Hi there! I’m still in Japan for an unknown period of time and these days I really don’t have time to even use my laptop, it’s the first morning in days I’m spending time on the internet, but I’ll be short because I still have a lot ahead of me. Just a reminder, here’s my Instagram if you want to see what I’ve visited (I post a lot of photos)!
So, the release date of Mirror’s Edge Catalyst is getting closer (June 7th US / June 9th Eur) and it was time for EA/Dice to release the game’s launch trailer, which is pretty awesome:
Just when we’ve seen some more of Mirror’s Edge Catalyst with the latest dev diary, some gameplay videos are popping on YouTube, here are two of them.
The first one shows the first 20 minutes of the game and the second one is mostly exploration. Obviously, if you want to discover the game when it’s released, don’t watch these!
A few days ago, Design Director Erik Odeldahl was talking at EGX Rezzed and when asked about the beta and social play components of Mirror’s Edge Catalyst, he couldn’t say a word.
Well, now we know everything thanks to this new article!
First, the beta will happen from April 22nd to April 26th.
Closed Beta participants will be able to try out several of the main missions in Faith’s story, Side Missions, other optional content, and the Social Play features Mirror’s Edge Catalyst has to offer.
At the same time, there is a new developper’s diary video entirely dedicated to social play, the multiplayer component we’ve been wondering about for a long time.
I won’t describre everything that’s said in the video because you will watch it (see below) but it all seems pretty cool and we have a glimpse of what the MAG Rope gameplay looks like (just a couple of seconds but still).
It has been a few weeks since the last Mirror’s Edge Catalyst developpers diary and here’s a new one, about the city of Glass and the game’s narrative. There’s not really anything new if you have followed the news but as usual you can appreciate a few new glimpses of the game and it’s always a good thing. Check it out below:
It’s been a long while since the last Catalyst dev diary but here’s a new one. It’s dedicated to the gameplay and the sound design with some cool new shots of the city. There’s nothing about the MAG Rope though, kind of disappointing.
I’ll let you watch it:
* First: Mirror’s Edge Exordium is now complete. The sixth and last chapter of this comic book has been released yesterday and we will have to wait until May to buy the TPB version. If you have read all the chapters, tell me what you think of this story in the comments!
* While searching Exordium on the Dark Horse website, I also stumbled upon this: Mirror’s Edge Catalyst – The Poster Collection. With a release date almost identical to the game’s, this set contains 20 high quality art prints with a size of 12x16in and is available for pre-order at $24.99.
* If you have loved the recent Catalyst Story Trailer, then go ahead and download the high quality version over at Gamersyde! 1080p and 177MB are way better than YouTube quality, watch it and re-watch it again, personally it gives me the chills!
* And to conclude this messy article, I wanted to let you know that I have updated the “characters” pages here on Mirror’s Edge Fans. It used to be one page per character (which was way too much), now there’s a page where you can choose whether you want to see the characters from Mirror’s Edge or Mirror’s Edge Catalyst. The menu has been updated as well.
Oh and stay tuned, there could be some new stuff on the official website about new characters in Catalyst (it’s just a feeling, I might be totally wrong!).
We’ve been waiting for news related to Mirror’s Edge Catalyst for a while once again and the game will be release in a little less than four months so it’s time for EA/DICE to show us more of the game with a brand new video!
Something else came up: if you want to be one of the first people to try the game at home, your can register for the closed beta on PC, PS4 or Xbox One via this page!
Okay so now that we’ve all seen the video, let me just say this: WOW! In this story trailer we learn a more about Faith and see a lot more of the City of Glass, which looks amazing! I’ll have to watch it again several times to grasp all the details but overall it’s pretty awesome!
The official Mirror’s Edge website now has a “characters” section, obviously starting with details about Faith, with a new visual. Click here to read.
Hi there! As I told you a few days ago, the first issue of Mirror’s Edge Exordium (the comic book) was released yesterday. I have yet to read it but if you have, feel free to talk about it in the comments!
While I’m talking about Exordium, here’s the cover illustration of the fourth issue that will be released some time in December:
And now here’s something else. You probably know that a lot of people have spent quite some time perfecting their parkour skills in the first Mirror’s Edge. There have been several world records and here’s a new one with no glitches/bugs exploits: glost999 finished the game in 46m02s! That’s what I call proficiency.
Take a look below (and cry):
Like the video if you want him to try and break this record!
You have probably watched the Gamescom gameplay trailer of Mirror’s Edge Catalyst (many times), but here’s a good reason to watch it again: as usual, Gamersyde shares a high quality version of this video. 1920×1080, 5 minutes and 1.31GB! Here’s the link, enjoy!
EA’s Gamescom conference is still going on and we already have a new video about Mirror’s Edge Catalyst and it’s pure gameplay:
In this first Mirror’s Edge Catalyst gameplay trailer, experience the moment where Faith begins her rise from a carefree runner to the hero the city needs. Playing in first person allows players to feel her fluid movement, combat and power.
At the beginning of the game, Faith is released from juvenile detention, and her long-time mentor, Noah, has welcomed her back to the Runner’s lair. He now trusts Faith enough to give her a true Runner’s job. She is tasked to break into the Elysium building in the Downtown district to find a terminal where she can get access to important information. However, things don’t go as planned as Gabriel Kruger makes an unannounced visit to the facility…
And here’s a screenshot that’s been published on social networks:
I’ll update this article if needed so think about coming back
The official website has been updated with several new articles, I’m going to read them and update this article again to tell you the most important details, in the meantime, here are some new screenshots:
Her parents’ names: Martin Connors and Erika Connors.
Glass is the third largest city in Cascadia.
The November Riots opposed non-violent protesters lead by Faith’s parents against the police and KrugerSec (the largest private security firm).
Faith barely got away, saved by Noah, a friend of her parents. He became a substitute father to her. He’s also the guy who’s talking to her over the radio in the game.
After the riots, two entitites emerged: the Black November resistance movement and the Conglomerate. Faith is neutral.
Faith is quite selfish (at least in the beginning), she cares more about running than helping the people.
UPDATE 3: The other article is dedicated to the city of Glass and is presented like an official tourist’s guide published by the city itself:
The coastal city of Glass is located to the far south of Cascadia Prime.
Glass is one of two development hubs for Silvine Systems and therefore stands at the forefront of the digitized revolution.
The city of the first game was probably called “Sky City”.
(From the government’s point of view) the city is full of life and leisure activities.
Centuries ago, Glass used to be a small seaside village.
There’s a new calendar, starting at FY00 (when “our proud Nation of Cascadia was formed”).
When the city started growing, crime augmented as well, until the “Kruger Uprising”.
The riots happened in FY34.
“The Conglomerate Board decided to do its utmost to eradicate and heal the terrible trauma of those chaotic weeks, and CC Corp was given the full mandate to refurbish and reconstruct the city”.
The way this article is written (from the point of view of the government), it really looks like I’m reading a dystopian novel like Orwell’s 1984: the people has no right except smiling and saying everything is alright even if it’s completely untrue.
Here are three new screenshots published by Gamersyde: