[E3 2010] Warren Spector Paints a Wii Masterpiece in Epic Mickey


Of everything Nintendo had to show off during its E3 keynote — the 3DS, the return of Kid Icarus, and all the predictable Wii franchise updates — Disney’s Epic Mickey is the game that stood out most to me.

Created by Warren Spector and Junction Point Studios, Epic Mickey is a platform/adventure RPG for the Wii based around the idea of altering the world and its characters by painting and erasing objects into and out of the environment, with interactions based around a system of choices and consequences similar to an RPG.

Tying the experience together is a surprisingly dark tone and an epic story encompassing 80+ years of Mickey Mouse history and both familiar and forgotten Disney lore. So it’s sorta like Kingdom Hearts without the Final Fantasy JRPG slant — sign me up!

Learn more about this magical Wii exclusive after the break, where you’ll find the E3 trailer, a developer diary video, and new screenshots.

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Matt Litten is a 28 year old from-the-womb gamer turned video game reviewer/blogger and current editor/owner/operator of VGBlogger.com. Matt got his first taste of gaming as a youngster on the NES and Atari, and the rest is history from there. In 2004, three years removed from high school and still looking for a career direction in life, Matt landed his first gig in the video game review business writing for the now-defunct website BonusStage.com. After the sad and untimely close of BonusStage, the former staff went on to found VGBlogger.com, and after a short stint as US Site Manager for AceGamez Matt turned his attention to VGBlogger, and to this day is dedicated to making it one of the top video game blogs in all the blogosphere. Matt is a fair-minded reviewer and lover of games of all platforms and types, big or small, hyped or niche, big-budget or indie. But that doesn't mean he will let poor games slide without a good thrashing when necessary.