In the city of Glass, information is power. When meeting enemies face to face, you want to be armed with the knowledge to exploit their weaknesses and maximize your advantages. In this post, you’ll learn about the different enemy types and some details to help prepare you for the fight against the ruling Conglomerate.
As always, Producer Jeremy Miller is standing by to give us all the information we need. Read on – you’ll know your enemy in no time.
What are the different types of enemies will Faith encounter?
- In the beautiful mid-hiCaste city of Glass, guns are seen as barbaric, disruptive, and unnecessary. In Mirror’s Edge™ Catalyst this is reflected in the enemies you will encounter.
- First, we have the Guardians. The most common face of KrugerSec to a well behaved employ. A constant reminder to the employs to closely follow Conglomerate policy and keep job performance high. Runners have been dealing with them for years and the Guardians offer little challenge to even a relatively new cabal member.
- The next level of training produces Protectors. An uncommon and uncomfortable sight for Employs as their presence is often associated with direct policy enforcement, a demotion, or even deportation to lower caste facilities.
- Resistant to damage and able to counter or retaliate against repeated attacks, their increased level of competence and protective gear make them a serious threat when found in groups.
What about organized resistance, or even riot control in the world of Mirror’s Edge Catalyst?
- There has been little to no overt resistance to Conglomerate rule in Glass since the November Riots. Still, KrugerSec has a class of units called Shock Protectors trained and ready to handle large groups or difficult employs or loCastes. Equipped with the Kinetic Pacifier, one or two can effectively corral large groups and force them to the ground.
- Shock Protectors are tough and extremely resistant to direct attacks. Keep moving and use your momentum to attack while traversing the environment. If you get stuck on the ground, shift away from their attacks and counter with a kick from behind. If you’ve unlocked “Stun Advantage”, you can take advantage of a stunned or stumbling Shock Protector by shifting in close and delivering a few quick punches before breaking away to rebuild your speed and keep out of range.
Who are the Enforcers?
- The Enforcers are the special tactics team of KrugerSec, trained in tactical positioning and high damage ranged combat. The Enforcers are however only lightly trained in close quarters fighting.
Used for external military purposes they have only been present in correctional facilities or as Gabriel Kruger’s personal bodyguards. This is about to change.
When in combat with the Enforcers, keep moving and keep your Focus high. Close distances fast and take them out quickly – ignoring them can be fatal. They are hesitant to fire near friendlies which can be used to your advantage.
What is the toughest enemy type Faith will encounter?
- That would be the Sentinel. They are the Elite level of KrugerSec and represent the highest trained enemy you will face. The training program is shrouded in secrecy but their effectiveness is undebatable. They keep employs safe – often from themselves.
- The Sentinels are fast, tenacious, and quick to deliver punishment. When facing a Sentinel, keep moving, do advanced traversal to build some distance, and attack from the air as much as possible to avoid being countered. Taking them on face to face is difficult as they can knock you off your feet with a single heavy punch before following up quickly with sequence of attacks designed to beat you into submission. The “Switch Place” move is extremely useful and can help level the playing field.
We hope this post has prepared you well to take on the forces of the Conglomerate when Mirror’s Edge Catalyst launches. Stay tuned for more articles about combat and other gameplay.
Sign up for the Mirror’s Edge Catalyst closed Beta for a chance to try out the gameplay before game launch*.