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Mirror's Edge DLC dated, priced

Mirror's Edge DLC dated, priced

The downloadable map pack for Mirror's Edge will go on sale at the end of this month for all platforms.

Electronic Arts has announced the release date and price for the Mirror's Edge downloadable content, confirming that the content will be available on the PC platform as well as the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

The downloadable pack was formally announced back before Christmas and will consist solely of new Time Trial and Race maps. There'll be seven of the former, nine of the latter included in the pack.

If you're looking forward to more skyscraper-climbing and cloud-touching brilliance though then you may have to check your expectations at the door; EA has shown that the new levels will be heavily stylised, abstract structures floating in space. The idea is to break away from any limitations that a conventional city layout might impose on ideal level design. You can check out a trailer for the levels at the official Mirror's Edge site.

The pack will be released on all platforms on the 29th of January, costing 800 MS points on Xbox Live, or $10 USD / £6 GBP for the PlayStation 3 and PC platforms.

PlayStation 3 owners also get an extra map as part of a special deal with Sony, though what that map will be isn't exactly clear just yet.

If you've not checked out the game just yet then you can see our Mirror's Edge Xbox 360 and Mirror's Edge PC reviews for more information.

Mirror's Edge PC will go on sale this Friday, so if you're planning to pick up a copy then why not let us know in the forums?

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reflux 14th January 2009, 11:25 Quote
Eh? PC gamers have to pay for it? M$ can &%$& off.
CardJoe 14th January 2009, 11:37 Quote
...Everyone has to pay for it. That's why it's optional content. ?
Gunsmith 14th January 2009, 12:01 Quote
pc gamers paying for addon is going to go the same way of games for windows live asking us to pay for online.

aint gonna happen.
CardJoe 14th January 2009, 12:04 Quote
PC based expansions have been around for a long, long time. This is nothing new or incomprehensible.

And Live doesn't ask for online pay.
Mentai 14th January 2009, 12:22 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by CardJoe
PC based expansions have been around for a long, long time. This is nothing new or incomprehensible.

And Live doesn't ask for online pay.

It used to. And then it was free. Hopefully the same here? :D
steveo_mcg 14th January 2009, 12:28 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by CardJoe
PC based expansions have been around for a long, long time. This is nothing new or incomprehensible.

And Live doesn't ask for online pay.

Yeah but this sounds like a map pack not an expansion pack. I guess we're all spoiled by valve releasing map packs for free however I for one intend to remain spoiled, £6 for a map pack, your all right.

Live did ask for funds, no one paid now its free, go figure.
Gareth Halfacree 14th January 2009, 13:03 Quote
Whenever I see a headline that says "product_x dated," my first reaction is "Oh, it looks old-fashioned? Perhaps I won't bother."
wuyanxu 14th January 2009, 13:26 Quote
still need to get my hands on it.....

how come PS3 gets a free extra map? that's just balls.

is there a map editor for PC version, to let the real community grow!
Redbeaver 14th January 2009, 16:35 Quote
im not paying $10 for some extra maps.

but ill be playing it, oh u can be sure on that.
raGe82 14th January 2009, 17:42 Quote
This mappack remindes me of Defrag mod for Quake3. A lot of maps in different styles and environments just to have some fun. Still I'm not sure if it's worth "some" money, especially that community maps are usually "the best of the best" (ofcourse not all of 'em).
Omnituens 14th January 2009, 18:45 Quote
Why pay for it - people will work out how to make the maps (and better ones) themselves for the PC.
Lilliput King 14th January 2009, 23:45 Quote
Why are people making a fuss? Expansion packs have been around for ages. I just can't help but feel people resent anything Microsoft/EA attempt to do these days, even if it doesn't involve eating children.

Also DLC itself has had fairly bad press from the get-go, though I'd say thats deserved -

Horse Armour? Come on...

Oh and Dead Space's "Red Armour." Kind of reeks of desperate money grabbing. Might be a good idea for canny marketing execs to advertise this extra content as "expansion packs" instead, to distance themselves from Bethesda's folly.
LordPyrinc 15th January 2009, 04:07 Quote
Well, the link for the official Mirror's Edge site made me laugh a little. The top of the page says "PLEASE SELECT YOUR COUNTRY". Apparently, the U.S. flag represents the country of North America. I wasn't aware of us absorbing both Canada and Mexico in the past day or so.
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