Mirror’s Edge 2D Will Blow You Away

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Mirror’s Edge came out this week for PS3 and Xbox 360. Got my PS3 copy yesterday and three chapters in it’s everything I expected it to be. A bit heavy on trial and error, but still, incredible game thus far (full review coming next week). Unfortunately for PC gamers, EA DICE’s parkour thriller won’t be ready for a PC release until early next year. But here’s a little something to help tide you over in the meantime.

Borne Games and EA are working on an official flash version of the game simply called Mirror’s Edge 2D. It’s currently in a one-stage beta and the Borne Games site is getting hammered with traffic right now so you’ll no doubt experience bugs and glitches, once you actually make it through to the site that is. I was able to squeeze in a quick play of the beta earlier this morning (though I’m having trouble getting back to the site now) and it’s simply amazing. I can’t believe how well the gameplay translates from such a breathtaking 3D world into a simple 2D platformer — in some ways it may actually be even better than its PS3/360 counterpart too! It also makes me yearn for maybe a DS or PSP portable translation down the road, or at least a port to PSN and the Xbox Live Arcade.

But let me cool down before I get too far ahead here, the full flash version hasn’t even come out yet and won’t be ready for prime time for another couple weeks. You’ve gotta check out the beta though. Follow the link below to give it a try, and be ready to refresh because you probably won’t get through on your first try. Have fun!

ME 2D Beta [Borne Games]

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