Developer DICE releases the launch trailer for the parkour-infused Mirror’s Edge Catalyst, which gives fans a glimpse of the forthcoming game’s action.

Although Mirror’s Edge Catalyst‘s actual release date is a couple of weeks from now, DICE has decided to give fans of Faith Connors and her immaculate free-running capabilities a taste of the open world action-adventure title’s gameplay with its launch trailer. Entitled “Why We Run,” the video not only shows off some of Mirror’s Edge Catalyst‘s first-person action elements, but also it covers the heroine’s back story by touching on her origins as a juvenile delinquent who is forced to become a runner for reasons much bigger than herself.

As seen in the trailer below, Mirror’s Edge Catalyst fans will encounter plenty of other residents of the City of Glass as Faith gains allies to help in her struggles against the Conglomerate and the game’s antagonist, the evil Gabriel Kruger. Running on the Frostbite game engine developed by EA Digital Illusions CE—that is, the creators of the Battlefield franchise—Mirror’s Edge Catalyst seems primed to contain extremely defined visuals, smooth frame-rates, and incredibly eye-popping colors.

At the end of Mirror’s Edge Catalyst‘s launch trailer, fans are reminded that they can play early with EA Access on Xbox One. Plus, though it’s not covered in the video above, it should be noted that those who pick up a copy will be able to use Social Play in the game, which allows players to challenge their friends by creating time trials, which is essentially a multiplayer component attached to the campaign.

Despite the fact that Mirror’s Edge Catalyst‘s launch trailer looks slick and is certainly well produced, it’s worth mentioning the game’s myriad setbacks encountered during its development stages, with its most recent release date delay occurring just last month. Nevertheless, DICE has ensured fans that the circumstances surrounding its multiple instances of postponement were due to developers wanting the game to be as pristine as possible before launch.


While it’s important to remain wary of developers rescheduling games’ release dates, fans must also retain a smidge of optimism that it will all work out for the best in the end. As far as we’re concerned, Mirror’s Edge Catalyst is one of our most anticipated video games of 2016, so if DICE can exceed expectations, Faith will go on to take a break from running through our heads all day long to make a pit stop at our hearts.

What did you think about Mirror’s Edge Catalyst‘s launch trailer? Do you believe that DICE will be able to deliver the goods even though the game has no gun combat like in the original? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

Mirror’s Edge Catalyst is set to release on June 7, 2016 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

Source: Mirror’s Edge – YouTube