Electronic Arts announced today that it will be teaming up with Wildstorm, an imprint of DC Comics, to create a Mirror's Edge comic book. It's a little more substantial than the alleged Mirror's Edge movie on EA's to-do list.
The series will run a total of six volumes and serves as a prequel to the game, which is to be released this winter for the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC. The comics introduce us to Faith and her fellow Runners who act as couriers in the world of Mirror's Edge, utilizing a series of skyways and rooftops to deliver messages from one point to another. The comics will also explain events leading up to the game, such as how her city got to be the way it is.
Writer and story designer Rhianna Pratchett, also responsible for the game's script, and artist Matthew Dow Smith will be masterminding the project, and the first issue of this comic will be distributed at Comic-Con in San Diego.
“Rhianna and DICE have created an amazing game with a great backstory,” says Hank Kanalz, Vice President/General Manager for WildStorm.
“The characters have really come alive in the game, and we are pleased that we will be able to add to the canon of the Mirror’s Edge universe with this project.”
A little disappointing for those of us who won't be making it to Comic-Con but are looking forward to the game. There's no word yet on when the other five installments will be published or where they can be purchased. Mirror's Edge looks like a great game, and I'm hoping the first issue will eventually be available to the rest of us who couldn't make it to the convention.