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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heh, "pieced together the clues"
I guess i was spot on, and i only posted my conclusion yesterday ;)
W00t!!! Spoiler page.
I love the wrap around cover! Just don't ruin em by selling these new 'cover ads' that are ruining mags left and right now!
This looks epic. Should be very interesting.
I wouldn't be surprised if Disney bought Game Informer though. They're on a huge shopping spree. Yay, epic cover!!
Looks good. My guess was a bit right.
Yes. Just yes.
This already looks so awesome. I just really wish it was Kingdom Hearts 3. God I want that game so bad. Also, exclusive wii? I have one and will buy it either way, but kinda was hopin to never have to play that dumb thing again until galaxy 2.
This is just for the Wii? Why?
I wonder if other characters will appear or be playable..
I do hope this comes out for the 360 though.
Didn't Capcom have the Disney license at one point?
Wii has it's advantages. It's good to own all three consoles. You don't miss out on anything, and you never have to be disappointed about a game not coming to your system
Good job GI forums. We've only been working at this about a month now.
Im interested to see what epic mickeys all about but the kingdom hearts fanboy side of me just cried a lil bit...
Wow. Never knew that Mickey Mouse could be so "epic".
Skate 3 and more.... Sweet
Looks like a good game but I was hoping it was kingdom hearts birth by sleep related
you guys just keep coming up with great ideas! keep it up i cant wait till i get this in my hands
This could look and sound really cool; I will give it a chance by reading about it, but... REALLY??
Just because it's Mickey might just turn me away from it.
I'm sorry but I can't stand that mouse thing...
Is that EUROPA you're using for the headlines and body copy? Nice choice. Can't wait to see the text pages.
beyond amazing this cover is beyond epic omg no words *jaw drops on the floor*
sweet i can't wate
Egh! Still waiting for MW2