Electronic Arts have revealed forthcoming map pack downloadable content for Mirror's Edge, separate from the game's storyline, instead aimed squarely at time trial mode.
“The freedom of movement and control in first person has been the most popular aspect of Mirror’s Edge so we decided to distil these down to their purest form for this map pack,” says Owen O’Brien, Senior Producer, DICE. “We deliberately chose a more abstract aesthetic that is still within our distinctive art style and then focused on flow and gameplay to create an experience and challenge very different from the main game.”
Time Trial is a popular mode in Mirror’s Edge that challenges players to find the fastest route across various maps. Players can upload their best time to the Mirror’s Edge leaderboards for their friends to download and compete against. Players can see their friend’s ‘ghost’ run as they race their way through the course to the top of the leaderboards.
Check out the interesting new level design in the trailer right here
on AusGamers. The new map pack is due in "Late January" for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 as well as the upcoming PC version at a cost of US$10 or 800 Microsoft Points.