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Epic Mickey getting semi-epic collector's edition

Posted by: Chuck at 8/30/2010 9:06 AM
In a move that will not surprise anyone than Michael Pachter, Disney has announced that they will be releasing a collector's edition of Epic Mickey.  For an extra $20 you'll get the game, a five inch figuring, a console skin, remote faceplate, and a bonus DVD with behind the scenes goodies.  It's not a bad deal but nothing too out of the ordinary for a collector's edition. 


DISNEY INTERACTIVE STUDIOS CREATING AN EPIC MASTERPIECE
WITH COLLECTOR'S EDITION OF DISNEY EPIC MICKEY

Special Edition Video Game Includes Collectible Disney Epic Mickey Figurine, WiiTM Console Skins and Remote Faceplate, and Bonus Content

BURBANK, Calif. - (August 30, 2010) - Disney Interactive Studios today announced that the internationally acclaimed upcoming video game Disney Epic Mickey will also be released as a Collectors' Edition in limited quantities. Available for pre-order beginning today in North America and alongside the standard edition at retail this holiday, the Collectors' Edition of Disney Epic Mickey will include the full version of the game, a five inch collectible Disney Epic Mickey figurine, WiiTM console skins and remote faceplate, and a bonus DVD with behind-the-scenes video and more. With its innovative style of gameplay using paint and thinner to dynamically change the game world, Disney Epic Mickey is one of the most anticipated titles of 2010.

"We're thrilled to roll out this Collectors' Edition featuring so many unique items including the collectible Disney Epic Mickey figurine and content that will surprise and delight gamers and Disney fans alike," said Graham Hopper, executive vice president and general manager, Disney Interactive Studios. "The addition of the bonus DVD with behind-the-scenes video and more will enhance and expand the overall Disney Epic Mickey experience."

Disney Epic Mickey is an action-adventure platforming game for the Wii console that sends Mickey Mouse on an epic journey of creativity and discovery. As Mickey, the player is propelled into Wasteland, an alternate world made up of Disney's long forgotten characters and attractions, and is given the power to wield paint and paint thinner to dynamically change the world while determining Mickey's path to becoming an epic hero.

Through the use of this unique paint and paint thinner, the key components of animation and Mickey's tools for impacting his world, players will have the ability to shape how the story unfolds as they discover the concept of "Playstyle Matters" - an innovative style of gameplay created by Disney Interactive Studios' Junction Point, led by industry luminary Warren Spector, where players creatively tackle different challenges in the world to explore all the possibilities and storylines - but with consequences for their chosen actions.

Disney Epic Mickey will be available this holiday season exclusively for Wii. The Disney Epic Mickey Collectors' Edition will retail at an MSRP of $69.99 and the standard edition will retail at an MSRP of $49.99. Assets for Disney Epic Mickey are available at www.dimgmedianet.com.

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About Junction Point
Junction Point is Disney Interactive Studios' Austin, Texas-based developer of console games with a focus on games where "playstyle matters." Junction Point games offer strong, player-driven narratives, opportunities for problem-solving over puzzles and choices with significant consequences. The studio's goal is to tell stories with players, not to them, allowing them to craft their own, unique experiences. Junction Point was founded in 2005 and joined Disney Interactive Studios in July 2007. For more information on the studio, go to www.junctionpoint.com.

About Disney Interactive Studios
Disney Interactive Studios, part of Disney Interactive Media Group, is the interactive entertainment affiliate of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS). Disney Interactive Studios self publishes and distributes a broad portfolio of multi-platform video games, mobile games and interactive entertainment worldwide. The company also licenses properties and works directly with other interactive game publishers to bring products for all ages to market. Disney Interactive Studios is based in Glendale, California, and has internal development studios around the world. For more information, log on to http://www.disneyinteractivestudios.com.