If you haven’t gotten a good look at Epic Mickey since E3, this is a trailer you won’t want to miss as it shows some good old platforming action along with the unique paint aspects of Epic Mickey, where you degrade/rebuild the world around you.
Epic Mickey is set to launch next month in both North America and Europe. Right now it is a Wii exclusive, but it is not entirely impossible for it to branch out onto other platforms. But if you wait too long, you don’t get the cool Collector’s Edition!
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Epic Mickey has been a long time coming, but the title is almost here. Europeans will be able to check the title out starting on November 25th, and North Americans will get the title on November 30th.
In North America, the title will be launching with a pretty fancy Collector’s Edition. The title is currently a Wii exclusive, but a future port isn’t out of the question.
You can check out the latest trailer for Epic Mickey after the jump.
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Since when did Disney turn Mickey into a selfish jerk?
At the Penny Arcade Expo in Seattle over the weekend, Disney allowed people to play the first level of Epic Mickey, this fall’s big Wii game. This level is mainly tutorial, teaching you how to run, jump and spray paint and thinner on the space of the world – making things appear and disappear.
Here’s the interesting part, Mickey can make moral decisions too. At one part in the level you find one of Mickey’s friends, a little Disney Gremlin, standing on a catapult near a treasure chest. You can decide to either save your friend the Gremlin and win a gold pin but not be allowed to open the treasure chest OR catapult him to his possible death and have the chest all to yourself. Be a good Mickey or an evil one?
Making different moral decisions determines how your game will turn out, eg: the experience can be slightly different every time. Other decisions include whether to spray enemies with thinner to defeat them or with paint to befriend them (odd but true). As the player tends to either be more nice or more mean little floating specks of colour begin to follow Mickey acting as a sort of shield and either beat up enemies or befriend them for you depending on which side you lean to.
It’s still unclear how a lot of this variation will work out in the game but hopefully it will give players a lot of flexibility in their playing style and how they express the morality of their character.
The video after the jump shows gameplay of said level and shows Mickey saving the gremlin guy at the end. Epic Mickey to be released exclusively for Wii on November 1st in North America.
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Toys ‘R Us has recently revealed the Epic Mickey Collector’s Edition at a reasonable price ($69.99), and I must say it’s rather enticing.
For a look at what you get follow the jump.
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Epic Mickey was one of the big Wii exclusives Nintendo lined up at this year’s E3, but it looks like Nintendo could potentially lose that exclusivity thanks to Microsoft and Sony’s new motion controllers.
“Before Move and Kinect I probably would have said no, because the game is built around gesturing” explained Warren Spector.”Now, however, there’s no reason technologically why we couldn’t.”
Spector said that he doesn’t have the power to say what platforms Epic Mickey will appear on. So far, no one from higher up has told him to start considering a port, but it seems Spector is happy the way things are. “I’ve been a Nintendo fan a long time, and I’ve been pretty open about the fact that the Zelda games are some of my favourite of all time. So we’re a Wii exclusive and I’m happy about that.”
If I had to say which platform Epic Mickey would appear on, it would probably be on PlayStation 3 with PlayStation Move. The controllers are very similar to the Wii’s. Kinect, with its lack of buttons, seems a bit less suited for the title.
It has been a long time since we have heard anything about Disney’s Wii exclusive Epic Mickey. All of a sudden it was revealed, and then just floated off into nothingness.
Rumor has it that there was a lot of backlash over the fact that the game didn’t represent the original concept art’s style in visual presentation. Disney listened and went back and reworked the visuals to better represent the original concept art for the title.
The same rumor says we will be seeing the new revamped version of the game at E3.
Hopefully the change in visuals will be doing the game a favor. Spy Borgs, another game with a lot of backlash for its original style, was completely revamped as well. It still pretty much bombed completely on the market. Admittedly, the beat em up genre isn’t as nearly as popular as it used to be.
As of right now we all know Epic Mickey as a Wii exclusive, but it looks like there might be a chance it heads to other platforms as well.
Steve Wadsworth of Disney said “We have a very large audience base that has Wiis in their home. That’s not to say that we won’t go to other platforms [in the future].”
With a steady stream of hardcore titles bombing on Wii it really is no surprise that they would be eyeing other platforms. At the moment it sounds like they plan with sticking with the Wii exclusive label, but don’t be too surprised if we see Epic Mickey head to other platforms.
Apparently there was a bit of controversy the other day regarding information on the new Micky Mouse game possibly not being a Wii exclusive. GameInformer reconfirmed on their website saying that to their knowledge the game is a Wii Exclusive.
The reason the information was pulled from the site was because they wanted it to be a surprise in their magazine, but it was accidentally placed in the online article instead of being held back till the magazine was released.
The November issue of Game Informer has revealed Epic Mickey for the Nintendo Wii by Junction Point and Disney Interactive Studio’s
Rumors and concept art have been circulating around the internet for awhile, so this might not come as big surprise to many.
Little details were given other than it will be a Mickey Mouse platformer in which you paint and erase levels.
(Source: Game Informer)