Original Fiction in Mirror's Edge
Introduces Faith – a Strong New Iconic
"Once this city used to pulse with
energy; dirty and dangerous, but alive and wonderful. Now it is
something else." –
Faith. DICE, an Electronic Arts Inc. studio (NASDAQ:ERTS), today
announced that writer and story designer Rhianna Pratchett is
responsible for crafting the intricate script for Mirror's
a unique first-person action adventure. Pratchett introduces players to
Faith, a ‘runner'
in a world where communication channels are highly monitored and the
movement of human traffic is closely watched. When Faith's
sister gets framed for a murder she did not commit, Faith finds herself
on the edge of the city, on the wrong side of the law.
"It was a great experience working with the
team at DICE to help breathe life into Faith; her world, relationships
and backstory," said Rhianna Pratchett. "My
heroines and heroes have always been the ones who were ordinary, but
through the events of a story, became extraordinary. Faith is skilled,
but she's certainly not a superhero. She has her flaws, like all of us.
In short: she's real. That's her appeal."
Mirror's Edge delivers players
straight into the shoes of this modern day heroine as she traverses the
vertigo-inducing cityscape, engaging in intense combat, fast-paced
chases and challenging puzzles. With a never-before-seen sense of
movement and perspective, players are drawn into Faith's
"We were excited to work with Rhianna to
develop the story, setting and character of Faith,"
said Owen O'Brien, Executive Producer, DICE. "We
were extremely lucky to be able to work with someone who is not only a
writer, but also a core gamer, to create the world of Mirror's
Pratchett has been recognized by the videogame entertainment industry
for numerous achievements in her 10 year gaming career including being
voted by Next-Gen.Biz as one of the 100 most influential women in
the games industry. She's also worked on a
number of high profiles games including Heavenly Sword and Overlord
that have been nominated for a BAFTA and Develop Award for
creation of story, character and new intellectual property. For more
information on her work, please visit www.rhiannapratchett.com.
Mirror's Edge is being developed at EA
Digital Illusions CE AB (DICE) in Stockholm, Sweden.