Disney revealing 'epic' project on March 27 - Report

Epic Mickey designer, Junction Point founder Warren Spector to unveil new game later this month.

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The next game from famed designer Warren Spector will be revealed on March 27, according to an event invitation sent to French fan site Nintendo-Master.

Warren Spector has something new up his sleeve, according to the report.

The invitation sent to the site from Disney France indicates that on March 27, Spector will take the wraps off an "epic project." No mention was made concerning what will be shown at the event, and as of press time, Disney had not responded to GameSpot's request for comment.

The wording of the tease points to an announcement of a sequel to the Wii-exclusive Epic Mickey. That game launched in 2010 and fell short with critics, but it went on to sell over 1.3 million units during its first month. Spector defended the game, saying, "I will go to my grave, imperfect as it is, proud as hell of my camera team. If reviewers want to give us a hard time about it because they're misunderstanding the game we made, it's not for me to tell them that they're wrong, absolutely not."

In January, rumors sparked that Epic Mickey 2 was in development for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii, with a release date targeted for this fall. The game is rumored to include a two-player split-screen mode.

For more on the original Epic Mickey, check out GameSpot's review.

Discussion

60 comments
Dingle_Dootie
Dingle_Dootie

In my humble opinion, Epic Mickey was the most disappointing Wii game ever. The sequel would have to be a vast improvement for me to even consider giving it a rental.

LordRaymond
LordRaymond

Are they reviving Pirates of the Caribbean Armada of the Damned?

Franzkill
Franzkill

If anything a sequel to Epic Mickey should be more like World Of Illusions (Mega Drive/Gens) to really get my attention. Heck I would absolutely love a HD remake of that game, god memories of my childhood :)

JRETSO
JRETSO

Even with it's flaws, Epic Mickey was a wonderful game. I really had only one Stage where the camera was super wonky, but the story and pure creativity of it was great. Hopefully, if it is a new Mickey game, they could fix the few problems and keep the world they created alive.

Gurzociurlo
Gurzociurlo

Come on everyone, it won't be kingdom hearts, that's for sure! I mean, it's Warren Spector, not Square Enix!

Norrie91
Norrie91

KINGDOM HEARTS 3!!! PLEASE, FOR THE LOVE OF GOD JUST MAKE IT ALREADY!!!

Ripper_TV
Ripper_TV

Would be a blatant hint. Not an Epic Mickey 2 is my guess.

gix47
gix47

epic mickey wasnt that epic

Johny_47
Johny_47

Another Epic game? like Epic Mickey, maybe Epic Story, with alot of Disney characters in it =)

frodob4ggins
frodob4ggins

kingdom hearts pleeeeeeeaaaaassssssssseeeeeeeeee

BryanParksSuper
BryanParksSuper

I hope it's Kingdom Hearts III. We have waited for Versus XIII and that game has shown signs of life or even moving forward toward release. People want KH III and were tired of waiting. At least give us KH HD Collection.

franzito
franzito

As always, if a game sells more than 1 million, the developer think it's a success and aims for a continue. Sometimes it is.

nintendoboy16
nintendoboy16

An "epic" project? I THINK that spoils it. :P

parrot_of_adun
parrot_of_adun

Color me excited. From what I've played of Epic Mickey, and Spector being awesome, I can't imagine why anyone wouldn't be at least vaguely interested.

anticusho1984
anticusho1984

epic mickey was a surprise I never though I would enjoy it that much so I'm looking forward to this project

emperiox
emperiox

Kingdom Hearts 3, please.

jmeyer2039
jmeyer2039

I actually liked Epic Mickey, but I hate the fact that he defends the camera and dismisses criticism of it as "misunderstanding the game."

darkouer
darkouer

They should make Epic Donald. That duck's personality is a better fit for what was originally envisioned for Epic Mickey, and at a later stage removed. Also, while Mickey is Disney's posterboy, I think Donald is more funny/interesting as a character.

Sepewrath
Sepewrath

Could it be one of the worst kept secrets in gaming? Epic Mickey 2. The first one was a good game, if flawed; iron those out and you will have a great game. @DragonessAthena The idea is to know whether or not the audience on a particular console is interested. They simply didn't think the audience on the HD consoles would be that interested. THQ tried it with De Blob, went from Wii exclusive to multiplat and it bombed, killed the studio.

