After his time producing and directing immersive simulators like System Shock and Deus Ex, legendary designer Warren Spector made waves when he announced Epic Mickey, a game about a certain famous mouse. What other ideas does Spector have rattling around his brain? On Kotaku Splitscreen, we discuss.
Legendary game designer Warren Spector was talking at the DICE convention in Las Vegas today, but didn't want to talk about his departure from Disney and the shuttering of his studio. He wanted to talk about the "graying of gaming" or at least about his journey though gaming. But the elephant is in the room, he said.
Following rumors yesterday, Junction Point, the development studio behind Epic Mickey and its sequel, has shut down.
Rumors are flying that Junction Point, the game studio behind Epic Mickey and its sequel, the recently-released Epic Mickey 2, is facing some issues.
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Epic Mickey was supposed to be one of the games that pumped new life into the Wii.
If Wreck-It Ralph isn't enough Disney for you this week, there is now a playable demo available of Epic Mickey: The Power Of Two.
Someday, somewhere, someone will make a video game musical. Legendary game designer Warren Spector hopes it will be him. His latest game, Epic Mickey 2, is something of a video game musical, but it's still not a realization of Spector's musical ambitions.
A cybernetically enhanced secret agent with a sniper rifle. A mouse with a paintbrush. You'd think those two things couldn't have less in common. But Warren Spector, who has now created games starring both of those characters, would tell you that they're more similar than you may realize.
Sure, we've got musical video games. But we've yet to have a real video game musical, a game that brings the goofy, earnest energy of musical theater onto a console or PC and lets us play our part.
This is the intro to Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two, slated for a November 18 release on Xbox 360, PC, PlayStation 3, and Wii.
One of this fall's Nintendo 3DS games of note that isn't made by Nintendo is Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion, a sidecrolling throwback to an old Genesis game, and a game that's got some unusual things going for it.
Epic Mickey was a game that fought against itself. Oh, I really, really wanted to fully embrace Warren Spector's love letter to Walt Disney's creations. But the continual struggle against the game's camera meant that the Wii exclusive undercut all its charm with severe control problems.
It's impossible to miss the huge amount of Disney love that Warren Spector brings to bear on the Epic Mickey games. The celebrated game designer has been talking about how much he cherishes the world Walt Disney engineered ever since the run-up to the first Epic Mickey game. But this year he did more than talk.
Disney Interactive today announced the official release date for Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two. You can expect to paint and erase all sorts of things on November 18, 2012.
Part of what you'll see in this latest teaser for Epic Mickey 2 is how the game looks on the Xbox 360. Warren Spector and the other developers from Junction Point talk up the visual upgrade that comes with moving to the PS3and Xbox 360 after having the first Epic Mickey come out only on the Wii. And that sure does…
Just because we pre-empted this week's Nintendo Download for some special Mass Effect 3 news doesn't make it any less exciting and important.
This is Disney Epic Mickey: The Power of Illusion. It's an upcoming game for the Nintendo 3DS. That's Nintendo 3DS. Not Super Nintendo. Or Nintendo Entertainment System. Though I can see how you might be confused.
Still unofficially announced, Disney Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion is a cover subject of the April edition of Nintendo Power, which arrived in some readers' mailboxes today.