Epic Mickey rumors intensify, become less rumor-like

funkey_098_400The unconfirmed Epic Mickey Wii exclusive we told you about last week is getting more real with each passing day. Earlier, we saw some concept art from Warren Spector’s Junction Point Studios that depicted classic Disney characters in a distinctly steampunk, definitely eerie setting.

Now we have some more.

The game, rumored to be a platformer, will feature Okami-like drawing and level manipulation. Said an anonymous source to OMGNintendo, “This ‘painting your way’ involves you drawing, etching and erasing whole or parts of levels as you go.”

And, better still, we’re also getting a glimpse at the conflict that will live at the heart of this incredibly intriguing title:

“We’ve also been told that it’ll be based around very old and/or forgotten Disney characters who are out to get their revenge on Mickey,” according to the site, “presumably because they’re jealous of all his fame and fortune.”

This title sounds like an absolute trip. Platformer and Okami set in a freaky steampunk land? Count me in, and this is coming from a guy who hasn’t played a Disney title since Mickey Mousecapade.

14 Responses to Epic Mickey rumors intensify, become less rumor-like

  1. frankatank34 says:

    Mickey Speedway USA on the N64 wasn’t that awful…

  2. Brian says:

    Now if only i didn’t loathe Disney (well except for Tron and a few other things)

    It still sounds pretty cool though.

  3. Jamie says:

    Kingdom Hearts is the only game series I need with Disney in it…

  4. Lord Toker says:

    still sounds too good to be true, but i will hold my breath, wait, and see.

  5. kyle says:

    this sounds… epic… i cannot wait.

  6. John says:

    Epic and Mickey, two words that should not be paired. Maybe funny, or even adorable… epic, maybe not.

  7. Rabbitduck says:

    I dislike Disney as a corporation, not based on their artistic works. This, I could possibly get behind. I mean, they kinda broke the mold with Kingdom Hearts, I’m sure they could do it again.

  8. Run line 10 says:

    This sounds very good!

  9. rdaneel72 says:

    Say what you will about the Disney corporation as it exists today, they own a virtual goldmine of potentially compelling material. The concept art released for this game is amazing (and my current desktop wallpaper), and the rumored story is intriguing. Plus, Warren Spector is running this show. All these elements combined together equal one hell of an interesting rumor.

  10. Reynard says:

    John you’ve obviously never seen the sorcerer’s apprentice portion of Fantasia.

  11. Poochy says:

    @ Brian:

    “Now if only i didn’t loathe Disney (well except for Tron and a few other things)”

    Yes, loathe them for their superb animation and storytelling values, loathe them!

  12. Dfox says:

    I’m guessing Oswald The Rabbit is the final boss.

  13. Byron says:

    @Poochy

    “Yes, loathe them for their superb animation and storytelling values, loathe them!”

    You never saw Bolt, did you? Disney Animation is dead. Long live… Pixar!!!

    @Dfox

    Oswald is gonna kick Mickey’s ass all over Orlando.

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