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Mirror's Edge: Catalyst

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: DICE
Release Date: June 7, 2016 (US), June 9, 2016 (EU)

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'Mirror's Edge: Catalyst' (ALL) Features Original CHVRCHES Track - Trailer

by Rainier on May 13, 2016 @ 1:48 p.m. PDT

Mirror's Edge sees the return of Faith, on her way to becoming a legendary runner in a totalitarian city overrun by corruption.

Mirror’s Edge Catalyst immerses players in the origin story of Faith, and her rise from a careless young woman to a heroine who opens the eyes of an entire city. Featuring fluid movement and combat in a massive city where you can run free and explore, Mirror’s Edge Catalyst adds a new level of immersion to action adventure games by putting you in the first person perspective. You are not just watching Faith’s fight for freedom, you will experience it through her eyes.

In Mirror’s Edge Catalyst, you will experience the rise of Faith, a daring Runner who uncovers a hidden truth within the walls of the city of Glass. Through her journey, Faith will explore every corner of the city, from the highest, most pristine skyscrapers, to the dark and gritty tunnels that lie beneath. Players will need to master the environment, using their momentum and timing their combat to fight the oppression of the ruling elite, uncovering the dark secrets behind the city’s beautiful façade. Mirror’s Edge Catalyst gives players the freedom to explore the entire city, discovering a variety of new activities, like ‘Dash’, races from point A to B, environmental puzzles and story missions to complete at their own pace.

For players that want to show off their perfect technique or how well they’ve mastered the city can pre-order Mirror’s Edge Catalyst to receive the Combat Runner Kit or Speed Runner Kit, respectively. The Combat Runner Kit includes unique in-game items including a combat-themed Projection Shader, changing how a player appears in their friend’s game world, a Runner Tag to stand out in the leaderboards, and a unique background to customize a player’s Screen Hacks. The Speed Runner Kit also comes equipped with a Projection Shader, Runner Tag and unique Screen Hack background, but the features are more themed to the speed of their skill.

DICE announced a collaboration with critically-acclaimed Scottish electronic group, CHVRCHES, who composed the original song, “Warning Call”, for the upcoming video game, Mirror’s Edge™ Catalyst. The song is featured at the start and end of the game and one more secret location if you explore the city of Glass, and touches on many of the thematic elements of the Mirror’s Edge Catalyst story.

CHVRCHES’ signature style, juxtaposing the light and the dark, is its own brand of twisted pop music that uniquely merges the organic with the electronic. Frontwoman, Lauren Mayberry, wrote lyrics from the perspective of the game’s heroine, Faith, and perfectly depicts her world, struggles and strength.  “Warning Call’” is some of the band’s finest work to date.

"We were honored to be asked to contribute to the soundtrack for Mirror’s Edge Catalyst. The sound of CHVRCHES' music resonates with the minimalist sci-fi dystopia of the Mirror’s Edge world, and we feel that the song complements the drama, emotion and empowering themes of Faith's story,” says Iain Cook from CHVRCHES.

“Warning Call” was recorded prior to the band’s current world tour at their own Alucard Studios in Glasgow. The band was drawn to and inspired by the game’s city of Glass setting with its sweeping, futuristic skylines, and wanted to evoke an otherworldly feeling in the music to match the visual aesthetic of the game. Intrepid listeners will also hear elements of the game’s main theme throughout “Warning Call” itself.


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