New Mirror’s Edge Catalyst Videos Show Traversal and Combat, Gameplay Info Leaps Out

March 3, 2016Written by Alex Co

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Those looking forward to Mirror’s Edge Catalyst will be glad to know that a deluge of info and footage has been released today that covers not only the game’s traversal mechanics, but its combat as well. Not only that, but even the in-game gadgets, attack types and more are discussed as well.

MOMENTUM
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.

TRAVERSAL
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.

GADGETS
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.

COMBAT
You don’t need a gun. Use your environment, your momentum, and your physicality to fight oppression.

ATTACK TYPES
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.

Combat:

Traversal:

In development by DICE, Mirror’s Edge Catalyst will be out on the PS4, Xbox One and PC this May 24. Needless to say, I know a lot of people are looking forward to it, and I’m one of ’em. I mean, check out the sweet gameplay footage above and try not to be hyped.

[Source: Mirror’s Edge]