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The evidence is steadily building for an impending Mirror's Edge 2 announcement. Just a week after we saw the game listed on a German retailer, EA itself seems to have let word slip with the brief appearance of a help page on the company's official site.
The help page, caught by NeoGAF users and captured (above) in screenshot form by our own Alice O'Connor, shows the title plain as day. It doesn't shed any light on details like platforms, but that does seem to all-but confirm the sequel. As NeoGAF user "ekim" points out, replacing the URL with terms like "mass-effect-4" and "fifa-15" doesn't work, so EA isn't in the habit of making help pages for unannounced games. The page was later pulled. That makes three spottings so far, after Amazon Germany, and later, a pulled Amazon Italy listing for Xbox One.
It seems likely that an announcement is imminent, possibly at E3 in two weeks. If so, look surprised. Shacknews has contacted EA regarding the help page, and will update as more information becomes available.
Update - Added comment from EA.
We've been hearing about the potential sequel to the cult favorite Mirror's Edge for a long time. Most recently we heard rumblings that it could be in development at DICE. All those rumors may be coming closer to an actual announcement, as "Mirror's Edge 2" has been spotted on a German retail site.
Amazon Germany lists the game for the Xbox 360. It's a sparse page other than that, but it's a bit more hope than Mirror's Edge fans have had in a long while. Amazon has had a history of spilling the beans on projects, like when the German version of the retailer outed Europe's Skyrim Premium Edition.
This is no guarantee of Mirror's Edge 2, but it would make a nice announcement for Electronic Arts at E3. We contacted EA regarding the listing, and a representative issued the following statement.
"We appreciate fan enthusiasm for Mirror's Edge, especially fans throughout the retail channel. This is not official EA material. We have nothing to announce at this time."
Edge Games CEO Tim Langdell's hold on the Edge name is no more. A California Court of Appeals has ruled the trademark should be canceled, and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has complied.
The USPTO notice (via Polygon) cancels five trademarks with various versions of "Edge" in them that Langdell had used to sue games that attempted to use Edge in the title. He attempted to sue Electronic Arts over the game Mirror's Edge; EA fought back.
Publisher Mobigame is also celebrating the news, as Langdell had forced the temporary removal of the iOS game Edge off the App Store for almost three weeks in 2010. "It took us two years to create Edge from scratch, then we waited four additional years for this day to happen," Mobigame's David Papazian wrote on developer Two Tribes' website. "This story represent six years of our lives but now the road is totally clear for Edge."
Of course, Langdell isn't going quietly, filing a protest with the court objecting to the cancellation.
Steam's holiday sale has started up, and is set to last through January 5. Today's initial offerings offer deals on a few games and the entire library of some series. These come alongside Flash Sales, a community vote for the next sale game, and various publisher packs.
Today's deals, which last through tomorrow at midnight, include Scribblenauts Unlimited for $19.99, Mirror's Edge for $4.99, Wargame: European Escapation for $9.99, and 50-75% discounts on various games in the Hitman, Borderlands, and Prince of Persia series. The current poll lets you pick between 75% off Limbo, Braid, or The Secret of Monkey Island.