Spector's Epic Mickey is a Wii game

Written by Joe Martin

July 30, 2009 | 09:59

Tags: #epic-mickey #warren-spector

Companies: #disney

Following on from the emergence of concept art rumoured to be from Deus Ex creator Warren Spector is the news that the still unannounced game may be a Wii exclusive.

Details are slim on the game and all anybody knows for sure is that it's being designed by Spector's Junction Point Studios under the codename Epic Mickey. Anything else is pure rumour.

The rumours are still pretty convincing though, with concept art emerging yesterday bearing the codename and showing a somewhat darker and more steampunk take on the Disney universe. One of the most popular rumours at the moment is that Epic Mickey will be a reimagined version of Disney's platforming classic Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse, complete with the robotic Goofy and post-apocalyptic Disneyland seen in recent concept art.

If the concept art is indeed linked to the project though then hardcore gamers shouldn't get too excited about the game coming to the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 or PC any time soon - a close look at the CV of one of the concept artists at Junction Point mentions Epic Mickey as a Wii game. A Wii exclusive, we imagine, as no other platforms are mentioned.

The reveal that Spector is taking his next project away from the hardcore PC audience isn't all that surprising though. Not only has Spector tried to distance himself from the upcoming Deus Ex 3, but he's also said that he believes that shorter and more accessible games are the future. He's also voiced the desire to make a game based on Disney cartoon characters as far back as 2006, in an interview with Edge.

"I'm just tired of making games about guys in black leather carrying guns," Spector said in an interview last year.

No guys in black leather? Damn. Well, we still want it on PC though, whatever it is. Let us know your thoughts in the forums.
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