Deus Ex Veteran's 'Epic Mickey' Coming to Wii, Amazing Artwork Includes Zombie Goofy

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Warren Spector's rumored Disney-meets-steampunk project "Epic Mickey" is rumor no more, as confirmation and art have emerged by way of online resumes and portfolios.

Coming from the Disney-owned Junction Point Studios, Epic Mickey is being developed for the Wii, going by the resume of current Junction artist Tony Pulham. The resume has since been updated to remove the reference, with "undisclosed title" replacing Pulham's previous mention of "Epic Mickey (Wii Video Game)."

Little else is known of the project--rumors suggest it's a platformer--with Spector having previously cautioned that upon its revelation, fans would vilify the Deus Ex and System Shock veteran, accuse him of selling out, and act "like the world came to an end."


One of the "beetleworx" and a seemingly important castle.

Meanwhile, former Junction Point artist Fred Gambino has posted several pieces of concept art labeled "Epic Mickey," with online postings from fellow ex-Junction artist Gary Glover sharing themes, locations, and even names. Furthermore, Glover's work matches descriptions of the Epic Mickey artwork glimpsed by Gamasutra last year.

Credit to superannuation for discovering Pullham's Wii-confirming resume and pointing out Gambino's work, with Glover's art making the rounds via NeoGAF.

From The Chatty
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    July 29, 2009 8:47 AM

    That art looks pretty awesome.

    I can't help but say I wish this was for 360, pc,or ps3 for the game could actualy look like that art in game which would be fresh and cool :

    http://www.shacknews.com/screenshots.x?gallery=12496&game_id=7801#img138496

    Not good to judge a game that I have not sceen but you know... its the Wii... we will see what it looks like.

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      July 29, 2009 8:53 AM

      art looks great, hope they don't go cheap on the graphics b/c of Wii. Wii can handle Xbox 1 level graphics yet devs seem content with early PS2 level stuff.

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      July 29, 2009 8:56 AM

      I, too, wish it were coming out for something other than Wii. I have hopes that it will.

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      July 29, 2009 9:39 AM

      I agree. I would probably buy this, but I don't own a Wii and probably won't until the end of its life cycle.