A new teaser trailer was released for Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst, the upcoming open-world free-running game from DICE and Electronic Arts. The game will have a sizable presence at year’s GamesCom in Cologne, Germany.
VG 24/7 spotted the teaser trailer from Gematsu that you can check out below. The Mirror’s Edge clip is only 23 seconds but it shows a heck of a lot of promise.
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As much as I hate teasers and trailers that are setup to announce trailers, I have to admit that that teaser for Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst actually has me really wanting to see more.
It’s a clip that seems to have a lot of details packed into such a short amount of time. We get to see how the rooftops in the city are interconnected in a way that allows Faith to get around town, as well as some of the high-rises that break into the skyline.
During the segment where Faith spins around and gives us a view of what’s behind her, we see alternate routes for where she could have come from as opposed to where she did come from. The teaser clip starts with Faith climbing up a pipe to get to the rooftop. But when she turns around we see that there was an alternate route available where she could have leaped from an adjacent building to get to her current position. There’s also an opening just to the right of the screen where it appears as if Faith could have used another building to race across to her current position.
DICE promised an open world where players would be able to pick and choose how they get around town, and even in a clip that’s barely 20 seconds of gameplay, we get to see all sorts of interesting bevy of alternate routes for Faith to explore and run through.
And even though the game has switched from the Unreal Engine to the Frostbite 3.0, the graphics in the game are still as clean as the original, with a lot of focus on architectural contours and angular designs perfect for parkour.
I actually can’t wait to see more of this new Mirror’s Edge and I’m definitely curious to see how DICE handles the game leading up to release. Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst will be a part of Electronic Arts’ GamesCom press conference, which will take place on Wednesday in the morning for Europeans and in the Afternoon for Americans. The game is set to release on PC, PS4 and Xbox One beginning February 23rd, 2016.