Mirror's Edge Demo On PSN Today?
October is just about over, and boy, we hauled in some excellent games. Nobody can be disappointed with the titles available in the past month - LittleBigPlanet, Dead Space, Fallout 3, Bioshock, Far Cry 2, MotorStorm: Pacific Rift; just to name a few - and more are on the way in November. One of them is EA's very promising and potentially innovative action game, Mirror's Edge.
We've known for a while that developer DICE was using the PlayStation 3 as the lead platform for this title, and at one point, it was even rumored to be a PS3 exclusive. But while it is coming to the Xbox 360, this is one multiplatform title we will recommend consumers purchase for the PS3. Furthermore, if you want to go hands-on, you can do it today, Network users. According to D-Pad Magazine, you should find a playable demo up on the PlayStation Store today, and we're hoping this doesn't only apply to the UK. Jump on and check it out; the game will launch in the U.S. on November 11 and in the UK on November 14, but why wait two weeks? We've heard about a possible demo for quite a while now, and we actually expected it last week. But that rumor turned out to be so much fluff, and now our hopes have resurrected in the form of this new information. Critics who have gone hands-on with Mirror's Edge already have come away mightily impressed, so even if you don't get a chance to play the demo, keep this one on your radar.
Games have tried interesting variations on the first-person theme before, but rarely have they succeeded in revolutionizing the genre. But given the ambition shown in this particular game, we believe we're in store for something entirely fresh and new...
10/30/2008 Ben Dutka