Found: Parkour specialist recreates Mirror's Edge gameplay

By on September 6, 2013, 3:30 PM

Mirror’s Edge was the first game of its kind (at least, to my knowledge) to focus on the discipline of parkour – the act of quickly and efficiently overcoming obstacles in an environment using only your body and the momentum it creates.

EA announced a sequel for next-gen consoles at this year’s E3 but with without showing any actual in-game footage, we don’t yet know what to expect. With any luck, however, maybe it’ll be half as cool as this first-person perspective video from UK parkour specialist Neil Cointet.

Unsurprisingly, his inspiration to create the clip came from the original game released back in 2008. He dressed the part of protagonist Faith and hit the rooftops of Cambridge to put together the stunning footage you see above. For reference, you can check out the first game’s debut trailer below.

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lipe123 said:

That video made me tired from just looking at it, I wish I was that fit!

Lurker101 said:

Did he recreate the clunky, horrible, unintuitive combat too?

slh28 slh28, TechSpot Paladin, said:

That's just too awesome

1 person liked this | Rasta211 said:

Pretty cool. I remember in Mirror's edge you could swing from pipes and slide across the floor. Maybe that will be included in the next video.

wastedkill said:

Now this is awesome I myself would love to be fit enough to do parkour it looks like an amazing experience very adrenaline fueled but very dangerous I was kinda cringing when he was jumping over stuff and hopping onto those small ledges lol.

1 person liked this | mattfrompa mattfrompa said:

As someone who beat Mirror's Edge several times(great game IMO) that video is spot on. Very impressive all around.

LNCPapa LNCPapa said:

What matt said.

duomax said:

Wow! Jumping through edges was scary. I wish I could attach a controller on him!

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