IMG_0074.PNGAs much as I'd like to be reporting that Mirror's Edge is out and it's awesome, instead I have to break the bad news that we may not be seeing the game as early as we originally hoped.

We just recieved the following from EA:

The launch Mirror’s Edge for iPhone and iPod Touch has been postponed to early 2010. This will allow the development team to add features and enhancements that will expand the gameplay experience. Stay tuned for more details in the new year.

This comes as somewhat of a surprise because as mentioned in our hands-on preview of the game last month, Mirror's Edge played well, had great graphics, and felt like a complete iPhone game. One can't help but wonder what extra "features and enhancements" EA is going to be including in the game.

Whatever these extra additions are, it's nice to know that EA is taking their time with the game to make the initial release as strong as possible. We will keep you updated as we hear more from EA on the status of Mirror's Edge.

  • abc

    meh

  • abc

    meh

  • LBG

    Looks pretty crappy.
    I think I'll just play the PS3 version.....

    • SalsaMD

      crappy? huh?

      • LBG

        Ok, well maybe not crappy.
        But it doesn't look very fun, especially when compared to the console versions. It just isn't the same as a side scroller. It should be in first person.

      • Eli Hodapp

        For what it's worth I had a great time playing the game.

      • http://twitter.com/BulkSlash Bulk Slash

        Yeah I'd have preferred another first person game myself (mainly because I really, really want a sequel on the consoles) but from the video I think they might have come up with a control scheme that retains that flowing gameplay feel of the console game. I'm definitely looking forward to trying it.

  • LBG

    Looks pretty crappy.
    I think I'll just play the PS3 version.....

    • SalsaMD

      crappy? huh?

      • LBG

        Ok, well maybe not crappy.
        But it doesn't look very fun, especially when compared to the console versions. It just isn't the same as a side scroller. It should be in first person.

      • Eli Hodapp

        For what it's worth I had a great time playing the game.

      • http://twitter.com/BulkSlash Bulk Slash

        Yeah I'd have preferred another first person game myself (mainly because I really, really want a sequel on the consoles) but from the video I think they might have come up with a control scheme that retains that flowing gameplay feel of the console game. I'm definitely looking forward to trying it.

  • SalsaMD

    Hopefully, they will:

    1. replace cut scenes for the terrible scrolling "Star Wars" type plot

    2. Provide optional 1st person view as well (if wishing only made it so...)

  • overthrow

    i'm guessing the extra additions are ads. I didn't see any real ones.

  • SalsaMD

    Hopefully, they will:

    1. replace cut scenes for the terrible scrolling "Star Wars" type plot

    2. Provide optional 1st person view as well (if wishing only made it so...)

  • overthrow

    i'm guessing the extra additions are ads. I didn't see any real ones.

  • Hmar9333

    NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Screw you EA!

  • Hmar9333

    NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Screw you EA!

  • Tekkaman

    Could be they may be making adjustments so it will work on the islate or something of that nature.

    • SalsaMD

      Thus literally "expand" the gameplay experience...

  • Tekkaman

    Could be they may be making adjustments so it will work on the islate or something of that nature.

    • SalsaMD

      Thus literally "expand" the gameplay experience...

  • MrMuesli

    The memory of feeling like a total twit for buying C+C on release day with its dumbed down skirmish levels is still strong. I'm finding it hard to get worked up about this delay...

  • MrMuesli

    The memory of feeling like a total twit for buying C+C on release day with its dumbed down skirmish levels is still strong. I'm finding it hard to get worked up about this delay...

  • Will090

    Seems fishy, EA Mobile never polishes their games much past the expected.

  • Will090

    Seems fishy, EA Mobile never polishes their games much past the expected.

  • Mousefan71

    What's with the screen freezing all the time? Is it to pick what move you want to do next? Loved the game on the xbox. I dunno about this. It looks kinda dull and repetitive. At least Solar Fields' music seems to be intact...

  • Mousefan71

    What's with the screen freezing all the time? Is it to pick what move you want to do next? Loved the game on the xbox. I dunno about this. It looks kinda dull and repetitive. At least Solar Fields' music seems to be intact...

  • Maniacfive

    chances are they left out the 'Congratulation you beat the level, see more EA games?" message like at the end of monopoly, they'll be adding that in.

    Seriously though, I only see an ulterior motive for this, as posted before me, EA never polish their games before launch. This will be only to convert it to a freemium app or some such. Nothing we would actually want as gamers.

  • Maniacfive

    chances are they left out the 'Congratulation you beat the level, see more EA games?" message like at the end of monopoly, they'll be adding that in.

    Seriously though, I only see an ulterior motive for this, as posted before me, EA never polish their games before launch. This will be only to convert it to a freemium app or some such. Nothing we would actually want as gamers.

  • John

    i hope tim langdell isnt behind this

  • John

    i hope tim langdell isnt behind this

  • RNF

    Its early 2010 now!! :)

  • RNF

    Its early 2010 now!! :)

  • http://macosmovil.com Gameca

    EA had said that in early 2010 at its site says it has recently become less than a month, Coming in January 2010, they never said they would leave in December
    http://www.eamobile.co.uk/?TabId=145&pid=1

  • http://macosmovil.com Gameca

    EA had said that in early 2010 at its site says it has recently become less than a month, Coming in January 2010, they never said they would leave in December
    http://www.eamobile.co.uk/?TabId=145&pid=1

  • Munkie!

