Mirror's Edge on the PC shipping, DLC news

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When I was at CES, Mirror's Edge was playing on a few PC's at the NVIDIA booth. In there they were showing off the 3D Vision goggles and the cool PhysX effects the game has. Well, now you can get that on your own as the PC version is shipping and will be in stores on January 16th. I have to say the PhysX effects looked really cool and add the 3D goggles on top if it and you get one crazy gaming experieince. If you purchase the PC game, you also get a free copy of the remix album as well so there's a little incentive to pick it up.

Also, DLC for the 360 and PS3 versions of the game are coming on January 29th which includes nine races acrss seven new maps. The pack will cost you $10 or 800 Microsoft points.

Award-Winning Action Adventure Game that Redefined First Person Games Makes its Way to the PC

Redwood City, CA. – January 13, 2009 – DICE, an Electronic Arts Inc. studio (NASDAQ: ERTS), today announced that the critically acclaimed first-person action adventure title, Mirror’s Edge™ has shipped for the PC to retailers in North America and will ship worldwide on January 16th. Players who purchase the PC version of the game will also receive a free copy of the Mirror’s Edge remix album. The album features the popular title track “Still Alive” performed by Swedish rock/pop star Lisa Miskovsky and remixes by some of today’s hottest artists including Benny Benassi, Paul van Dyk and Armand Van Helden.

DICE also confirmed today that downloadable content (DLC) for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, the Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system and the PC will be available January 29th. This special DLC pack will challenge players to achieve the fastest times possible on nine races across seven all-new and totally redesigned Time Trial maps. The DLC pack will be available for $10 USD or 800 Microsoft points.

Mirror’s Edge is a unique first-person action adventure where players are introduced to Faith, a ‘runner’ in a world where communication channels are highly monitored and the movement of information is closely watched. When Faith’s sister gets framed for murder, Faith finds herself on the edge of the city, on the wrong side of the law. The PC version of the game uses the NVIDIA® PhysX™ physics engine to bring the world of Mirror’s Edge to life with real-world visual effects of wind, weapons impact, and free-motion movements.

Gamers can download the free demo available now at the PlayStation®Store and Xbox LIVE™ Marketplace. The demo features a tutorial of the game, a segment of the single-player story mode and sections of the addictive Time Trial mode.

Featured on the front cover of over 40 gaming magazines in 2008, Mirror’s Edge also won numerous critic awards including the Game Critics Award for “Best Original Game” and the IGN award for “Best Action Game” at E3. Mirror’s Edge was developed at EA Digital Illusions CE AB (DICE) in Stockholm, Sweden. The game is rated “T” by the ESRB and “16+” by PEGI. For more information on EA DICE or Mirror’s Edge, please visit www.ea.com, www.dice.se or www.mirrorsedge.com.
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