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EA and DICE reveal Mirror's Edge 2 is in development

EA and DICE reveal Mirror's Edge 2 is in development

Faith looks to star again in Mirror's Edge 2.

EA and DICE took to the stage at E3 to announce that a new version of the free-running FPS, Mirror's Edge, is in the works.

Mirror's Edge 2 looks to be a prequel to the original game with the footage shown at the event revealing the protagonist, Faith, being tattooed with tattoos that she already has in the first game.

Little else about the story was revealed, except that it appears to take place in the same city as the first game.

In terms of gameplay, it appears to be classic Mirror's Edge with an emphasis on getting from one place to another as quickly as possible, rather than fighting your way through: there's the same small number of hand-to-hand combat moves but little else.

Writer of the original Mirror's Edge, Rhianna Pratchet, revealed that she won't be writing the new game, and that she hadn't even been asked, which is a shame considering the high quality of the writing in that game.

Ironically, given the game's stark graphical style, it didn't immediately leap out as being 'next-gen', from the short sections of indoor action that were shown. However, with a release date described as "when it's ready", the game will almost certainly be up to the standards of other titles aimed for release on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

Excited by the prospect of a new Mirror's Edge or - like me - are you worried that they can surely only harm the memories of such a superb original.

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GravitySmacked 10th June 2013, 22:37 Quote
I'm so pleased to see Mirrors Edge 2 has been officially announced; I can sleep easy tonight.
djzic 10th June 2013, 23:16 Quote
Great to hear, loved the original and have been waiting for this!
Stanley Tweedle 10th June 2013, 23:29 Quote
Oculus edge 2.
Pliqu3011 11th June 2013, 00:43 Quote
Looks good. More Mirror's Edge is always good.
Now let's hope it's not console exclusive… and that they won't ruin it with heaps of QTE's and obligatory shooting galleries…
r3loaded 11th June 2013, 06:56 Quote
Nah they can only improve it. They knew the last game was rushed out and they made a point of saying it'll be released when ready.

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BentAnat 11th June 2013, 08:19 Quote
This is to me vapourware until I have it.
I LOVED Mirror's Edge, then ME2 was cancelled (AFAIK). Now it's on again... sounds like DNF or (dare I utter the name) Beyond Good & Evil to me
Draksis 11th June 2013, 08:24 Quote
It's not the release date I'm worried about, but rather who is working on the project. That will lead it down some very different paths. I mean for all we know the game could end up being a multiplayer death-match heavy game with a decent, yet thin, and short single player aka COD.

Just saying - WAY too early to say if they going to greatly improve or greatly destroy this IP.

/2cents
Andy Mc 11th June 2013, 19:47 Quote
F**K YEAH!
AlienwareAndy 11th June 2013, 19:51 Quote
Seriously, Eric Shaun actually stirred when I watched that.

E3 isn't a failure after all !

The first one had the harshest learning curve I've ever seen in a game, but OMG it was so rewarding when you were running along walls hundreds of feet above ground level.

I would say the first one was an experience, more than a game. Just jaw dropping from start to finish.

I really am excited about this as you probably guessed :)
ssj12 11th June 2013, 20:06 Quote
hope to see PC release
LennyRhys 11th June 2013, 20:07 Quote
In all honestly I don't think many games have come close to the visual impact of ME... in fact, I don't think any have. It's unique.

Trailer?

s97B97dIpDQ
AlienwareAndy 11th June 2013, 22:31 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by LennyRhys
In all honestly I don't think many games have come close to the visual impact of ME... in fact, I don't think any have. It's unique.

Trailer?

s97B97dIpDQ

Do you remember the bit where you stood looking down the waterfall thing?

There were so many moments in ME it was unreal.
GravitySmacked 11th June 2013, 22:53 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by LennyRhys
In all honestly I don't think many games have come close to the visual impact of ME... in fact, I don't think any have. It's unique.

So true, I've been using Mirrors Edge wallpapers since it was a thing; the art style is just amazing ;)
yougotkicked 11th June 2013, 23:20 Quote
I love the original ME to death. I've logged over 200 hours on it, I've got a hand full of top 100 time trial scores, and I can beat the core game in under an hour (that is, if I don't stop to marvel at the scenery). The prospect of #2 finally getting made excites me to no end.

There's always the chance it will be a disappointment, but the worst it can be is a game I don't enjoy playing, and if done properly it could be one of the best games made in years.
forum_user 12th June 2013, 20:30 Quote
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Originally Posted by Stanley Tweedle
Oculus edge 2.

O M G yes!
erratum1 12th June 2013, 20:42 Quote
Another fan of the original...i've completed it so many times it's good but short.
GravitySmacked 12th June 2013, 22:02 Quote
Mirrors Edge 2 wallpapers as found on Reddit earlier

http://imgur.com/a/FPHwK
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