DICE has confirmed that their upcoming Mirror’s Edge game will be officially titled Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst.
Rumors of the title initially broke yesterday, when a trademark filed by Electronic Arts was discovered. The rumor intensified further when the official Mirror’s Edge Twitter teased the below image:
Today’s official announcement was made by DICE’s senior producer Sara Jansson, who expressed that the team can’t wait to show us what they have poured their “heart and soul into.”
Jansson went on to explain that the team knew that, as much as they loved the original Mirror’s Edge, it “could be more” and that Catalyst will not be a sequel.
We have landed on a vision that honors the first game — pushing the boundaries of first person movement and diving deeper into the story behind our heroine Faith — but also brings a lot of great new, interesting gameplay and features to the experience for our players.
Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst will be shown at E3 next week, and is scheduled for a Q1 2016 release.
We will be sure to bring you the latest developments on Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst, and many other games, with our E3 coverage next week.
I don’t have a particularly strong opinion on game titles but it makes sense to move away from the numbered titles, especially as it won’t be a sequel. We have seen this with many games for the new generation, which makes sense to avoid alienating any new adopters of the series.
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