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Time to dust off your Wii, Epic Mickey to hit stores on November 30th

Posted by: Chuck at 9/16/2010 8:09 AM
You've seen the cool trailers and read all the raves for Epic Mickey and all that was left is a release date which Disney provided today.  The game will be in stores on November 30th in the US  (November 25 in Europe and November 26 in the UK).  If you're not at least somewhat excited for the game then you need to check your pulse as you've got THE iconic Disney character coupled with Warren Spector (one of the best game designers in the business).  We're going to be getting an early look at the game next week so check back on Friday for some hands on impressions of the game.


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PAINT AND THINNER EXPECTED TO ALTER THE WORLD WHEN DISNEY EPIC MICKEY LAUNCHES ON NOVEMBER 30, 2010

September 16, 2010 – Disney Interactive Studios announced today that Disney Epic Mickey will be available on November 30 in North America, November 26 in the United Kingdom and November 25, 2010 in Europe. 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. The game’s new video, “Journey”, is available for viewing now at www.Disney.com.

“I believe that video games tell stories as deep and as sophisticated as movies, books or any other medium. In Disney Epic Mickey, Mickey Mouse is faced with challenges worthy of a hero, while the players’ actions and their decisions throughout the game alter the gameworld,” said Warren Spector, general manager and creative director, Disney Interactive Studios’ Junction Point in Austin. “We are honored and humbled by the anticipation for Disney Epic Mickey, and we could not be more excited to get the game in people’s hands so that they can experience the thrill of becoming a hero and controlling their own destiny.”

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 Mickeywill be available exclusively for the Wii console.