Focus Home Interactive and Cyanide Studio announced a new stealth 'em up game called Styx: Master of Shadows, coming later this year and set in the world from Of Orcs and Men.
We got a chance to check out an early build of the game in action at a recent Focus Home showcase earlier this week, and things are looking very promising indeed, with the demo we were shown looking pleasingly open, the stealth and cover mechanics seeming to be very fluid in deed, and it appears as though the player will be given large amounts of freedom to achieve their objectives however they see fit.
Styx: Master of Shadows rather reminded me of a time when Hitman was about freeform assassinations and imaginative stealthing rather than spandex nuns, albeit with Codename 47 replaced by a centuries-old goblin.
To give you a better idea of what to expect, we've slung an offscreen video of the whole Styx: Master of Shadows presentation up on YouTube. It's less than ideal thanks to Amazon Prime's spectacular failure to deliver a new mic on time, so apologies for the background noise, and unfortunately the glare from the venue's strange, red lighting reflects a little in the TV screen, but you'll get an idea of what's in-store and you'll be able to read our Styx preview later today.
We've also put the freshly-released screenshots in below for good measure.