.

Finally, two Star Players are joining the Undead: Ramtut III is a mighty and powerful mummy who has spent countless years on the pitch. Morg n' Thorg, someone who has faced Ramtut on the pitch and lived, happens to be his sworn nemesis. Vampire Count Luthor Von Drakenborg  carries impressive stats and the Hypnotic Gaze ability, and is one of our most fearsome Star Players yet!

Coming soon, the Necromantic and the Nurgle! Stay tuned, sports fans!

Posted on July 27, 2016 .

BLOOD BOWL 2: THE UNDEAD TEAM RISES TO THE OCCASION!

Blood Bowl 2 is the sequel to the video game adaptation of Games Workshop's famous board game that combines American football with the fantasy world of Warhammer. The new screenshots unveiled today showcase the upcoming Undead team and their deadly Players. They will be available, along with their own Starplayers, in the Undead DLC available late July for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC/Mac. 

We remind you that PC/Mac Steam players of Blood Bowl 2 can still benefit from the FOUNDERS INCENTIVE: Players will receive the Undead, as well as the Necromantic and the Nurgle teams for free, as long as they purchased the game before the races release. Also, Blood Bowl 2 is currently 60% off on Steam until July 4th. This is a perfect opportunity to get the game at an attractive price, and receive the coming races for free as soon as they are available. 

Last but not least, all the PC/Mac owners of Blood Bowl 2 will have access to a Beta next week featuring the upcoming Undead and several updates and improvements. For more information, make sure to follow Blood Bowl on Facebook and Twitter

The Undead Team

Death comes often for Blood Bowl players, and the souls of the most passionate sometimes rise up again to relive the scenes of their former glory. The Undead team, raised by the Liche-lords of the Old World, have the unique skill “Regenerate” which makes them incredibly difficult to kill. They have incredibly agile pieces, the Ghouls and the Wights, but they are often too fast for their shambling, but fearsome, Mummy players to keep up. 

Finally, two Star Players are joining the Undead: Ramtut III is a mighty and powerful mummy who has spent countless years on the pitch. Morg n’ Thorg, someone who has faced Ramtut on the pitch and lived, happens to be his sworn nemesis. Count Luthor Von Drakenborg the vampire carries impressive stats and the Hypnotic Gaze ability, and is one of our most fearsome Star Players yet! 

Soon to come, the Necromantic and the Nurgle! Stay tuned, sports fans!

Posted on July 8, 2016 .

GUINESS is the 2016 Blood Bowl 2 World Champion!

Congratulation to GUINESS and his Lizardmen team "Razzle Dazzle Rootbear" which defeated Mallak's Skaven with style - only 4 rats on their feet at the end of the match!

He wins the World Cup Play Off, as well as 4500$, the Blood Bowl ASUS Republic of Gamers beastly computer and numerous other prizes!

You can find the Twitch replay of the Grand Final HERE.

Posted on July 1, 2016 .