In an interview with Polygon, DICE has confirmed that one of Mirror’s Edge’s complaints won’t be returning in Catalyst.
Gun combat won’t feature in Mirror’s Edge Catalyst, meaning that players won’t be able to use or even pick up guns. Instead, the game’s combat system will focus on melee elements.
“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. 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.” – Senior Producer Sara Jannson
Mirror’s Edge Catalyst was this week confirmed for release on February 23rd 2016 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. If you missed the trailer, check it out here.