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.