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The next Mirror's Edge will show how Faith became Faith

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The next Mirror's Edge game will tell the story of how protagonist Faith became the woman she is in the original game, EA announced today during its E3 press conference.

The game will focus on the "building blocks" of Faith, with developers seeking to make her freedom of movement and appearance reflect her life. She needs to look strong, as the game focuses its mechanics on her movements. Developer DICE is working with parkour artists to create and expand on Faith's moves, building on her move sets from the first Mirror's Edge game.

Players will be able to explore multiple paths in the environment to get where they need to go. There will be a broad number of options for locomotion and close-quarters combat that will accommodate both veteran and less-skilled Mirror's Edge players.

In a post on the official Mirror's Edge website, senior producer Sara Jansson said the game was still in early development, with a lot of work left ahead of the team.

"I wanted to let you know that the game is progressing nicely and I think you're going to love it," she said. "I know many of you probably wish we would show more of the game, but we're still pretty early in development and our passionate core Mirror's Edge team is working full on to make the best game possible."

The next Mirror's Edge is in development at DICE and was revealed at E3 2013. The game will launch for PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One.