EA’s first-person runner ships for computers.
Bringing the excitement of parkour to those of us who have all the grace of a one-legged ballerina and are still unwilling to shell out hundreds of dollars for a system without getting a bit of extra functionality, Electronic Arts today announced that Mirror’s Edge has shipped for the PC. An FPS without the S, the console version released in only the tail end of 2008 to somewhat mixed reviews, being praised for certain mechanics and graphics, while slammed for others (like the awkward combat and low-key cutscenes). Gamers who pick up the PC version will also receive a remix album of the game’s music. Additionally, EA also confirmed that new DLC will arrive for every version of the game on January 29th, bringing with it a number of new time trial maps to hopefully extend the game’s longevity. For more information on Mirror’s Edge, be sure to check out the official press release below:
REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--DICE, an Electronic Arts Inc. studio (NASDAQ:ERTS), today announced that the critically acclaimed first-person action adventure title, Mirror’s Edge™ has shipped for the PC to retailers in North America and will ship worldwide on January 16th. Players who purchase the PC version of the game will also receive a free copy of the Mirror’s Edge remix album. The album features the popular title track “Still Alive” performed by Swedish rock/pop star Lisa Miskovsky and remixes by some of today’s hottest artists including Benny Benassi, Paul van Dyk and Armand Van Helden.
DICE also confirmed today that downloadable content (DLC) for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, the Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system and the PC will be available January 29th. This special DLC pack will challenge players to achieve the fastest times possible on nine races across seven all-new and totally redesigned Time Trial maps. The DLC pack will be available for $10 USD or 800 Microsoft points.
Mirror’s Edge is a unique first-person action adventure where players are introduced to Faith, a ‘runner’ in a world where communication channels are highly monitored and the movement of information is closely watched. When Faith’s sister gets framed for murder, Faith finds herself on the edge of the city, on the wrong side of the law. The PC version of the game uses the NVIDIA® PhysX™ physics engine to bring the world of Mirror’s Edge to life with real-world visual effects of wind, weapons impact, and free-motion movements.
Gamers can download the free demo available now at the PlayStation®Store and Xbox LIVE™ Marketplace. The demo features a tutorial of the game, a segment of the single-player story mode and sections of the addictive Time Trial mode.
Featured on the front cover of over 40 gaming magazines in 2008, Mirror’s Edge also won numerous critic awards including the Game Critics Award for “Best Original Game” and the IGN award for “Best Action Game” at E3. Mirror’s Edge was developed at EA Digital Illusions CE AB (DICE) in Stockholm, Sweden. The game is rated “T” by the ESRB and “16+” by PEGI.
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