Release Date: Q3 2010 (September)
A Wii platformer starring the legendary Mickey Mouse himself? Hmm, why not? Here is the summary found on IGN.
"A heroic tale of redemption and discovery, Epic Mickey is an action-platforming game featuring the iconic Mickey Mouse in a fantastical adventure inspired by the cartoons of the 1930s and 1940s. Pulled into a warped Disney universe called the Cartoon Wasteland by an evil villain, Mickey finds himself in a world inhabited by the retired and forgotten cartoon characters and attractions from Disney's past. Mickey must use the very elements of himself and the world, paint and paint thinner, to explore the Cartoon Wasteland, find the source of evil that is destroying the land, and redeem his fellow cartoon characters including Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, Walt Disney's first cartoon star and Mickey's resentful half-brother. With visionary game designer Warren Spector behind the title, players choose their own path to defeat supreme evil, face the consequences of those decisions and ultimately free the Cartoon Wasteland. "
You would think that a Disney Mickey Mouse game would be a great one for the kids. I'm not so sure about that. The ESRB rating is listed as RP-T+, this rating denotes that content in this game has not been fully evaluated but will likely not be appropriate for children. Those interested in the product should check back for the official rating before purchasing if they are still considering the title.
Its about time that disney started to use mickey in a proper way unlike what they do with that abysmal clubhouse thing they have on tv that my daughter seems to love. The wii is fast turning into the home of the platformers and may it continue