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EA at Gamescom next week

In just a few days, Cologne (Germany) will host the famous Gamescom. E3 2015 is still fresh in our minds with the glorious announcement of Catalyst, but EA will tell us more about Mirror’s Edge at Gamescom. Hopefully we’ll have some new pictures and videos but in any case, stay tuned next Wednesday (Aug. 5) at 4 AM Eastern and 1 AM Pacific for the U.S., 9 AM for the U.K. and 10 AM for the rest of Europe.
In other news, the Cosplay Contest is over and winners have been picked, here are their photos:
And to conclude: the official Mirror’s Edge account on Twitter has shared a link to our fansite so… Thank you!!


ME Exordium #2 cover

Dark Horse has just published a new page for the second issue of Mirror’s Edge Exordium (the comic book).
It’s available for pre-order for $3.99 and the release date is set to October 14. The writer and artists are the same as in the first issue.
Here’s the cover, featuring Faith and an unknown man (probably another runner):


News from last week

I have been away for about a week and now that I’m back, it’s time to get back to work: here’s what we missed:
First, Gamespot talked to narrative director Christofer Ermgard about the story in Mirror’s Edge Catalyst and there are some interesting details to remember.

“We are doing something that is new; it’s different and separate from the first game,” Ermgard explained. “You will recognize maybe the names of some characters, but they will be different characters in this one. Sometimes we even have the name and the look, but the character, what they do is still different, so there are some carry-overs in terms of ideas.

Once again he insists on the fact that Catalyst is to be considered a completely different game from the first one, it would almost be a mistake to try comparing these two games. People who have never played Mirror’s Edge won’t have any problem playing Catalyst.
About Faith, Christofer Ermgard says they are trying a different approach, they’re really trying to dive deep in her story and her origins. In the first game, all the main events of Faith’s life had happened before the beginning of the story, but in Catalyst she will have to face difficult situations that will make her change as a person.
The comic book Mirror’s Edge Exordium will tell us more about Faith’s story with events leading up to the beginning of Catalyst. The first issue is still set for release on September 9th with an issue every month until the game’s release in Ferbruary 2016.
Senior Producer Sara Jansson has talked to xb1.co.uk about the world in Mirror’s Edge Catalyst. Nothing extraordinary here, she just says that the city won’t be entirely accessible from the beginning, instead you will have access to a small portion of Glass and more will be revealed throughout your progression in the story.
Broken Frontier has interviewed Robert Sammelin who is a concept artist at DICE and the artist behind the Mirror’s Edge Exordium comics. Nothing much about ME though but if you want to read the interview, click here.
To conclude, there’s word that Mirror’s Edge could become backwards compatible on Xbox One but nothing has been officially confirmed so we’ll just have to wait and see.


Various info

Here are a few different things that I want to tell you.
First of all, The Art of Mirror’s Edge Catalyst has appeared on Amazon.fr so if you live in France, click here to pre-order it (38,09€). Of course it’s also available on Amazon.com ($35.99) and Amazon.co.uk (£26.03). The release date is still set to 23 February 2016.
About the cosplay contest, here’s what the prize looks like (it’s a lithograph from the comic book signed by the development team):
And then, a picture of Icarus that I’ve never seen before. Thanks to OvenDonkey for sendind it to me! Note that his hood has the mention “Pirandello”… Intriguing isn’t it?

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Mirror’s Edge at Comic Con

San Diego Comic Con has started today and with a comics and an artbook both published by Dark Horse, Mirror’s Edge will be there!
On Twitter they say that Mirror’s Edge Exordium (the comic book) will be revealed by Dark Horse on Friday at 4PM.
They have already published five pictures that show a glimpse of what it will look like and you know what? Celeste is back! From the images below, it’s pretty obvious that she will have an important role in this story.
Unfortunately, there’s no info about the artbook yet.


Mirror’s Edge cosplay contest

With San Diego’s Comic Con, EA/Dice have put together a cosplay contest. The goal is quite simple, cosplay as Faith and submit your photo(s) on Twitter (@mirrorsedge) or if you’re going to Comic Con, swing by the Dark Horse booth and tell them you want to enter the contest.
The prize (for the 5 winners) is a Mirror’s Edge Catalyst lithograph signed by the development team, which is pretty cool!
If you’re cosplaying as Faith (or another runner), feel free to show us as well to @MirrorsEdgeFans, I’ll publish the best ones on our fan art/cosplay page (with your permission).
You’ll find more info about the contest here.
Good luck!


Mirror’s Edge Catalyst collector’s edition

A few hours ago on social networks, Dice has announced that a collector’s edition will be available for Mirror’s Edge Catalyst on all platforms (PS4, Xone and PC) for a retail price of $200.
It’s temporarily only available through Gamestop (USA) but other retailers will be announced soon.
Here’s a list of this edition’s content:

  • Adult Faith/Young Faith diorama (14″)
  • Exclusive Steel book
  • Exclusive lithograph
  • Set of 10 concept pieces
  • Temporary logo tattoo
  • Temporary Faith arm tattoo
  • Storage box

Here’s what it looks like:

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A Mirror’s Edge artbook

I’ve just learned via Polygon that EA and Dark Horse will publish an artbook dedicated to Mirror’s Edge catalyst the same day the game will be available (February 23, 2016).
It really was missing when the first game came out and as an artbook enthusiast, I can’t wait to put my hands on this!
For your information, the above picture is just a placeholder, the actual cover has not yet been revealed.
Click here to pre-order this artbook on Amazon.com.
And in the meantime, if you like artbooks, check out my Tumblr where I review various books about video games, movies, mangas, artists, etc: Artbook Island.

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HQ Trailer + PS4 Theme

It’s been two weeks since EA’s E3 announcement and the only trailer version we had until now was the (rather poor quality) YouTube version. But not anymore! Since yesterday, Gamersyde provides a way better version, still 1080p but without the extreme YouTube compression, so it’s 500MB for two minutes, but it’s worth it!
Click here to download the trailer over at Gamersyde.
Another thing, apparently there’s a PS4 theme offered if you pre-order Mirror’s Edge Catalyst on the PlayStation Store. I can’t verify the info though because on the French version of the Store, there’s nothing about MEC and I can’t seem to access the US version of the Store so I’ll leave you with this video:


MEC for pre-order on Amazon.fr

A quick article for our French readers: Mirror’s Edge Catalyst is available for pre-order (at long last) on Amazon.fr, here are the links for the three different versions (PC, PS4, Xone):

Click here if you don’t live in France and still want to pre-order the game on Amazon.
Oh and by the way, we’ve reached 500 followers on our Tumblr, thanks a lot everyone :)


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