Mirror’s Edge Catalyst Combat & Movement Detailed In New Gameplay Videos
EA has detailed the combat and movement for Mirror’s Edge Catalyst via a set of new gameplay videos.
Faith will be able to use gadgets to help her move through the cities, while using the new ‘Shift’ move to get a short burst of acceleration in any direction.
Build momentum to reach top speed and do daring jumps between rooftops or stylish slides through tight spaces. Use the new Shift move and get a short burst of acceleration in any direction. For a quick change of plan, use Quickturn for a rapid 180 or 90 degree turn.
Hit top speed quickly zipping down wire lines. Carefully balance on a ledge and transition smoothly to hanging from it. Run vertically and horizontally on any wall and use pipes to swing over gaps or around corners.
Faith needs little less than her running skills, martial arts knowledge, and determination to fight the oppression smothering the citizens of Glass. But a few pieces of hi-tech hardware will help her to traverse the city.
MAG ROPE & DISRUPTOR
Mag Rope – Latches on to specific points in the world, allowing for unique traversal and interaction opportunities.
Disruptor – This upgrade of the tech in Faith’s glove lets you disrupt and destroy KrugerSec and AI systems.
You don’t need a gun. Use your environment, your momentum, and your physicality to fight oppression.
String together Faith’s fluid attacks when engaging with KrugerSEC or other enemies. Combine light and heavy punches to force enemies off balance or to gain an advantage when they’re stunned. Use your environment when fighting to build Focus, and dish out Swift attacks to fight without losing momentum.
FLOW AND FOCUS
Build up and maintain Focus by maintaining movement and action. When Faith has Focus enemies can’t hit her, but losing Focus makes enemy attacks a greater threat to your health level. Once Faith focuses completely, she enters into Flow, a state of awareness that allows you to attack in new and more powerful ways.
Catalyst is the sequel to the original Mirror’s Edge, and will be released on May 24 (26th for EU) for PC, Xbox One, and PS4. The game will make use of EA’s Frostbite 3 Engine – the same engine that has been used for Star Wars Battlefront.