Guerrilla Games has detailed the new OWL drone that will be featured in the upcoming release of Killzone: Shadow Fall exclusively on the PlayStation 4.
As showcased on the official Killzone blog post, the OWL is an“advanced hovering attack drone used exclusively by the Shadow Marshals to give them all kinds of tactical abilities in the field. It attaches itself onto the Shadow Marshal’s suit until he gives it an order. When damaged, the OWL automatically returns and regenerates health until it receives an order again.”
In Killzone: Shadow Fall, the OWL will provide users with several different functions that will be accessed through the use of the PlayStation 4 Controller Touch Pad.
- Attack Mode orders the OWL to move to an area and attack anyone within range; alternatively, you can tell it to attack a single enemy directly.
- Zipline Mode gets the OWL to fire a zipline, allowing the Shadow Marshal to traverse incredibly quickly from point A to B.
- Stun Mode is similar to Attack Mode, but lets the OWL use up its energy to create an area-of-effect shock blast that turns off all nearby electronics and stuns humanoid enemies within range.
- Lastly, Shield Mode creates an energy shield right in front of the Shadow Marshal, allowing bullets/projectiles to pass through from his POV but stopping bullets coming in from the other side.”
Killzone: Shadow Fall is scheduled to be released as an exclusive PlayStation 4 launch title.