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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BEAUTIFUL!!!!! I <3 Mickey!!!
My new favorite cover! That just blew my mind. Putting the characters on the far one third(when the mag is open) is simple perfection. Kudos for the bar code placement.
hope thats a tentative title
Good choice on the cover! I really like that it wraps around. (I hated seeing ads on the back)
Can't wait to see what else is in store! :)
***, that certainly looks epic. Can't wait to read about it!
I remember that news that came out a while ago about a post-apocalyptic Disney world, but I was thinking that maybe it was gonna tie into Kingdom Hearts III. I did think it was weird that Junction Point would be making it but I guess their not so... I am definitely excited to see what this game has to offer though. I haven't bought a Wii game since Super Smash Bros. Brawl so it's about time I got a new one. Oh and great cover by the way.
sweet, I always love the GI cover art and this is just gonna make it awesome...er... is that a word?
That looks sick lol.
WE ALL KNEW IT! I am seriously looking forward to this issue. I called it being exclusive to the Wii first. Thank you GI for not disappointing.
Epic Mickey and Metroid: Other M are the 2 reasons I still care about Wii.
I guess Honda (or whatever car company it was) got tired on being on the back cover. So I guess there won't be any more story tabs at the top of the magazine anymore.
And major props with moving the address label. Hopefully, you all don't send those covers that tell you to resubscribe over the cover art anymore.
I love the cover.
wow. now if it can deliver everything it appears to be promising.
But I don't wanna buy a Wii!!!!! :'(
Wow, thats an amazing cover. It might sound silly to buy a game simply based off of a few pictures but this has definitely caught my interest and I'm almost on board for the game even though I haven't even read the article yet.
oooooo, I'm loving the new cover.
Also can't wait for details on the game. Game Informer usually pics the best and most promising titles for their covers, so I've already gotten my hopes up. :)
Game of the year calling it now
I am super excited I may get to finally dust off my Wii!
Normally I'm skeptical (to say the least) about Disney games, even ones with cool concept art. As long as Warren Spector is involved, though, I am as giddy as a 5 year old girl with a Little Mermaid tiger handheld circa 1993. I will walk down any road with Warren Spector.