Mirror's Edge sequel teased ahead of EA's E3 conference

Samuel Roberts


Last year EA dropped news of a Mirror's Edge sequel then went radio silent for 12 whole months. Teasing tomorrow's E3 conference with a first look at the long-awaited follow-up to 2008's divisive-but-shut-up-it's-actually-good free-running FPS, however, EA has revealed a first image on Twitter of what we can expect to see of Faith's new game. Like, you know, improbably shiny buildings and familiar white sports pants/trousers.

Mirror's Edge (the working title revealed in 2013, which also happens to be the name of the original game, confusingly) is an open-world prequel to the 2008 experimental hit from DICE, which then went on to make an unbroken run of Battlefield sequels until the pleasant surprise of a follow-up from a separate team emerged last June. It's been billed as the origin story of protagonist Faith, who, I think it's fair to say, wasn't a particularly compelling hero the first time around due to the clunky delivery of that game's story. This teaser doesn't promise much beyond a varying scale of a cityscape in the setting, but its confirmed presence at tomorrow's show should be exciting enough to fans who have waited six years for a sequel that expands on that game's influential ideas.

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Samuel Roberts

Samuel has been PC gaming since 1993, beginning with the questionable Mario Is Missing on DOS. He knows that Red Alert has the best skirmish mode of all the C&C games, and if you disagree, he’ll attach a tiny balloon to you and send you back to mother base.

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