New Mirror's Edge to be open-world action-adventure
by John Keefer, shacknews.com, Jun 13, 2013 5:00PM PDT
EA's announcement earlier this week of the return of Faith in a new Mirror's Edge was met with much celebration from fans of the original game. The company isn't releasing too many details about the game, the company is assuring fans that the reboot will not be turned into a shooter, but will be more action-adventure.
"The first game was a lot about running away from things," EA's Patrick Söderlund told Eurogamer. "And, even though you want to have sections with that, you also want Faith... she's a powerful character and you want her to take control. You'll see a little bit more of that in this game. Again, we're not going to turn this into a shooter. On the contrary, in fact. But we are going to evolve Faith and the story. Once we show more of this people will be genuinely excited. I am personally extremely excited about it."
He told CVG that the game would be "First-person, running predominantly--this will be more of an action adventure game, but true to what the first one was to a large extent." He said the same formula would not work again because it wasn't really the vision DICE had for the IP. What DICE wants to build can't be done on current generation he said.
In a conference call yesterday, EA Label's boss Frank Gibeau revealed the game would be an "open world action adventure" and that fan reaction had been "great."