Although most gamers agree that the original Mirror’s Edge wasn’t a perfect game, the community has been eagerly awaiting a sequel for years anyway. The follow up was teased at E3 2014, but this year gamers got a much closer look look at Mirror’s Edge Catalyst. It’s hard to share the stage with games as big as Mass Effect and Star Wars Battlefront, but Mirror’s Edge holds its own.
Rumors about Mirror’s Edge Catalyst were all over the place leading up to E3 2015. We know that the developers are looking to improve combat and expand the size of the world this time around, but this is the first chance that fans have had to see what those improvements look like.
As previously revealed, the story takes place prior to the events of the original Mirror’s Edge and gives gamers another chance to get to know the free-runner Faith…
“When we set out to bring Mirror’s Edge to a new generation of gamers, we knew we wanted to deliver on the potential of the first game – building an iconic heroine in Faith, bringing a beautiful, stylized world to life, and delivering fluid first person action… In Mirror’s Edge Catalyst, you will get to feel what it’s like to glide across the skyline of the city. You will get to know what it feels like to be a projectile who plows through your opponents. And you will get to experience Faith’s story.”
When the team behind Mirror’s Edge talked about putting more of an emphasis on the open-world in the game’s follow up, many fans of the original worried that the unique feel of the game’s running mechanic might get lost in the transition. We can’t know for sure until we get hands on, but from the looks of things, Faith’s running looks just as fluid and addictive as ever.
The team promised that combat would be different this time around, and although this gameplay trailer does include a few fights, it’s hard to see how the actual mechanics have changed. Hopefully those details will be revealed as we approach the February release date.
What do you think of the first look at Mirror’s Edge Catalyst? Let us know in the comments.
Mirror’s Edge Catalyst releases February 23, 2016 on .