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The New Mirror's Edge is Coming to PC Too

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:

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  • mortuum
    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
    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
    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
    Also, the comments section on articles is completely broken. I can't comment unless I go to the forums.
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  • manitoublack
    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
    10955567 said:
    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
    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
    Now only if Ubisoft will release "The Division" game to PC, that looked fantastic.
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  • It's going to be only on Origin, so that's a immediate no-sale for me.
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  • rozz
    Bring on the motion sickness!
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