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Mickey gets epic Nov 30; new trailer debuts

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Been following the development of Epic Mickey, the dark-themed Mickey Mouse game from celebrated game design auteur Warren Spector?

If so, we’ve got a double surprise for you: first, the news that you’re only going to have to wait until November 30 to get your hands on this stunning-looking Wii exclusive, and second, this new trailer, hot off the presses at publisher Disney.


Epic Mickey is part of an effort to shift Mickey Mouse’s character away from the cheerful, happy-go-lucky personality he’s sported for the past 80-plus years. It’ll see him indulging his darker, more cunning side, as he tries to clean up a Disney-inspired world called the Cartoon Wasteland using a magic paintbrush.

"I believe that video games tell stories as deep and as sophisticated as movies, books or any other medium. In Disney Epic Mickey, Mickey Mouse is faced with challenges worthy of a hero, while the players' actions and their decisions throughout the game alter the gameworld,” creative director Warren Spector said in a press release. Longtime gamers will remember Spector as the brain behind groundbreaking turn-of-the-century shooter Deus Ex.

“We are honored and humbled by the anticipation for Disney Epic Mickey,” Spector continued, “and we could not be more excited to get the game in people's hands so that they can experience the thrill of becoming a hero and controlling their own destiny."

That’ll happen on November 30 in the U.S., and November 25 in Europe.

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