Leir_Bag
Leir_Bag

It will be a sequel to Epic Mickey, that's for sure. And be sure that Disney will screw things up again by not letting the developers do what ever they want with the franchise. Disney is just too anal with their franchises to let other mix their creativity with them. It's their loss.

DragonessAthena
DragonessAthena

Smartened up and will release it on every console instead of just the Wii? You finally figured out that instead of getting money from one audience, it's better to get it from three audiences?

reiko_sawamura
reiko_sawamura

Epic Mickey sequal that's dark and horrific please! I want zombie goofy!

coop36
coop36

Cool.. I wouldnt complain about there being another one.

zephyrantes22
zephyrantes22

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DrAmazinDood
DrAmazinDood

you keep using that word, I don't think you know what it means :P

HollowNinja
HollowNinja

If it was KH3, it would be Square Enix doing the reveal. Sorry kiddos.

moviequest14
moviequest14

lol funny at all the completely oblivious people that think this is going to be KH3 or really anything else.Even for the person that reads the title only and then immediately comments it should be obvious what the title is. I'm apparently one of the few that does feel this way but I really enjoyed the game.Sure it had some problems and wasn't quite as 'epic' as the title suggests but hell,it's a good licensed game..should we have any reason to be so critical? I thought that it really blended the licensed titles in well without blatant promotion of current shows/movies and the paint/thinner aspect was very innovative.To say the least,I've seen games with much larger problems receive much,much more (some might say too much) praise.Personally a bit disappointed that it is going multiplatform this time around since it was one of the only REALLY good 3rd party exclusive wii titles.

Ovirew
Ovirew

I honestly do kind of hope it's KH3. I mean how many years have the poor fans of that series been hanging on, waiting for the conclusion to the trilogy? I personally gave up after the first game, I thought it should have been a one-shot game and not a series with a bunch of sequels. The stories in each of these 'filler' KH games just get weirder and weirder, and make less and less sense even though the series' creator claims the fans will understand them after playing them.

ZombehDino
ZombehDino

I'm not totally sure, but I have a slight hunch... a slight one, mind you... that this project MIGHT just be a new Epic Mickey game. But that's a big maybe, of course. Lord knows the hints the devs gave were amazingly subtle.

flammable_zeus
flammable_zeus

We bring you this news to announce that in a month we'll have news to report!

Joey2cool
Joey2cool

Sorry for all of you who enjoyed that Wii Mickey game, but if this doesn't turn out to be KH3, it doesn't matter.

Haasdude
Haasdude

Epic Goofy here we come! Day one purchase!

PixelAddict
PixelAddict

Hope they fix the camera this time around. First Epic was a great idea, but implemented POORLY.

Linkbest23
Linkbest23

If it is KH3 then indeed it will be epic

SaudiFury
SaudiFury

Epic Mickey 2, calling it. Also hate this business of announcing when their making announcements.

layton2012
layton2012

Great concept, return to the darker Mickey that was orinally meant to be in the first, and fix the camera issues and a sequel could be amazing.

silverwings21
silverwings21

Wow, a lot of announcing announcements lately. Before it was Pokemon white/black 2, now this. JUST TELL US WHAT THE NEWS IS, NOT WHEN IT WILL BE ANNOUNCED! ; )

Cheddarchet
Cheddarchet

Wouldn't mind hearing about a sequel to Epic Mickey, truth be told. While I have yet to play it personally, I've been meaning to for some time...

xXFr34k_0uTXx
xXFr34k_0uTXx

@balthor44 I'm with you on that one. That kind of announcement would immediately alter my mood.

BFKZ
BFKZ

Kingdom hearts 3 please...

MetaMods
MetaMods

@PcGamingRig you do read my mind

Sticboy
Sticboy

I'm with balthor. Far too long has Disney (who I work for) thrown out shoddy, quickly pieced together games for mere revenue. Put together a title as great as Kingdom Hearts again...quality games! (If it wasn't for Square Enix Disney wouldn't stand a chance int he interactive media division). Kingdom Hearts 3 or I don't really care...