Developer DICE revealed the name of its new Mirror's Edge game today: Mirror's Edge Catalyst. The follow-up to 2008's Mirror's Edge, Catalyst "is not a sequel," senior producer Sara Jansson wrote on the game's official website.
"The first game had a lot of promise," Jansson said. "It was unlike anything else in terms of the gameplay and style — it had a unique soul. But as much as we loved that game, we knew it could be more. So that's what we have set out to do as we introduce Mirror's Edge to a new generation.
"The team has spent a lot of time re-evaluating every aspect of the game and making it a new experience. This is not a sequel, this is not Mirror's Edge 2. We have landed on a vision that honors the first game — pushing the boundaries of first person movement and diving deeper into the story behind our heroine Faith — but also brings a lot of great new, interesting gameplay and features to the experience for our players."
Jansson confirmed that Mirror's Edge Catalyst will be present at E3 2015 next week, where we can expect to learn more about the game. Publisher Electronic Arts will hold its E3 media briefing on Monday, June 15 at 1 p.m. PT.
Mirror's Edge Catalyst was first teased at E3 2013, and promised to reboot the franchise for a new generation. EA and DICE said the new Mirror's Edge will focus on the "building blocks" of protagonist Faith.
The new Mirror's Edge is scheduled for release on PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One sometime in early 2016.