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Mirror's Edge theme, 'Still Alive,' not Portal's 'Still Alive'


When we received word today about the Mirror's Edge soundtrack – set do be available for digital download upon the game's launch Nov. 11 – something struck us as a bit ... odd. That would be the fact that the theme from the game is titled "Still Alive." You know, like the wonderfully infectious theme of another game: Portal.

This song isn't by geek rock legend Jonathan Coulton, however, nor does it feature the vocal stylings of GLaDOS. It is, in fact, by Swedish pop star Lisa Miskovsky, and, while wonderful, sounds nothing like Coulton's tune. It's a case of "same title, different song." Sort of makes us wonder, though, if anyone connected with Mirror's Edge at DICE or EA has, y'know, heard of Portal? After all, EA did distribute the console versions of The Orange Box.

Like we said, Miskovsky's "Still Alive" will be released Nov. 11 alongside several remixes of the song by prominent musicians including Paul van Dyk, Junkie XL, Teddybears, Benny Benassi, and Armand Van Helden. Starting this week, those who pre-order Mirror's Edge at Best Buy will receive a CD containing the game's theme and the Benny Benassi remix. Be sure to check out our hands-on impressions of the game's time trial mode posted earlier today.

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