A new developer diary for Mirror’s Edge Catalyst takes a look at the first-person parkour title’s protagonist, narrative, and setting.
Catalyst will be a retelling of Faith’s origin story and is not necessarily tied to the plot of the original Mirror’s Edge, although some of the first game’s characters, such as Faith’s rival Celeste Wilson, will return. The evil corporation Pirandello Kruger will be present, though in Catalyst the super-company is split into two entities, Pirandello and Kruger. EA hasn’t told us much about the game’s story, but the trailer says that the game will take place after Faith serves time in jail, following the events of the tie-in comic Mirror’s Edge: Exordium.
The near-future City of Glass is shown off in the trailer as well. The city features a “dynamic time of day,” which will allow players to see the city both at night and during the day, according to the game’s level artist, Linnea Harrison.
Mirror’s Edge Catalyst is set for release on May 24th for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.