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Mirror's Edge delay

Mirror's Edge Catalyst pushed back to May 2016

What's another few months?
Oct 29
// Darren Nakamura
Mirror's Edge Catalyst, the long-awaited reboot/sequel/whatever to 2008's Mirror's Edge is almost upon us. We've been sitting idly, hoping to play as Faith again for seven years. The wait just got a little bit longer. Catalys...

Mirror's Edge: Catalyst feels different to the first game, but still fun

Sep 30 // Joe Parlock
The demo for Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst started off with an exposition cutscene. I play as Faith (same protagonist as the first game), and am being released from a prison in the city of Glass (not the same city). If I don’t find employment within two weeks, I will be re-arrested and taken straight back to the slammer. The setup felt a lot more in-your-face than the subtlety the original game’s backstory had; gone is the covert government surveillance and governmental corruption, and in are the contact lenses which project advertising into your eye. But whatever, I had running to do and only 13 minutes of demo to do it in. After a short tutorial, I was let loose on a small area of the map. The area itself wasn’t too big, with the rest of the city available and open in the full release of the game, but it was still an order of magnitude bigger than any space I’d seen I the first game. It was almost daunting, being presented with such a big space when I was used to the linearity of the first game. I was given the choice of three different missions: I could hack a billboard to put my own pro-Runner propaganda up, I could deliver a memory stick for the criminal underworld (and fight a load of guards at the same time), or I could just race Icarus, my new runner buddy. The map system is nicely done, and it gives the game’s iconic runner vision a whole new lease of life. Faith’s ability to see where she needed to go in the world has always been designated by objects tinted red. Catalyst takes that originally fairly useless but still pretty effect from the linear first game and puts it to great use in this open world successor. A lot of previews of Catalyst have said the game feels more or less exactly like the first game. The controls have been retweaked slightly, but other than that I’ve been led to believe Catalyst just expands what the first game did. While that may be true for those who only played Mirror’s Edge a few times, I did notice some very big differences in how it felt to play. The biggest one is the entire thing felt kind of floaty. Jumps lasted longer, climbing over fences took longer, and a lot of your movements are based around getting higher in the space. For example, in the original game if you hit an object like a fence or a vent at the right height, you would quickly vault over it to maintain your momentum. In Catalyst, the vault is still there, but holding down the jump button (like I was used to in the original game) made me climb up onto the object and jump off of it to get a bit of extra height. It was a change that took a lot of getting used to, but once I had it opened up plenty of new routes for me. The cost of this new maneuverability is Catalyst doesn’t feel as grounded as Mirror’s Edge did. There was originally a lot of weight to Faith’s movements, and you couldn’t build up that much height without using bars or ledge, but in Catalyst it sometimes felt like gravity didn’t really matter to Faith, and that she’d float off away from Glass at the first chance she was given. Another major difference to Catalyst is the massive changes to combat. The new combat is built around maintaining flow and momentum, rather than having to stop and do a lot of punching like it was in the first game. It all seems to be context-sensitive as well; when I was nowhere near any guards, pressing the attack buttons would do absolutely nothing. So does this new system actually let you incorporate combat into your flow? Not really. It feels so much better than the first game, for sure. I wasn’t pissed off when I had to fight, and it was incredibly cool pulling off the cinematic takedowns. It’s fun, but it still has the problem of stopping you dead in your tracks. One positive thing is triggering attack animations extended my jumps too, and even saved me from one point where I was certainly about to die. Picture it as a less extravagant version of the homing attack in modern Sonic the Hedgehog games, and it’s easy to imagine where the uses for combat would come in. It’s worth keeping in mind the original game is absolutely ingrained into my muscle memory at this point. On the whole, it plays just like the first game: once you’ve got flow built up, traversing this open world feels fantastic, and the new skills Faith has really add to the experience. Swinging around vertical pipes, leaping off of chain-link fences, and incorporating some combat into my run were a lot of fun. Catalyst more than feels like a decent successor to Mirror’s Edge. The plot elements from the first game are taken and expanded to make Glass an interesting world to explore, and the most obvious parts of the movement in the first game are still there and have been refined. The combat is better (though not as improved as I was hoping), and the controls definitely feel less awkward. I genuinely did enjoy my time with Catalyst a lot more than I was expecting to. There’s just a few changes to it that make Catalyst feel like a simplification of the original game's systems. People who have played the original once or twice will certainly appreciate those simplifications, but for me it felt like the potential skill ceiling was a fair bit lower than the original game. I can't see myself pulling off the same sort of stuff I can in the original, because of the very small ways freedom is taken away from you. We will see whether I’m right when Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst releases on February 23, 2016. It's still definitely one of my most anticipated games, that's for sure.
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I've played 250+ hours of the original
When Mirror’s Edge came out in 2008, nobody really knew what to make of it. The game was a valiant effort at doing first-person parkour well, but a lot of people were put off by some awkward controls, bad combat, and pe...

