What We Know About Mirror’s Edge 2 From Dice and the Mirror’s Edge 2 Sneak Peak
At the Mirror’s Edge 2 Sneak Peak we got to see a brief preview of what’s to come in early to mid-2016. We now know some more about the game’s story line, release date, and game mechanics. One thing is for sure though. Mirror’s Edge still looks amazing with it’s elegant first-person, parkour, hand-to-hand combat style. Let’s take a look at the next installment of Dice’s award winning game. In the original Mirror’s Edge we followed a rebel protagonist in a totalitarian “utopia”. Her name is Faith Connors. Citizens of the unnamed Dystopian city are controlled and monitored at every moment by their government. Faith is part of a group colloquially known as the “Runners” that work with revolutionary groups in the city to pass information without alerting their oppressive overlords. Using parkour, we navigate through the gleaming ivory urban environment with Faith. During the Mirror’s Edge 2 Sneak Peak we see the return of this fluid movement system and it’s a lot more robust. We also see a revamp of the combat system. Dice has sought the expertise of martial artist and professional parkour athletes to improve upon Faith’s combat and movements skills. The city still looks amazing with it’s intricate rooftop paths and it’s reaching bleached skyscrapers. At the Mirror’s Edge 2 Sneak Peak, Dice made it abundantly clear that they want players to experiment with navigation and combat. Less experienced players can take a safer and slower path while experienced players can fly through the city with a more aggressive and agile approach.
What the Mirror’s Edge Sneak Peak did not reveal was what Faith may be up to in the new installment. Don’t worry we’ve got you covered. Mirror’s Edge 2 is said to be a prequel and may not even be named Mirror’s Edge 2. Nevertheless, Faith is making a return and we may get a glimpse of what life was like prior to the events of the original Mirror’s Edge. Faith’s mother is killed 18 years before the first game. In Mirror’s Edge 2 we will follow Faith before her decision to join the Runners. We will see what sparked the rebellious fire within the heart of Faith. Dice wants to reiterated that this game is a total reboot upon the original. A living breathing open-world environment is the goal for Mirror’s Edge 2 whereas before it was a bit more linear. Mirror’s Edge 2 will also feature a persistent online feature where players can drop in/out of the multiplayer “playground” seamlessly. Players choose their level of interaction freely. Co-op and competitive modes will also be available to play. AI enemies will make an upgraded return. They will have more powerful weapons and added combat skills. Sentinels will use your familiar melee combat against you. Heavy Protectors may blow you up right on the spot with heavy artillery weapons. Armored Enforcers are itching to put a bullet in you. You will need to learn these enemies weaknesses and exploit them in Mirror’s Edge 2.
The Sneak Peak also didn’t give us a release date. However our sources say that we may see this game by April 2016. Dice’s target platforms are PS4, XBOX One, PC and Mac. The graphics will definitely see an upgrade on the newer generation of consoles. PCs and Macs will most likely have the option for higher graphics. Dice has already proven itself with the original Mirror’s Edge. Mirror’s Edge 2 will just be the next level in this unique first-person platformer. Excited is an understatement to describe what we feel! Be sure to follow us for more information on Mirror’s Edge 2 as it’s released.
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