The original Mirror’s Edge was released in 2008 to a lot of fanfare. People couldn’t wait to play as free-runner Faith as she sprinted around, trying to uncover the truth about a corrupted, dystopian city. With eye-catching reds and elegant whites, the game was beautiful too and it’s no wonder why Mirror’s Edge was a critical hit.
The game wasn’t perfect by any means, but a cult following of fans has been begging for Mirror’s Edge 2. After years of banging on EA’s door, the series’ publisher finally announced a new Mirror’s Edge game at E3 2013, with more info following at E3 2014. There’s still a lot we don’t know about Faith’s next adventure but in their recent investor’s call, EA shed some more light on the game.
Mirror’s Edge 2 Release Date
In their quarterly financial call, EA says that Mirror’s Edge 2 will be released in Q4 of their 2016 fiscal year which would put the release date between January 1st 2016 and March 31st 2016. While that doesn’t give them much time to promote it, given that fans have been waiting almost eight years for it to be released, few people are going to complain.
In the next few months we can probably expect a name change as although everyone has been referring to the game as Mirror’s Edge 2, EA hasn’t actually called it that in any promotional material for the game, instead they’ve included the generic ME logo. Additionally, EA has confirmed that the game will be a prequel that details Faith’s life before she came a runner. That’s not great news for those hoping for a continuation of her story, but it does explain why EA is so reluctant to add the number 2 to the name.
We also know that Rhianna Pratchett, who wrote the story for the original Mirror’s Edge, won’t be returning. On Twitter she revealed that neither EA nor DICE (the developer of the game) had asked her to come back. Pratchett also explained that as the first game’s story “didn’t review that great”, she consider herself to be a “casualty of that development process”. It’s important to note that since she tweeted that, Pratchett has been working on the upcoming Tomb Raider sequel, Rise of the Tomb Raider, so it’s possible that she would have been too busy to work on ME2 anyway.
Mirror’s Edge 2 will be released on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in early 2016.