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Homefront: The Revolution

I'm not excited for Homefront: The Revolution anymore

Oh, the inhumanity!
Sep 14
// Mike Cosimano
The most exciting part of my Homefront: The Revolution PAX Prime theater demo was a newspaper. I caught a fleeting glimpse of the headline, surmised from that excerpt that I would find a delicious morsel of worldbuilding...
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Mirror's Edge Catalyst

GAME UK gets that expensive Mirror's Edge Collector's Edition

A whopping 160 quid to purchase
Sep 11
// Laura Kate Dale
Hey, do you like Mirror's Edge? Do you have a mighty £159.99 lying around your house with which to buy some video game tat? Well, it looks like GAME UK has an exclusive box of stuff in addition to the actual game to sel...

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Mirror's Edge Catalyst

Sprint over here and watch the first Mirror's Edge Catalyst gameplay trailer

Daaaaamn this looks good
Aug 05
// Laura Kate Dale
Finally, Mirror's Edge Catalyst has gameplay footage available for you all to watch. Thank you gamescom. So, what did we learn from this new footage? Well, we learned that Catalyst looks a lot like the original Mirror's Edge, with combat discouraged in favour of running and being a rebellious badass. So, I'm reassured that this should be the Mirror's Edge game I am hoping for. Fantastic news.
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Mirror's Edge

The Mirror's Edge Catalyst collector's edition is sharp

Like the chorus to a George Michael song
Jul 10
// Brett Makedonski
Mirror's Edge was known for its striking and sharp aesthetic, so it's perfectly reasonable that the Mirror's Edge Catalyst collector's edition would convey those same qualities. This picture shared by EA shows that ...
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Good shoes
With Mirror's Edge Catalyst, DICE is giving us more freedom while robbing Faith of hers. This is an origin story, and an open-world one at that. It's the same fun first-person running, rolling, jumping, and sliding as before,...

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Mirror's Edge 2

EA CEO Andrew Wilson is the bad guy in Mirror's Edge Catalyst

Mirror's Edge 2
Jun 15
// Steven Hansen
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Mirror's Edge Catalyst

Mirror's Edge Catalyst release date is February 23, 2016

Play Faith's origin story
Jun 15
// Darren Nakamura
At EA's press conference today, Sara Jansson showed off a trailer for the upcoming Mirror's Edge Catalyst. Before getting it started, she dropped the release date: February 23, 2016. That's less than a year before we can (fi...
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Mirror's Edge

Mirror's Edge Catalyst trademarked by EA

I have more than a little faith in this
Jun 09
// Joe Parlock
Seeing how my darling Mirror’s Edge is coming along has become one of my favourite parts of recent E3s. The first game holds a very special place in my heart, and so imagine how intrigued I felt when I found out EA has ...
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Mirror's Edge 2 is less than a year away

Early 2016
May 05
// Steven Hansen
On top of the Need for Speed, Titanfall 2, and Plants vs Zombies news, Electronic Arts financials also revealed that Mirror's Edge 2 will be released in early 2016, sometimes between January 1 and March 31.  Makes sense....
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Mirror's Edge 2

Mirror's Edge 2 to 'refine' first-person combat, probably be ruined

Cautious optimism...fading
Jun 23
// Steven Hansen
DICE general manager Karl Magnus Troedsson is talking Mirror's Edge 2 and it doesn't help my unearned cautious optimism for a great free running game in the vein of the first.  "What I can say is that if the last ga...
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'Have a little Faith'
This is the announcement a lot of us have been waiting for! Electronic Arts has officially unveiled a new Mirror's Edge project. For this entry, EA has consulted with actual parkour artists to really get the details rig...

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Mirror's Edge teaser!

EA teases new Mirror's Edge ahead of E3

Get hype!
Jun 08
// Kyle MacGregor
Electronic Arts revealed a new Mirror's Edge title at E3 last year, but hasn't really talked much about the upcoming Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC game since.  Well, that figures to change soon. A lone piece of concept...
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EA has Mirror's Edge 2 & a new game from Criterion at E3

Jun 04
// Steven Hansen
This GameTrailers E3 schedule breaks down a bunch of stuff that's happening next week. Under EA, you'll find, "nearly a half-dozen new games, including updates on Mirror's Edge, Dragon Age: Inquisition, a new project from Cri...
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Mirror's Edge meets Jet Set Radio in Hover

Coming to Steam, at some point
Mar 19
// Jordan Devore
The melding of those two beloved properties was enough for me to get interested in Hover: Revolt of Games, and then its developers went and cited The Fifth Element as yet another inspiration. For as much junk as there is on ...
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Mirror's Edge 2

Rhianna Pratchett is not involved with Mirror's Edge 2

I just hope this story is better than the first
Jan 08
// Chris Carter
When Mirror's Edge 2 was announced I was floored, because the original is one of my favorite games of all time. Why? Because I felt like it was a puzzle game first and foremost, and that the Time Trials were the hea...
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EA new IP

