Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Trailer Check: Mirror's Edge

© EA | Source: mirrorsedge

After having declared 2016 to be a year for gamers, I’m determined to keep you informed about new, interesting releases on the gaming front and here is another biggish one.

According to the US-American magazine Deadline EA’s video game Mirror’s Edge is about to be adapted as a TV show by Endemol Shine Studios. There isn’t much known about the plot so far, but the show is rumoured to be based on the newest part in the franchise Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst, which was released last Tuesday on June 7.

As you can see, this isn’t really a trailer check, since there is no official trailer out yet. However, the trailer for the new game should give you an idea of what to look forward to when Mirror’s Edge hits your TV screens in the near future. Have a look:

If the TV show is anything like the video game, which is highly likely, Mirror’s Edge promises to be an action-packed, adrenaline-oozing, female-centred show. The futuristic, urban setting with a slightly dystopian edge is the perfect background to the fast-paced, free-running action scenes in dizzying heights. 

© EA | Source: mirrorsedge

Here’s the plot of Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst in a nutshell:

“Mirror’s Edge is set in a quasi-futuristic dystopian society in which a network of “runners” act as couriers to transmit messages while evading government surveillance. The game’s main character and heroine is Faith, a runner and skilled warrior whose sister is framed for murder. The narrative follows Faith as she is drawn into the fight against the ruling Conglomerate and becomes enveloped in a conspiracy that could bring down society itself.” --- Deadline

Since the video game’s focus lies on running and more running and a few stunts here and there, it’ll be exciting to see what Endemol Shine Studios will add to the plot in order to give the show more depth. The protagonist Faith Connor can be turned into a kick-ass female heroine, or perhaps a complex anti-heroine, who isn’t afraid to do what is necessary to get shit done. In any case, she has the potential to become a fan’s favourite and lead to an attendance boom in parkour courses all over the world. Who knows? Let’s just hope for the best.

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