Disney unveils Epic Mickey

Michael French
Disney unveils Epic Mickey

Disney's new Epic Mickey - a Wii title that effectively 'reinvents' Mickey Mouse - was finally announced today.

Confirmed at a London event after almost a year of speculation - and a long tease through US consumer site Game Informer - the title has been revealed as an action platformer game.

The title is being developed by Warren Spector at his Junction Point Studio, which Disney acquired in 2008.

Animation-buff Spector told a press conference of journalists from around the world that his plan was to tap into Mickey's rich history and Disney's classic animation IP - and separately confirmed to the Develop that the plan is to make the character relevant to new audiences.

“Mickey is an adventurous and rambunctious mouse,” said Spector.

“I want to bring his personality to the forefront, place him in a daunting world and connect his spirited character with video game players worldwide. Ultimately, each player decides for him- or herself what makes Mickey cool."

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