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The New Mirror's Edge is Coming to PC Too

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 15 comments

It's a new Mirror's Edge for a new generation.

During EA's press event on Monday afternoon, the company revealed a new Mirror's Edge from DICE. What I failed to miss during the show was that the game is not only heading to the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, but the PC as well using the Frostbite 3 engine. Currently it's in the early stages of development, so there's no release date for now. I'll ask more about that later during our 2-hour session with EA.

"Mirror’s Edge was first introduced in 2008 and fans quickly elevated the game’s heroine 'Faith' into a videogame icon. Gamers and critics worldwide praised its unique characters, highly stylized world and fresh take on first person action adventure," EA said on Monday. "The new Mirror’s Edge reboots the franchise for the next generation with advanced visuals and an all-new origin story for Faith."

"Like so many fans I fell in love with the original Mirror’s Edge," said Sara Jansson, Senior Producer of Mirror’s Edge at DICE. "I think it’s because it did things in a brave new way from the first-person park our inspired movement in a vertical environment to the unique art direction; all of this based in at stark dystopian setting that still feels too close for comfort. But perhaps the strongest element in Mirror’s Edge is its iconic heroine, Faith. In 2008, I was one of the millions of fans who connected with Faith. Today, I feel privileged to be leading the charge on a new Mirror’s Edge featuring one of gaming’s most inspiring and true heroines."

"As we embark on this new adventure, I ask that you be patient as we explore the best way to make Faith’s return as memorable and impactful as the original game," she added. "We are still in early stages of development and we don’t want to rush anything. We want to make sure we create an experience that lives up to high expectations and fully takes advantage of the next generation of systems."

Below are four screens from EA's press kit and the teaser trailer we saw during the press event:

Mirror's Edge

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    mortuum , June 11, 2013 11:13 PM
    One of the most under-rated games i know but one so brilliantly executed. Some hate it, some love it, i've heard mixed reviews and ratings but only one thing matters.

    It's a unique game, one of a kind, a rare breed among all the typical RPG/FPS out there that breaks off from the stereotypical "gaming worlds". I am really glad this title got some love.
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    DarkSable , June 12, 2013 12:32 AM
    YEEEESSSSS.

    I believe I was a cult follower of Mirror's Edge from the moment I set eyes on it. It can be hideously clunky sometimes, but most of the time it just... flows. It's one of those games that just pulls you in, and you enter it's own little world.

    I can only imagine that, developed on frostbite 3, that if the studio takes their time with it, this is going to end up being one HECK of a game.
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    pocketdrummer , June 12, 2013 1:54 AM
    I hated the first game. There's only so many times you can faceplant whilst being shot before you rage quit and play a game that allows you to fight back. I didn't feel like I was fighting the in-game enemies so much as the game mechanics themselves.
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    pocketdrummer , June 12, 2013 1:55 AM
    Also, the comments section on articles is completely broken. I can't comment unless I go to the forums.
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    manitoublack , June 12, 2013 2:25 AM
    I'm in. Loved the first game and the fact that you got a CD with all the music. Pity it'll be bound by Origin...
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    DarkSable , June 12, 2013 3:42 AM
    Quote:
    I hated the first game. There's only so many times you can faceplant whilst being shot before you rage quit and play a game that allows you to fight back. I didn't feel like I was fighting the in-game enemies so much as the game mechanics themselves.


    Yeah, the fighting sucked, but so what? You can make it through the entire game without shooting a gun.
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    lindethier , June 12, 2013 6:21 AM
    Loved the first game, although I never beat it. The setting and the art style were amazing, not to mention the game play felt new and was very fun.
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    soldier44 , June 12, 2013 7:58 AM
    Now only if Ubisoft will release "The Division" game to PC, that looked fantastic.
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    Mark McAllister , June 12, 2013 8:39 AM
    It's going to be only on Origin, so that's a immediate no-sale for me.
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    rozz , June 12, 2013 9:28 AM
    Bring on the motion sickness!
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    Mark McAllister , June 12, 2013 11:16 AM
    It's going to be only on Origin, so that's a immediate no-sale for me.
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    nitrium , June 12, 2013 1:58 PM
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    "What I failed to miss during the show"


    Presumably you mean "What I failed to see..." or "What I missed...", given that you hadn't reported it on Monday.
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    aoneone , June 12, 2013 5:26 PM
    This + Oculus Rift HD please! ^_^
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    RedJaron , June 13, 2013 12:51 PM
    The first game was well executed and truly unique, it's a shame it wasn't more commercially successful. I'm looking forward to this one, I just hope they keep it true to the first. First and foremost, Faith is a runner, an acrobat, not a fighter. Please don't make combat a bigger role in the sequel.
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    computertech82 , June 13, 2013 2:55 PM
    Unfortunately, with ea in charge, there will NOT be bug fixes, probably add-ons/dlcs in order to get the full game, and not part of a game, and of course, microtransactions for things required to enjoy the game.