Mirror’s Edge 2
PC, PS4, Xbox One
- Release Dec 31, 2015
Though the original Mirror’s Edge took a while to pick up sales, it was hailed as an exciting new addition to the action genre thanks to its emphasis on evasion and parkour over combat. With the second game in the series, DICE aims to revamp the difficult combat of the first game and make it more fun and involving, as well as improve the parkour sections.
Plot details are scarce, but promising gameplay was shown at the 2014 E3 conference. Reportedly, Mirror’s Edge 2 will feature more variation in gameplay with a greater purpose for both Faith and the other Runners. It seems that DICE is taking complaints about the first game seriously—especially the frustration of its controls—and working to improve the overall experience for fans of the original Mirror’s Edge game and new players alike.
There have also been rumors that DICE is playing with Oculus Rift and other forms of virtual reality for potential use in Mirror’s Edge 2. With a first-person perspective and freerunning, Mirror’s Edge is a natural choice for the new technology, though only time will tell if the game actually makes it to VR systems.