    Considering the massive layoffs just announced at EA, and the deep project cuts, I would not be surprised if this is an after-effect wrapped in a sheath of marketing.

  • Munkie!

    Considering the massive layoffs just announced at EA, and the deep project cuts, I would not be surprised if this is an after-effect wrapped in a sheath of marketing.

  • http://www.buzzabit.com/aaron Aaron Sullivan

    Tekkaman has it right, I bet. EA could be shooting to have this as one of the demo apps for the new Apple tablet and that will not only take a little time to adjust the game, but it will be major publicity. They can launch the app for the iPhone right after it's demoed on the new device.

  • http://www.buzzabit.com/aaron Aaron Sullivan

    Tekkaman has it right, I bet. EA could be shooting to have this as one of the demo apps for the new Apple tablet and that will not only take a little time to adjust the game, but it will be major publicity. They can launch the app for the iPhone right after it's demoed on the new device.

  • http://www.buzzabit.com/aaron Aaron Sullivan

    @mouseman
    The "freezing" is from tutorial messages.

    This game looks way better than I thought it would and the side view is far more suited to this type of gameplay anyway, imo. Looks like a mega-sequel to Canabalt if you didn't know Mirror's Edge existed beforehand. I was surprised it went inside and had as much person to person combat as it does. Kind of expected that to be cut out more for the iPhone version.

    Looks like a lot of care was put into this title. Just sayin'.

  • http://www.buzzabit.com/aaron Aaron Sullivan

    @mouseman
    The "freezing" is from tutorial messages.

    This game looks way better than I thought it would and the side view is far more suited to this type of gameplay anyway, imo. Looks like a mega-sequel to Canabalt if you didn't know Mirror's Edge existed beforehand. I was surprised it went inside and had as much person to person combat as it does. Kind of expected that to be cut out more for the iPhone version.

    Looks like a lot of care was put into this title. Just sayin'.

  • spedygnzls

    Hey, this interface could be great to incorporate into a return of Oni!

  • spedygnzls

    Hey, this interface could be great to incorporate into a return of Oni!

  • Moonmist

    well good thing it's early 2010 already!!! so it should be out anyday now

  • Moonmist

    well good thing it's early 2010 already!!! so it should be out anyday now

  • Darwiniandude

    Will be demoed on Jan 26th at the Apple Event as one of the exclusive games optimized for the iSlate but availible for iPhone / iPod Touch too.

    iSlate version will feature both perspectives.

    • Hmar9333

      How about no?

  • Darwiniandude

    Will be demoed on Jan 26th at the Apple Event as one of the exclusive games optimized for the iSlate but availible for iPhone / iPod Touch too.

    iSlate version will feature both perspectives.

    • Hmar9333

      How about no?

  • doozer

    Just looks like an overpolished version of canabalt... and I don't think that is a good thing. The delay is probably due to the fact that it isn't that much fun after a while.

  • doozer

    Just looks like an overpolished version of canabalt... and I don't think that is a good thing. The delay is probably due to the fact that it isn't that much fun after a while.

  • Symbolist

    Just looks like a colorfull version of Canabalts gameplay in a crossover with "Run!"... and I think that is a damn good thing - although I prefer the pure and simple thing. ("Canabalt".)

  • Symbolist

    Just looks like a colorfull version of Canabalts gameplay in a crossover with "Run!"... and I think that is a damn good thing - although I prefer the pure and simple thing. ("Canabalt".)

  • erik

    I hope, EA will face bankrupcy soon because I cant stand these shi..y games they release. EA takes great titles and turn them into something so unbeliable shi//y.... I just cant believe it.

  • erik

    I hope, EA will face bankrupcy soon because I cant stand these shi..y games they release. EA takes great titles and turn them into something so unbeliable shi//y.... I just cant believe it.

  • http://freeverse.com Crimsonic21

    I actually can't wait for this to get released... the game looks like TONS of fun and I really liked the original.

    I definitely think taking it to a side-scrolling view was the way to go as I've yet to find a 1st person game on the iPhone that's kept me playing longer than a few days.

    *Hopefully* they took a look at the response people had to the preview and decided to add some real cutscenes or integrate a side-story to the original rather than just scrolling text of what happened in that game.

    Still, you can sign me up!

  • http://freeverse.com Crimsonic21

    I actually can't wait for this to get released... the game looks like TONS of fun and I really liked the original.

    I definitely think taking it to a side-scrolling view was the way to go as I've yet to find a 1st person game on the iPhone that's kept me playing longer than a few days.

    *Hopefully* they took a look at the response people had to the preview and decided to add some real cutscenes or integrate a side-story to the original rather than just scrolling text of what happened in that game.

    Still, you can sign me up!

  • ...

    shit

  • ...

    shit

  • Wondering

    just wondering, is this the same Assassins Creed engine? Tha game is repetitive, the missions on the vid are too short and there is only a few character animations like jumps and etc. still look way better than AC.

  • Wondering

    just wondering, is this the same Assassins Creed engine? Tha game is repetitive, the missions on the vid are too short and there is only a few character animations like jumps and etc. still look way better than AC.

  • Symbolist

    Will be iPad only. Am I right? Thats the reason.

  • Symbolist

    Will be iPad only. Am I right? Thats the reason.