Mirror’s Edge 2 has not been officially announced by Electronic Arts, but a brief listing for the game on the publisher’s official website today has all but confirmed the game’s existence.
An eagle eyed NeoGAF user discovered an entire page on Electronic Arts’ Help Center website this morning that was devoted to the unannounced Mirror’s Edge sequel. The website itself specifically noted the Mirror’s Edge 2 name in two different places on the page, and again in the url (help.ea.com/en/mirrors-edge/mirrors-edge-2). Naturally, EA took down the Help Center page shortly after it was discovered, but not before screenshots (pictured above) were captured and uploaded across the internet.
The discovery of the EA website for Mirror’s Edge 2 comes just one day after Amazon’s foreign operations posted their second listing in as many weeks for the unconfirmed title, and it caps off a long history of EA executives and employees mentioning the game in interviews and resumes. Electronic Arts has not officially announced a Mirror’s Edge sequel, but at this point it is hard to imagine a situation where the game is not in development.
Whether you view this as good news or not is going to depend greatly on your experience with the original game. Mirror’s Edge didn’t break any sales records when it was released in 2008, but it has gained a bit of a cult following over the years. Personally, I loved the concept and idea behind the game, but felt the first-person viewpoint was too problematic from a gameplay perspective. Assuming Mirror’s Edge 2 does get announced next month at E3, I’m hopeful that EA has found a way to make the first-person view work better with the free running and platforming aspects.
We will keep an eye out for any official confirmation from Electronic Arts on Mirror’s Edge 2 and let you know as soon as anything is announced.