E3 2013: Mirror’s Edge announced, again?

Today EA announced that a follow up to 2008’s cult hit Mirror’s Edge is currently in development and it’s called… Mirror’s Edge?

From the official press release:

Mirror’s Edge was first introduced in 2008 and fans quickly elevated the game’s heroine “Faith” into a video game icon. Gamers and critics worldwide praised its unique characters, highly stylized world and fresh take on first person action adventure. The new Mirror’s Edge reboots the franchise for the next generation with advanced visuals and an all-new origin story for Faith. Powered by DICE’s proprietary Frostbite™ technology, the game will be heading to Xbox One®, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PlayStation®4, and PC.

“We introduced Mirror’s Edge and Faith to gamers five years ago, and we’ve waited for the right moment to reunite them,” said Sara Jansson, Senior Producer, DICE. “Thanks to the Frostbite engine and a new generation of platforms, we are now able to deliver a richer world that players will be able to explore with a new level of freedom in both movement and action.”

The trailer was the last reveal of EA’s The Download – get it? Like the Down Low – cuz yes, it’s still the early aughts – and I will freely admit that I got a little misty eyed. Mirror’s Edge was easily one of my top ten gaming experiences this generation and sadly it didn’t sell extremely well. It’s rare that gamers get what they want these days and a sequel to a cult hit becomes a reality. Well, “sequel” isn’t the word being used by EA so maybe a “reboot” is the right idea. EA can reposition Mirror’s Edge new game for the next generation and hopefully do away with the gun combat that was universally seen as one of the games only real flaws in terms of gameplay.

Also, check out the end of the trailer when it says when the game will be released.

It kind of hurt a bit, no?

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