EA taking risks on things like Star Wars, other new IP

Hahahahahahahahha; taking on risks with a gun
Sep 06
// Steven Hansen
Electronic Arts is a risk taker. A boundary pusher. Indeed, EA Games chief Patrick Soderlund, speaking to MCV, apparently, "points to Star Wars and Mirror’s Edge 2 as proof the firm is still willing to take risks on ne...
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Mirror's Edge

This Mirror's Edge parkour video makes me dizzy

Sersiously, I stumbled over whilst walking to the toilet
Sep 05
// Alasdair Duncan
After I played Mirror's Edge for the first time earlier this year, I was really happy to hear the announcement of a new title for next-gen consoles. Seems I wasn't the only one, as parkour video group Ampisound was inspired ...
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Mirror's Edge

Mirror's Edge 2 too much of a 'next-gen idea' for 360/PS3

'It's a true next-gen idea'
Aug 21
// Jordan Devore
There are a fair few games that will be released on both current- and next-gen consoles, but Mirror's Edge 2 won't be among them. EA Games Label executive VP Patrick Söderlund tells Polygon that "It just happened to be a...
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Mirror's Edge

EA isn't turning Mirror's Edge into a shooter

DICE aims to create a different, superior experience
Jun 14
// Kyle MacGregor
Electronic Arts is "not going to turn [Mirror's Edge] into a shooter," EA Labels executive vice president Patrick Söderlund professed to Eurogamer, responding to some fans' fears that the upcoming reboot would ...
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Mirror's Edge

Mirror's Edge is going open world on PS4, Xbox One, PC

Get ready to explore New Eden
Jun 12
// Kyle MacGregor
Electronic Arts labels boss Frank Gibeau has revealed the newly announced Mirror's Edge reboot will be an open-world game, GameSpot reports. "We're bringing Faith back in this open-world action adventure game," &nbs...

Here's everything that happened at the EA E3 conference

Jun 10 // Chris Carter
Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare is ... real PopCap announces Peggle 2 for this year EA announces Star Wars: Battlefront, developed by DICE Morrigan returns in Dragon Age: Inquisition Need for Speed Rivals blurs single-player and multiplayer Madden 25 focuses on footwork with True Step technology NBA Live 14 redefines dribbling with bounceTek Drake is just one fan who loves FIFA Mirror's Edge 2 announced
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New Star Wars: Battlefront and Mirror's Edge 2 surprise crowd
EA brought a few new reveals with them today at their E3 conference, alongside of some cringe-worthy sports presentations. To help offset the incredibly awkward "I'll punch you" Dana White UFC speech, Mirror's Edge 2, a new S...

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[Update: This new Mirror's Edge will not be sequel, but a reboot. It'll re-tell Faith's origin and ... sigh. It's also coming to the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.] Yep, EA DICE confirmed it. It's happening. Finally confirmed. It looks like Mirror's Edge. I mean ... do we need to say anything else? [Editor's Note: Told you! We have some possible details on the game here.]

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Characters and setting details
We won't say where these character details come from. But we're pretty sure they're from an upcoming EA game, Mirror's Edge 2. And if they're not, they're from a big franchise game from the same publisher.  The details w...


Whoops! Mirror's Edge 2 listing popped up on EA's website

And then it was promptly removed
May 30
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
This morning, if you were to follow this link, you would have landed on a page that looks like the above screencap for a Mirror's Edge 2 help page on EA's official site. The page has since been taken down, but come on we know...

Destiny, Ryse, Mirror's Edge 2 & Jonathan Blow

The Destructoid Show takes a long nap
May 24
// Max Scoville
Hey boys and girls, here's today's energetic and stupid Destructoid Show. It's the Friday of a very busy week, so excuse us if our brains are visibly leaking out of our ears. I'm really excited about Destiny, based on this t...
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Mirror's Edge 2

Mirror's Edge 2 posting shows up on Amazon

Could the beloved series return?
May 23
// Joshua Derocher
A listing showed up on for Mirror's Edge 2, and while it doesn't have any details about the game, it is a good indication that the rumors are true -- that EA might actually be making a sequel. I know we al...
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Tim Langdell's EDGE trademark claim finally quashed

Langdell was in dispute with EA, Future Publishing, and more
Apr 22
// Alasdair Duncan
It's taken a few years but Tim Langdell's spurious copyright claims on the word "Edge" have finally ended. Eurogamer reports that a judge in California has passed a Consolidated Cancellation put forward by EA that will c...
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Mirror's Edge VR

Running through modded Mirror's Edge with Oculus Rift

Experimental virtual-reality demonstration
Apr 15
// Jordan Devore
Is there a list of games that would be worth trying with a virtual-reality headset like the Oculus Rift? Without giving much thought at all to which titles deserve being featured, Mirror's Edge has got to be worthy of p...

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