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Disney's Epic Mickey Might Have Life On The PS3 And 360

Initially, Disney's Epic Mickey was supposed to be in development for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC. But it didn't take long before Warren Spector and Junction Point Studios decided to shift their first title exclusively to the Wii.

This didn't go over too well with those who either don't own a Wii or have no intention of owning one, but it seems that with the impending motion sensing technologies for both the PS3 and 360, there might still be hope. This from Disney's Graham Hopper in speaking to Gamasutra; Hopper said the game's core concepts are rooted in its "ink and paint mechanic," which is why it fits well with the Wii. But we've got the PS3 motion controller and Natal for the 360 on the horizon, so the situation has changed. "If we started it 6 months ago we would have potentially thought differently about it," he said. Now, it's no surprise to learn that Disney has a very large audience amongst Wii owners, but at the same time, we have to assume a game like Epic Mickey would do very well on the PS3 and 360. And we don't necessarily have to rely on motion sensing, do we? I suppose it'll have to remain in the game, but perhaps they could simply implement some traditional controls...and couldn't they make it a lot prettier, too?  Of course they could.

We'll let you know if Disney ever decides to pursue any other platform besides the Wii for this game. In the meantime, guess we'll just have to be satisfied with the likes of Heavy Rain and God of War III. ...oh darn.

2/18/2010 9:27:23 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (54 posts)

LimitedVertigo
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 9:48:36 PM
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It's a kiddie game no wonder they chose the wii. Why would anyone with a PS3 buy this game?

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laxpro2001
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 9:52:04 PM

I don't think you can say that just because it's a Wii game or Mickey... wait for some gameplay videos to come out. The picture makes me think it might have a little bit of an edge

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 9:54:32 PM

I've already seen several pics and read the developers ideas on the project. They've said they're going for a darker tone but come on, it's Mickey Mouse. Mickey Mouse Dark is like adding rain to Katamari.

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laxpro2001
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 9:57:16 PM

lol that analogy made me laugh.

You might be right but I'll play the waiting game to see where they take this.

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 10:01:13 PM

You do have a point, no harm done with a "wait and see" mentality. I just usually have a negative outlook on things.

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Cholo Gamer
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 11:37:26 PM

I guess Kingdom Hearts is a "kiddie" game then.

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 11:57:26 PM

Of course it is, duh?

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MyWorstNightmar
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 12:33:20 AM

Responding to LV's first post, they chose the Wii for the motion control, not the kids. If it were the kids they were after, they would stick with the Wii, and not venture to the PS3 or XBOX.

Now, since you bring up kids, they DO stand to make a lot of money due to the fact it is on the Wii.

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LimitedVertigo
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 1:29:57 AM

I missed you Nightmar. Just a heads up, Ben was bashing the wii on the PS3 supply article.

Go get em!

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MyWorstNightmar
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 10:43:15 AM

GASP!

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RekeHavick
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 4:20:05 PM

After reading the Game Informer article - I for one am very interested in this title (I do not own a Wii). The history of Mickey and his maligned brother is intriguing and if this was to come to the PS3 - I would absolutely take a good hard look at owning this title.

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Alienange
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 9:49:07 PM
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I own a Wii and I was still quite disappointed. If this comes to the PS3 I'll be buying it. Everything about Mickey is Epic, why wouldn't I buy the game?

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 9:55:26 PM

Epic? Please explain.

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laxpro2001
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 10:01:42 PM

Mickey has done more in his lifetime than I could have ever done in 10 lifetimes!

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Alienange
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 10:05:10 PM

If I have to explain then there's nothing I could say that will get that fact through your head. You either know why he's epic or you don't.

Actually laxpro2001 has a good point. Start with that.

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GuernicaReborn
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 10:05:25 PM

Mickey needs no explanation. It's Mickey Mouse. What more do you need to know? Dude named his dog after a planet. He's badass.

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Hezzron
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 10:15:33 PM

I got to meet him at his huge complex in Florida a few days ago. He didn't say much, just smiled and waved, and posed for a pic with my boy.

However, waiting in line for 45 minutes for a hotdog at his joint was a pain in the ass.

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 10:30:04 PM

So I guess farmer John down the road that's 105 is pretty damn epic? Longevity does not equate to "epicness". I get it, Mickey Mouse is a beloved Disney character but that doesn't mean a videogame with him in it will be any more epic than a Sonic or Mario game. Plus as I've stated before this is going to be a kiddish game, just wait and see.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 10:35:00 PM

Why wouldn't you buy it? Umm because you just said you were disappointed with it.

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Alienange
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 10:35:03 PM

Um helloooo ! Of course it's going to be epic, it's in the name!

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 10:39:39 PM

Damn Canadian water supply, pff.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 11:00:18 PM

Tell me about it, the guy I tried to buy WKC from was in Canada.

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ace_boon_coon
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 8:05:05 AM

lol @ mickey bein epic

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MyWorstNightmar
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 11:52:13 AM

The picture Ben provided is cropped. When you see this picture in its entirety, it gets me enthused.

If the picture is any indication, this will be the best video game of all time. ALL TIME!

So with that in mind, the game will probably pretty much suck. Something like getting home a really hot chick with huge cans, only to unwrap the package, and find out she stuffed her bra. A "D" can fall to an "A" really fast.

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laxpro2001
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 9:49:09 PM
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I get a bad feeling when I hear these kind of announcements. While I am excited I'm nervous about the game being of good quality.

