The Electronic Arts studio DICE have announced that Mirror’s Edge Catalyst will be available on store shelves starting February 25 2016 on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One gaming platforms. Serving as a sequel to the 2008 action-adventure platformer Mirror’s Edge, this game tells the origin story of Faith, and her rise from a careless young women into a heroine who opens the eyes of an entire city.
Featuring fluid movement and combat in a massive city where you can run free and explore, Mirror’s Edge Catalyst adds a new level of immersion to action adventure games by putting you in the first person perspective. You are not just watching Faith’s fight for freedom, you will experience it through her eyes.
In Mirror’s Edge Catalyst, you will experience the rise of Faith, a daring Runner who uncovers a hidden truth within the walls of the city of Glass. Through her journey, Faith will explore every corner of the city, from the highest, most pristine skyscrapers, to the dark and gritty tunnels that lie beneath. As with the first game, players will need to master their environment and use their momentum and timing during combat to fight the oppression of the ruling elite. Mirror’s Edge Catalyst seeks to give players the freedom to explore the entire city, discovering a variety of activities. These activities include ‘Dash’: Races from Point A to B, Environmental Puzzles and Story Missions.
Those who pre-order the game from participating retailers can also nab themselves the “Combat Runner Kit” or “Speed Runner Kit”. The Combat Runner Kit includes unique in-game items including a combat-themed Projection Shader, changing how a player appears in their friend’s game world, a Runner Tag to stand out in the leaderboards, and a unique background to customise a player’s Screen Hacks. The Speed Runner Kit also comes equipped with a Projection Shader, Runner Tag and unique Screen Hack background, but the features are more themed to the speed of their skill.