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Mirror's Edge Catalyst trailer shows off the gleaming City of Glass

Mirror's Edge Catalyst

The new Mirror's Edge Catalyst developer diary digs a little deeper into the game's story, which begins with Faith's release from a two-year stretch in prison. But the real star here is unquestionably the City of Glass itself. It looks absolutely gorgeous, even the “creaky” parts downtown, which will retain an air of “old-school Mirror's Edge."

Mirror's Edge Catalyst will have dynamic day/night cycles, unlike the first game, but the underlying approach to its representation will be largely the same. “It's clean. It's got this industrial elegance to its spaces,” Level Designer Terrence Cronin says in the video. “Not many games use clean. Everything's always dirty in games.”

As videos go, this one may not be terribly informative, but it's a great tease. Mirror's Edge Catalyst comes out on May 26.

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.