During EA’s gamescom press conference, the publisher revealed a brand new look at Mirror’s Edge Catalyst gameplay. Once again, it showcases protagonist Faith doing a lot of jumping, crashing, running and kicking!
Oh, yes, there’s a TON of kicking. Faith kicks someone in the face, to the body, to break through glass and more. The game does a good job of showing the violence in the game without relying on guns. Aside from that, the usual parkour moves are in the game, but with more visual flair.
Here’s a little bit about the backstory straight from the press release:
In this first Mirror’s Edge Catalyst gameplay trailer, experience the moment where Faith begins her rise from a carefree runner to the hero the city needs. Playing in first person allows players to feel her fluid movement, combat and power.
At the beginning of the game, Faith is released from juvenile detention, and her long-time mentor, Noah, has welcomed her back to the Runner’s lair. He now trusts Faith enough to give her a true Runner’s job. She is tasked to break into the Elysium building in the Downtown district to find a terminal where she can get access to important information. However, things don’t go as planned as Gabriel Kruger makes an unannounced visit to the facility…
Mirror’s Edge Catalyst seems to be on the right track to success, which we’ve talked about in our hands-on preview. The game will ship in February 25, 2016 for the PC, Xbox One and PS4.