The lights are on
The rumors have been flying for months. From the outrageous (some actually thought we were bought by Disney, which was quite funny), to the right on (our forums pieced together all the clues from the last issue), the time has come to lay all rumors to rest. The November cover is indeed, Disney Epic Mickey, coming exclusively to the Nintendo Wii, from Junction Point and Disney Interactive Studios.
This issue is the first of our highly anticipated redesign that subscribers should be receiving around October 12th.
There are a number of other highlights, including a Skate 3 first-look, an in-depth, seven-page report on the relationship between Hollywood and video games, interviews with executives from all three console manufacturers, and much, much more.
But the biggest news is our expanded coverage online that is available to all gameinformer.com visitors. Starting at 4PM CST today we will unveil the first companion piece to the magazine: an exclusive video interview with Warren Spector about his relationship with Mickey Mouse, including a portion of his giant Disney memorabilia collection that is housed at Junction Point. We will also have a photo-blog chronicling many of the outstanding pieces in his collection hitting at the same time.
This is just the beginning of our month of Mickey madness that will unfold over the next three plus weeks. So be sure to watch our Disney Epic Mickey landing page over the following month.
We don’t want to spoil what’s to come, but we have some amazing things in store, including screenshots, animations, and tons of concept art and music.
Watch for the issue in your mailbox over the coming weeks and make sure to come to gameinformer.com for the latest updates and news.
Oh yeah, and one last thing. All GI covers from here on out will feature a full wrap-around cover. Here is the Mickey cover in all its glory. The best part, and the reason we switched to these, is that the subscriber address label and the UPC will be on the back so it no longer clashes with our wonderful cover art.
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AWE...wait for it...SOME!
bad ass mickey?
That is one beautiful cover...
That's it. I'm buying a Wii just to play this game.
I hope they changed the way they put your name and address on the cover. They need to put them in plastic bags and have your address on it, not on the cover. Hate how it ruins the covers.
"The best part, and the reason we switched to these, is that the subscriber address label and the UPC will be on the back so it no longer clashes with our wonderful cover art."
Read the whole article.
Interesting, I like it how some still see potential in Nintendo. Disney Interactive have always had award winning games. You kinda have to wonder just how they are going to utilize everything. Or if it will use Motion Plus. I'm defiantly keeping an eye out for this.
Great looking cover! The idea is cool... I've always been annoyed with the UPC code and address label getting in the way of the cover art.
I'm curious about this Mickey concept. It makes the game look all bad ass and grown-upy, but then again, it's Mickey Mouse!
I'm expecting something like Luigi's Mansion right now... and hoping I'm wrong...
I second that Meagan, beautiful cover. Epic. First thoughts: This is what happens when Mickey goes into the Hollow with a paint brush instead of a Lancer.
The Epic Epicness of this Epic cover art is Epic.
This is *** amazing
Ugh sorry for the triple post, lame internet froze up and when the page reloaded that was the result.
Sweet! What a great way to kick off the new design. Good call making wrap-around a standard. That should make for some pretty rad GI covers in the future.
Very interesting, to say the least. I never was a huge Mickey fan, but maybe this will melt my icy heart enough to start liking the little fellow!
I hope the game is as good as that cover.
Now that is a gorgeous cover! Great job!
Wow. Until now, I'd only seen the front cover and loved it, but with the back cover... what a beauty.
Holy crap, wow. I don't want to say it looks epic, since that would be redundant, but...it's look so epic.
I can count the Wii games that I truly adore on one hand. I genuinely hope this makes my list, my rarely-used Wii probably hopes so as well. I'm definitely intrigued...
I am liking the new look. It is good to see the Wii getting some great third party support. I look forward to hearing from Warren Spector, I bet his memoribilia collection is awesome.