EA gets a chance to do parkour right with a new ‘Mirror’s Edge’ game


Electronic Arts has announced a long-awaited sequel — or possibly prequel — to free-running game Mirror’s Edge. The original Mirror’s Edge, released five years ago, offered a unique and beautiful combination of traits: immersive first-person parkour that went beyond one-button jumps, a blindingly clean near-future aesthetic, and a female protagonist who wasn’t defined by her appeal to men. But its annoying shooting mechanics cut into the flow of running and evading enemies, and supposed courier Faith sadly delivered only a single package.

Beyond a short trailer, we don’t know much about the game, except that it will still involve protagonist Faith, some tattoos, and a lot of running through the militantly antiseptic city from the…

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