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Virtually Confirmed: Mirror’s Edge 2 is in Production

/ Dec 6th, 2012 No Comments

Mirror's Edge 2
Mirror's Edge 2

Mirror’s Edge 2

Mirror’s Edge 2?  Yes, Mirror’s Edge 2. In a world where Disney owns Star Wars and a cousin to the Higgs Boson elementary particle has been shown to exist, it seems anything is possible. According to a recent quote from Ben Cousins, former executive producer of the Battlefield series and now general manager of ngmoco in Sweden, a sequel to the beloved (and some would argue groundbreaking) game has quietly been making progress at Swedish developer DICE. The thunder heard immediately after his tweet was the sizeable die-hard fan base for this terrific cult classic shouting out its collective spontaneous response: “Yes! Finally!”

[adsense250itp]Yes, the original was that good.  The reasons for loving Mirror’s Edge are many. At its heart, it boasted a very clever concept: parkour in a first-person-platformer. For the uninitiated, parkour is a non-competitive athletic discipline derived from military training that focuses on swift interactions with obstacles and the world at large. Mirror’s Edge brought the exhilaration of momentum-boosted movement to life beautifully, creating a deep immersion that left many players panting as if they had actually been running, jumping, and ducking for cover. In addition, the somber and muted atmosphere, enhanced by a fantastic score from artist Solar Fields, deepened this immersion by allowing players to focus without distraction on the physical joy of tracing dynamic paths to victory.

So many possibilities arise with the announcement. Will the game be a next generation title? Will it have a more polished story? Will Solar Fields create more amazing music for it? Will there be less gun-play or none at all?  In line with that idea, improved on-the-run melee combat could draw in players who were put off by the original game’s strict reliance on motion as the primary source of active gameplay. Performing parkour while kicking serious ass is a definite winning combination.

Gamer forums are celebrating the spark of life Cousins’ comment has breathed into the hope for a return to the Mirror’s Edge universe. Ideas ricocheting between excited fans include everything from the widespread wish that the sequel not mutate into a gunmetal-grey “broshooter” to giving the runner a grapple attachment to allow for traversal chaining across a larger open world. Whatever surprises await should Mirror’s Edge 2 arrive, one thing is certain: fans are ready to embrace the anticipated sequel, grateful to once again experience that trademark rush of freedom.

Be Unofficially Excited

All that being said, the game has not yet been officially confirmed as being in production. Although Cousins’ remarks included the observation that work on the game is an open secret in the Swedish development scene, fans have little else to satisfy their hunger for details. However, given recent comments from those who were close to the original game and those who would be close to its sequel (as well as the appearance of Faith’s iconic running shoes in Battlefield 3) it seems that Mirror’s Edge is a tough survivor still clinging to the ledge and refusing to fall.

Matthew Allen
Matthew is a contributor to Gaming Illustrated and likes games that are full of kinetic gameplay, great layered storytelling and innovation in the exploration of the medium and the genre represented.
Matthew Allen

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