Thursday, October 22, 2009

Epic Mickey? In Steampunk?

If there's anything I've seen that's whacked up this entire year, it's the concept behind the upcoming Wii game: Epic Mickey.

The plot I've found so far is from
"A long, long, time ago, the sorcerer Yen Sid created a pen-and-paper world for his forgotten characters, accesible through a mirror. Mickey accidentally trips through the mirror, spilling paint thinner and twisting the world. He managed to escape without Yen Sid knowing, but it had its consequences. The Phantom Blot usurped power from Oswald the Lucky Rabbit and sent the world into ruin. Years later, Mickey is kidnapped by the Phantom Blot and sent into the world...

Oswald, his will lost, twisted by jealousy over the mouse's rise to fame, has formulated a plan to destroy Mickey. The Mad Doctor works closely with the Blot, creating robotic "Beetleworx", made to intimidate and twist Mickey's vision of his friends. He also creates 'buddies' for Oswald, looking like Donald Duck and Goofy, as Oswald wants Mickey's life and popularity for himself. Mickey must stop the Phantom Blot, gain the trust of Oswald and save the forgotten world."

Wow, looks like we're finally set on course for a more mature Disney game. According to many sources, the whole cast will get a redesign to fit the setting, which is...guess what: STEAMPUNK. I haven't really seen many steampunk settings in games for many years (if there is, please put in comment). I loved Steampunk setting, and seeing what Disney could come out with (i.e. Kingdom Hearts), I can't wait for this game.

More art found here.

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