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Before Mirror's Edge: Catalyst, a comic will fill in the backstory

Mirror's Edge getting a six-issue comic series that will serve as an introduction for Catalyst.

Before the new Mirror's Edge launches, Electronic Arts will release a new six-issue comic series that explores the backstory of Faith, the protagonist of the original game and the upcoming Mirror's Edge: Catalyst.

Dark Horse Comics today announced the new limited series, titled Mirror's Edge: Exordium. "Exordium" refers to an introduction to something, and that's precisely what these comics will serve as for newcomers to the series. Readers will be provided with "special insight into the origin of Faith" in the comics as she transforms "from a careless young woman to the heroine who opens the eyes of the city."

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The series is being created by a team of employees at DICE, the developer of the Battlefield and Mirror's Edge games. Narrative director Christofer Emgard will write the comics, while art will be handled by Mattias Haggstrom, Robert Sammelin, Henrik Sahlström, Erik Persson and Emgard.

Dark Horse and EA had no further details on Exordium's contents to share, though we did get a look at the cover of the first issue, which you can see above. The 32-page "Exordium #1" will go on sale on September 9 for $4.

DICE has emphasized that Catalyst is not a sequel to the original Mirror's Edge, though it's unclear what that distinction actually means for the game. Despite confirmation of its existence, we've still yet to see the game itself, though it's expected to be shown at E3 next week before its release in the first quarter of 2016.