Mirror's Edge Catalyst Showcases Movement and Combat

By Michelle Balsan, 6 months ago
The designers at DICE, the team behind the upcoming Mirror's Edge Catalyst, seem eager to prove that three month delay on the title is being well spent on additional development by showing off two new videos featuring the game's movement and combat.

Those who have played Mirror's Edge will likely tell you that its stand out feature was its movement, which was presented essentially as a linear stage that Faith could traverse using a series of parkour movements. Catalyst remains true to this ideal and has improved on it, as it has incorporated a new Shift move for a short burst of acceleration and a Quickturn for those moments when a speedy change of direction is required. Movement isn't restricted to simply Faith's hands and feet, however, as a pair of high-tech gadgets, the Mag Rope (essentially a hookshot) and the Disruptor (which allows Faith’s glove to "disrupt and destroy KrugerSec and AI systems") will both be available.


While its movement was frequently lauded, the combat in Mirror's Edge wasn't always quite as smooth, so the upcoming game seems to be making improvements in that area. These improvements largely come from motion, as moving perfectly through environments will allow Faith to enter a state known as Flow where she will be able to attack in "new and powerful ways."


Mirror's Edge Catalyst is set to release on May 24th on Xbox One. A closed beta was revealed last month and registration for it is still open if you have yet to sign up for your chance to participate.
Michelle Balsan
Written by Michelle Balsan
Michelle is the Assistant Manager of the Newshounds at TrueAchievements and has been a member of staff since 2010. When not contributing to gaming websites, she makes her living as a mild-mannered librarian. She can be compelled to play just about anything if there's a co-op component, and has been playing games with friends and siblings since the Atari 2600. As it's reportedly healthy to have hobbies outside of gaming, she also roots for some of the most difficult sporting franchises to root for, the New York Mets and New York Jets, but offsets that by rooting for the New Jersey Devils. She's also seen pretty much none of the movies you have, but she's working on that.