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BikerSaint
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 10:04:42 PM
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It looks like Mickey want's to stab somebody with his paintbrush in the pic.

Maybe he's hating on the the NBC Peacock & wants to rearrange the color palette of it's tail feathers,

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Oyashiro
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 10:08:50 PM
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I remember seeing the original concept art for this and thinking "This will be awesome to the Max!"

Then the first Wii screens came out and I was like... :(

True story.

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Alienange
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 10:15:51 PM

I believe it.

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Hezzron
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 10:17:29 PM

Why wouldn't we believe you? The internet is full of true stories.

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 10:30:35 PM

If it's 10 inches or less I believe it.

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Kowhoho
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 11:47:27 PM

Naw, pics or it never happened.

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Oyashiro
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 3:20:06 AM

I have pics but I uhhh... I have no internet to upload them to!

Phew, I bet they bought that lie as well. Oh Shi... I'm still typing, I didn't even realize! I get far to easily distrac... Submit Comment? I wonder what that does...

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 10:34:07 PM
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Never heard of it.

If I could kill Mickey in Kingdom Hearts I would actually play all the way through it.

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Alienange
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 10:35:42 PM

It's the name they're giving KH3

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MyWorstNightmar
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 12:30:17 AM

World, did your parents not take you to Disneyland as a small chap? I feel anger inside you my friend. Maybe it is the sword.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 1:25:13 AM

Yeah I did get to Disneyland, Space Mountain was insane!

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ace_boon_coon
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 8:08:00 AM

disney world sucks. i used to work there ugh.

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Robochic
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 12:19:04 AM
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I'm really interested in this game, I'll be waiting to see and hear more of it before I make an opion on it.

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___________
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 12:30:22 AM
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i originally thought this was based on the serial killer.
should of known that was to good to be true, no one is psychotic enough to make a game of that.
if 6 days in falujah gets that much flack and controversy, imagine what would happen to this.
plus its not exactly a soccer mum type of game either, the thing ninty always goes for.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 12:41:08 AM
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What was that Mickey game on the Genesis? Land of Illusion or something...?

It was one of my favorites. That game was the bomb.

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NoSmokingBandit
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 1:03:09 AM

Castle Of Illusion, Ben. And yes, its awesome

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laxpro2001
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 5:33:03 AM

OMG love that game. I was going to pull that one out but wasn't sure if anyone else heard of it... actually come to think of it there were about 3 MM games I recall enjoying on the genesis alone

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ace_boon_coon
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 8:09:02 AM

it was world of illusion. and magical quest on snes was good too

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NoSmokingBandit
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 1:04:48 AM
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Im hoping Epic Mickey has more in common with Kingdom Hearts than a kids game. Theres potential for something awesome (judging by the concept art), so im hoping Disney makes it a little more fun for adults.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 1:27:23 AM
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Fantasia was trippy. Someone took too much LSD back in the day.

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BikerSaint
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 3:06:44 AM

World,
Just popped Fantasia in again a few days ago & it's still timeless. Now, as for any psychedelics, I've always pleaded the 5th.

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fooosie
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 2:20:32 AM
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Its not on here yet (a bit suprised) but anyone catch the Lost Planet 2 story? It seems that it has too much content for a single dvd so the devs are scooping gobs of it out. Sound familiar? But instead of a FFXIII scenario where both kids get the same size slice of cake (360 got more discs though. waaaa) The ps3 is being treated to 100% of the content due to larger disc capacity.
ITS A DISASTER! 360 fan boys everywhere are rocking back and forth, shaking their heads and muttering no no no no no no no no no. All they can come up with so far is "why cant they just do multiple discs like ff13?"

delightful

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BikerSaint
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 3:14:53 AM
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@Foosie,
If so that's great, about time they didn't gimp up the PS3's copy, due to the other machine's lesser disc-abilities.

I say, let each machine handle as much as it can. We already know where all the chips will fall.

BTW, can you give us the link to that story??

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Robochic
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 4:41:46 AM
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@ world, I hear ya, fantasia the trippeast one of all... lol (sorry for the spelling it's 5:41am where I am.

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stemon
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 5:57:43 AM
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awesome news I am 29 but hell I would luv this game on ps3 the artwork and concept is badass.

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Mr Bitey
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 8:57:03 AM
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...and the flood of Wii shovelware ports begins. Thank you very much Arc and Natal.

Not that I think Mickey will (although it might), I think we'll see a flood of Wii ports coming our way. I'm sure developers will start pushing some of their garbage Wii games our way.

Thanks a lot Nintendo Wii. Worst Console ever.

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MyWorstNightmar
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 11:00:14 AM

I want to hate you, but I love the Avatar, and everything you type, I read it in Adam West's voice!

I can stroll down any video game aisle in any store, and be bombarded with "shovelware" on the PS3 and XBOX360. "Shovelware" is not a console exclusive. There is a higher percentage of bad games on the Wii, but not by a huge margin, and if you concider how many more Wii units are out there, percentage wise, logically they would have more games that don't cut the mustard. Great games CAN be made for the Wii as evidenced by Nintendo created games. Do not blame a console for shovelware, blame developers and consumers who buy that crap.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 1:30:27 PM

You make a good point, there will be a bunch of ports with the motion stuff. Sca-ree.

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Blaiyan
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 10:45:16 PM
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If it's not a wii port and uses a regular controller i'd buy Epic Mickey for Ps3. Well if I like the graphics and gameplay that is.

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