The official Killzone blog unveiled the OWL yesterday, calling it an “advanced hovering attack drone used exclusively by the Shadow Marshals to give them all kinds of tactical abilities in the field.” It works by attaching itself to the Shadow Marshal’s suit and awaits orders. If damaged, it returns to the suit to regenerate its health until another order is given. The idea, the post states, comes from wanting to give players more control over something “very technologically advanced” in the field.
The OWL can:
- Enter attack mode to target all enemies within range or a single enemy.
- Fire a zipline allowing the Shadow Marshal to cross from one point to another.
- Use its energy to deactivate all nearby electronics and stun humanoids.
- Wield an energy shield in front of the Shadow Marshal to stop projectiles from passing through.
We’ll bring you more on Killzone: Shadow Fall as it develops.