Instead of trying to make the player feel like they are part of the Syphon Filter universe by focusing on a player-created character, Dark Mirror once again puts players in the role of Gabe Logan, a black ops agent for a US agency that legally doesn?t exist. Gabe?s mission finds him tied up with a paramilitary group known as Red Section who is in possession of a next-generation weapon of mass destruction named Project Dark Mirror.
The demo kicks off with Gabe and fellow operative, Lian Xing, infiltrating a petroleum refinery in Alaska. His first objective is to open up a closed vent before the building pressure causes the entire plant to explode. As always, there is a catch since a sniper just happens to be standing right next to the switch. And, since no one is supposed to know Gabe is there, he has to eliminate him as quietly as possible.