Electronic Arts has revealed a breathtaking gameplay trailer for Mirror's Edge Catalyst during their Gamescom press event which can be viewed below:
Mirror's Edge Catalyst removes the ability to use guns
The first Mirror's Edge, while it did not rely on gunplay, the player was given the option to use guns if the opportunity presented itself. Mirror's Edge Catalyst, takes away that option.
Senior producer Sara Jansson told Polygon:
"In Mirror's Edge Catalyst, you won't be using any guns at all,"
"We've completely removed that aspect of the game. You can't even pick them up."
EA and developer DICE have created a new combat system that emphasizes melee combat, and Jansson continues:
"Faith will fight, but she doesn't kill,"
"Now the fighting is more of an extension of the movement. It builds on the flow. It fits a lot better with the game mechanics. When Faith is in flow, when she stitches together move after move without failing and keeps her momentum going, she's actually invulnerable to bullets. That can keep her out of harm's way. It's only when she stops that she can get hurt."
Mirror’s Edge Catalyst will be available on February 23, 2016, at retail and for digital download on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system and Origin for PC. We will bring you any new information on Catalyst from Gamescom as soon as it becomes available