Epic Mickey. What to Expect.

Mickey Mouse? In his own game? On the Wii? Is it true? Yes, it is indeed true. Time for you all to play as Mickey as he gets re-acquainted with some old friends.

Epic Mickey is a new game for the family console we all know and love developed by Junction Point Studios for Disney. Epic Mickey stars our favourite Disney character too, Mickey Mouse.

The basic storyline is as follows. In the Disney universe there is a pen and paper world that was created by the sorcerer Yen Sid. This pen and paper world is the home to Walt Disney’s forgotten and rejected characters. Mickey finds himself in Yen Sid’s study and is messing around when he accidentally drops some paint on a model. This manages to make the Phantom Blot. Mickey heres Yen Sid returning to his study and tries to fix the mess with Paint Thinner and a Sponge. He manages to spill spills the Thinner all over the Pen and Paper world, making it a wasteland. The Blot uses this as his chance to take over the world and takes control away from Mickey’s half-brother, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. Meanwhile Mickey flees through a magic mirror.

Many years later, enough for Mickey to forget about this incident, the Phantom Blot enters Mickey’s home through the Magic Mirror and pulls him into the wasteland. Now Mickey has to try to fix his wrongs and save the world from the Phantom Blot and many other forgotten or rejected characters of Disney’s past.

Epic Mickey is a platformer at heart. Using two main themes as you travel through the game. Paint and Paint Thinner. These two things allow Mickey to progress through the game by creating and destroying things to advance. These actions will affect the world around Mickey through use of a Morality system. This means depending on how you react with the environment different alliances, side-quests and power-ips become available for use. If you do the right actions you can even avoid Boss Battles.

There isn’t much else to say about Epic Mickey, it’s a very pretty looking game and is a game to watch out for this Christmas. It will be released exclusively on the Nintendo Wii on November 25th 2010.

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About Nick Duggan
I'm 19 an I study Computer Games Design at Staffordshire University. I'm a video gamer and also a Yu-Gi-Oh! collector/player. Twitter: @30DiedOnMars

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