The news on Mirror’s Edge Catalyst has been slim over the past few months, but the developers at DICE want to change that with two new videos that showcase some of Faith’s new abilities.
The original Mirror’s Edge attracted players with Faith’s parkour-style movements. For the most part, DICE implemented the same mechanics in Catalyst along with the new Shift move, which provides a short burst of speed. The extra maneuver could help in situations such as leaping over large gaps or running away from enemies.
The Quickturn move also makes a comeback in Catalyst. In the first game, you made a quick 180-degree turn to change direction. In the new game, you can also make quick 90-degree turns, which could be vital while running in hallways or down narrow passages.
Faith relies on her martial arts skills to quickly take down enemies, but she can also grab an enemy’s gun to even the odds against her. For Catalyst, she has two new gadgets at her disposal. The mag rope latches onto certain objects and allows Faith to swing across great distances. She also has a disrupter device on her glove to disrupt communications on KrugerSec soldiers or even destroy drones throughout the world.
The Waiting Game
In the coming months, the team at DICE and its publisher, EA, will likely show off more content from Mirror’s Edge Catalyst. If you want a chance to check out the game before it launches, your best option is to sign up for the closed beta session. It will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, but a specific date for the beta has not been announced.