Epic Mickey inked in for November 30

Disney and Warren Spector's Junction Point provide post-Thanksgiving launch date for heroic rodent's dystopian adventure on Wii.

As part of his 2010 Penny Arcade Expo keynote address, Junction Point studio boss Warren Spector urged core gamers to give developers a bit of leeway when it comes to building games that may not fall into the traditional core genres. The plea was a self-serving one, considering Spector has been hard at work on Epic Mickey for Disney Interactive Studios since 2007, having built his reputation on all-time classics such as Deus Ex, Thief, and System Shock.

Epic Mickey will be part of the post-Thanksgiving glut.

Today, DIS said just when Spector's experiment would come to fruition, attaching a November 30 release date to Epic Mickey for the Wii. Entertainment Weekly first carried the news, along with a new trailer for the game.

Combining elements of the action adventure, role-playing, and platforming genres, Epic Mickey sees Disney's storied mouse braving the dreary bluffs of the Wasteland. The alternate dimension is populated by a variety of characters from Disney's stable, and Mickey must complete his family-friendly quest with the aid of his trusty paint brush. With the tool, players are able to alter the way the world looks, painting in some areas while thinning others.

Carrying a $50 price tag for the standard edition, Epic Mickey will also be available in a $70 package. The collector's edition includes a 5-inch Epic Mickey figurine, an Epic Mickey-themed skin and faceplate for the Wii, and a behind-the-scenes bonus video.

For more information, check out GameSpot's previous coverage of Epic Mickey.

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spooky102
spooky102

This game should hopefully be great, cause I'm planning on getting it.

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

This game had better be bloody good! I have high hopes.

hotdiddykong
hotdiddykong

I cant wait to get this along with Kirby's epic yarn and Donkey kong country returns (sigh) when will people learn that the word "Kiddy" doesnt exist? their constant bashing of this and Kirby's epic yarn are pathetic. Its Mickey freakin Mouse, He's an icon for something everyone knows next to mario. Why does EVERYTHING that doesnt have "Realistic" art style is being bashed as kiddy? God these kids need to grow up

Henninger
Henninger

The concept is good but 4 some reason i just have the feeling that this game wont sell half a million. I really dont care cuz im not a Disney fan @ all (Marvel doesnt count). I hope this game proves me wrong though.

Gladestone1
Gladestone1

Didnt think id buy any wii games this year..How ever im buying 3..Epic mickey, goldeneye, an also metroid..Good year for my wii along with super mario )..

bawkbawkboo1
bawkbawkboo1

I played through the demo level at PAX this year, and was mostly impressed until the game crashed on me. After I completed one of the early sections, it showed this long 2-d cutscene and then the screen just randomly went black and then error codes came up on the screen. I told the employee and they said that it had happened before and that they just needed to reset it. If it's in store on Nov 30, they probably didn't have much time, which make me worry about the final product. Presumably they wouldn't ship it unless it's fixed but you never know.

Sepewrath
Sepewrath

@freedomspopular A little research would go a long way. Not to mention, Mickey Mouse is a global icon, a character that has meaning to peoples grandparents, its a character that transcends age groups.

grant4500neo
grant4500neo

@freedomspopular mickey may signal a kiddie game, but I remember reading something around the time of announcement about it not being such.

Texasguy
Texasguy

November 2010 is looking like the Wii's best month. Three huge exclusive titles within weeks of each other. Plus Metroid and Kirby recently before that as well

freedomspopular
freedomspopular

This sounds like it will be pretty cool, except for the fact that it has "Mickey" in the title. That makes me feel like it will be a kiddie game. It better be cool, with all the hype it's getting.

6h05tly
6h05tly

November 30: Indeed an "epic" day for us Wii owners :)

Cruse34
Cruse34

Good new, I thought it might get delayed

goodemon
goodemon

Man this game is the one game I'm picking up for my wii this year... unless a Playstation move version is announced. I want those trophies!

chisoxrule
chisoxrule

Meh.... I'll likely be knee-deep in Fallout:New Vegas by the time this comes out. :P

Marcster1994
Marcster1994

I'm getting a lot of Wii games for my Birthday this year! This has been a good year for the wii!

nakasa5
nakasa5

I am getting at least 1 Wii game this Fall. The question is whether it will be this, Donkey Kong, or Goldeneye....