Mirror’s Edge is one of the most inventive games in recent memory and adopts an intense first-person perspective. Instead of relying on traditional shooting mechanics, the game evokes such a tense feeling due to the lack of weaponry. In Mirror’s Edge, you have to use your flexible parkour skills to evade enemies, and ascend various buildings. This results in an unbelievably unique experience and I’d love to revisit Mirror’s Edge with some kind of VR support. Although, I doubt this is for everyone and could easily cause some motion sickness. After a considerable amount of time, the game is finally receiving a sequel entitled, Mirror’s Edge Catalyst. To mark the sequel’s upcoming release on May 24th, EA has released a trailer showing the story and character interactions. The YouTube description reads:
“Faith Connors is a self-assured thrill-seeker and one of the best Runners in the city of Glass. But Faith’s carefree days are numbered. As she crosses paths with the evil Gabriel Kruger and the city’s oppressive Conglomerate, Faith finds herself running for something far more important.”
Also, the in-engine footage looks absolutely astonishing and I hope the final version isn’t downscaled in any way! Additionally, Faith is such a fantastic leading protagonist features superb voice acting. It’s great to see EA stick to the classic Mirror’s Edge formula which works so well, and hopefully the sequel lives up to people’s very high expectations. Honestly, I’m not overly keen on some of the other character voices, but this shouldn’t impact on the overall experience too much. Questions still remain though if the in-engine footage will represent the final gameplay especially on the current consoles. PC users should expect a good version given DICE’s reputation, although recent releases like Battlefield 4 were completely broken. There’s very few EA franchises which make me excited, but Mirror’s Edge is certainly one of them!