EA have now officially announced Mirror’s Edge Catalyst, but are not calling it a direct sequel to the first game.
On the game’s official website, Senior Producer Sara Jansson writes “Mirror’s Edge has always had a special place in the hearts of all of us at DICE. The first game had a lot of promise. It was unlike anything else in terms of the gameplay and style — it had a unique soul. But as much as we loved that game, we knew it could be more. So that’s what we have set out to do as we introduce Mirror’s Edge to a new generation.”
The game was teased last year with a short video on their progress (see below) and has since morphed into something a little different from the original Mirror’s Edge.
She explains “This is not a sequel, this is not Mirror’s Edge 2. We have landed on a vision that honors the first game — pushing the boundaries of first person movement and diving deeper into the story behind our heroine Faith — but also brings a lot of great new, interesting gameplay and features to the experience for our players.”
Expect to see more at this year’s E3.