Following up on an earlier promise for more information at a later date, DICE today announced that the first DLC for Mirror's Edge will be a time trial map pack.
The seven maps will be available for PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 for $10 or 800 Microsoft Points. The PlayStation 3 version will also receive an additional map for free.
"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," said DICE senior producer Owen O'Brien, adding, "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."
The DLC will ship late January.
DICE also announced that the PC version of the game will ship to North American stores January 13, with the international release following January 16.
I was bracing myself to hate this game after reading some reviews, but I enjoyed it thoroughly. I felt any problems with it were just inherent to the game's concept and unavoidable.
The concept is good, the execution suffers in the latter portions of the game where combat becomes the focus more than running, jumping and climbing. DICE would do well to add more to the movement concepts in subsequent games.
Still an incredibly fun game, flaws and all, though.