Epic Mickey, epic details: Possibly not Wii exclusive?

It’s time to get some Epic Mickey all up in your business, with a smattering of new details concerning Warren Spector’s highly anticipated Disney extravaganza. With the latest Game Informer soon to spill the beans on Mickey’s dark Wii outing, fresh intel has invariably been sniffed out, so strap yourselves in and get ready for the data blast.

Here is all the fresh news on Epic Mickey:

  • The game’s plot revolves around “forgotten” Disney characters. Obscure characters from long-forgotten cartoons and rides have been cast into a dark world of broken-down machinery and very bitter attitudes.
  • The main villain is Disney’s first-ever cartoon hero, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. Now a nobody, he has rallied the residents of the dark world and is out for revenge against the mouse that took his place as Disney’s spokesman.
  • Oswald unleashes the Phantom Blot, a monster that invades the Disney universe and begins to disassemble it by using black ink and making the colors of the world run together (this explains the “melting” imagery used in concept art).  It’s all very meta, this.
  • Mickey Mouse will save the Disney world by fixing the Blot’s undoings, using a set of tools like paintbrushes, paint thinner, erasers and pencils to restore the artwork of his universe.
  • The tools are mapped to various Wiimote gestures.
  • The game is all about artwork and exploring. Also, Mickey will be getting a radical makeover, which is why nobody’s seen his face yet. A source tells Eurogamer that “he’s far more retro than you’ve seen him for years.”
  • There are also rumors surfacing that Epic Mickey will not be exclusive to the Wii, based on Game Informer removing the Wii exclusivity claim from its teaser page. Might mean nothing, but we’ll have to see.

So … how frigging hot does that lot sound? Very hot, I will imagine. I love it when cartoon companies scour their libraries for obscure and forgotten characters, so it’s going to be great to see what surprises pop up in Epic Mickey. I think this is going to be something that old-school Disney fans will find absolutely brilliant. Cannot wait to see the new look for Mickey, too.

What do you think? Exciting or what?

James Stephanie Sterling