No Other Platforms Planned For Disney Epic Mickey... Anymore

Speaking with game designer Warren Spector earlier this week, he told Kotaku that Disney Epic Mickey is currently a one-platform game. That means that while it's headed for the Wii, there aren't even plans for a DS version.

"There haven't been a lot of games like this on the Wii," he said. "There hasn't been a game that offers the kind of interactions and choices that this offers."

While he told us that the game won't be coming to any other platforms, that wasn't always the case.

In an interview with Official Nintendo Magazine, Spector said that the game started out as a PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 title. At some point the head of Disney Interactive pulled Spector into his office to ask the designer how the game was coming along and what it would take to make it sing. Spector replied that he would like to focus on a single platform.

"At that time we were talking about a Wii port and I was begging people - no, we can't just port to the Wii, it's not going to work. It needs to be its own game. A lot of the design ideas just won't work on the Wii, we need to give the Wii its dues. Graham looked at me and said 'What do you think about a Wii exclusive?' And I went 'Holy cow - yeah!'"

While Spector is deep in the development cycle of what sounds to be an ambitious game, one that could spawn a franchise and extend into other mediums, I was able to goad him into talking a little bit about future plans.

With Disney's recent acquisition of Marvel and Spector's love of comics, in particular Marvel, I couldn't help but wonder if he hopes to work on a Marvel game in the future.

Spector reminded me that he worked on the Marvel Super Heroes role-playing game back in the 80s for TSR.

"I wrote a Marvel game book called One Thing After Another," he said. "And I was able to write the words 'It's clobbering time' and know that Stan Lee would read them.

"I'm a comic book junkie, I love, love, love comic books. Of all of the super hero characters the Thing is by far my favorite."

Any plans for a Marvel game? Not yet. Would he want to? Most definitely.

Spector added that he's also still like to make a video game based on the Golden Compass.

I think that's something we'd all like to see.