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: