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Mirror's Edge Time Trial DLC Scheduled For January 29

It's a big month for EA's Mirror's Edge, as PC users will get their first chance to play the innovative action title as it releases this week, and some great DLC is coming to the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Marketplace.

According to Joystiq, DICE has confirmed that the new downloadable content is scheduled to release on January 29. For only $9.99, you will receive the Time Trial pack, which consists of nine races over seven entirely new maps. There's a picture of one of those maps here, and as you can see, the visuals aren't realistic but more surreal and clearly designed so the player focuses entirely on running (no fighting). For those who have played the full game all the way through, this will probably come as a relief. The last few hours of the adventure had Faith constantly avoiding incessant gunfire, which in our opinion, got a little tiresome. With this new DLC, you'll be able to enjoy the most entertaining aspect of the game, which is - by far - the running. There won't be any soldiers to worry about; it'll just be you, the map, the clock, and your dexterous abilities. We've seen some of these special Time Trial races in action and trust us when we say, they're going to test your skill in a way the actual game never did. If you love the concept of Mirror's Edge but had a few small issues with the campaign, this DLC pack will remove the excess baggage and focus on the purity of running.

We also figure it's about time to hear talk of a sequel, if DICE and EA are willing to produce one. We'd love to see it, and although we'd like them to fix a few small things for Mirror's Edge 2, we'd most definitely welcome that announcement.

1/13/2009 Ben Dutka

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fallingdove
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 @ 11:41:15 AM
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If only they could offer improved cutscenes as DLC.

:)

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MetalHead09
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 @ 12:55:44 PM
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i still have to pick this game up. i fell in love with the demo, i played the sh** out of it. it just wouldnt get old.

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Zorigo
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 @ 2:31:07 PM

i felt exactly the same way, so i picked it up off ebay for 18 quid

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Orvisman
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 @ 1:46:13 PM
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I thought the PS3 was getting exclusive DLC for this game? At least for a period of time.

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coverton341
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 @ 2:21:56 PM

I thought that I had read that somewhere as well. What happened to that?

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Jut420
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 @ 6:44:44 PM

Yes Playstation 3 is recieving exclusive downloadable content. Instead of the 9 races that is mentioned in the article Playstation 3 owners get an exclusive 10th race.

I was a little put off to hear that it was just time trial runs but when I saw a video a couple months, or maybe it was just a month, ago I kind of liked the idea they had for the layout. Blocks floating in mid air. Talk a huge freefall if you don't make the jump. I think it'll be exciting to take a run through and $10.00 isn't a bad price for 7 new levels to run through even if it is just for time trial mode.

I still think the best DLC they could have gave us was a movie playback mode where they literally played the game back for you in movie form, but playing it back the same exact way you ran through the game. It would be so cool to sit back and watch yourself play through the game in movie form, especially with some of the leaps of faith you must make a certain points. I wouldn't want the whole thing to be in traditional third person perspective but I would like to see faith's whole body when she's jumping. I just don't want the movie playback to be in first-person perspective if you know what I mean. I just think this would have been the perfect game to bring this element in to.

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MetalHead09
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 7:01:54 AM

@jut, yea thats not a bad idea, take skates camera and playback system and direct the playback of the game yourself and you can get some sick videos yuh know?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 @ 3:18:30 PM
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Ack, DLC to make a short game longer? Isn't this what we were afraid of?

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N a S a H
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 @ 3:41:00 PM
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I'm gonna say what most people would say about this

Should have been included in the game.

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robinhood2010
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 @ 5:44:24 PM
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It should, but it wasn't.

So are you gonna complain more now when you do have it, or if they decided they were not going to release it, hmm?

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PS3_Wizard
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 8:24:25 AM

I think hes saying all developers are gonna start half-assing on games just because they know they can release the rest of it at a later date.

By that alone, it SHOULD have been included in the game.

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Orvisman
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 9:59:13 AM
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Welcome to the world of online-enabled consoles!

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