The Mirror's Edge Catalyst launch trailer is here

Mirror's Edge Catalyst won't be out for another two weeks, which in my mind makes it a bit early for a launch trailer. Yet here we are, face-to-face with a swanky new video dropping more cryptic hints about recently-released juvie Faith Connors, and the things that drive her to be a runner. 

There's not much here that we don't already know: Faith gets out of the slammer, reconnects with her runner pals, gets tangled up with some revolutionary jerks, and discovers Important Things about her childhood. I'm guessing about that last part, admittedly, but it sure seems to be where things are headed. 

I do worry that the game will end up taking itself a little too seriously for its own good, and there sure does seem to be a lot of fighting going on, although that's hopefully just to ensure that it's an appropriately action-packed trailer. But the city of Glass looks awfully good, no? The new theme song is really great, too.

Mirror's Edge Catalyst arrives on June 7, unless you're an Origin Access subscriber, in which case you can get your hands on a six-hour trial version, free, beginning June 2.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.