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  • Blog Post: Epic Mickey 2 Hits Vita June 18

    The sequel to Epic Mickey sold poorly and was slammed by critics. After the release of Epic Mickey 2, developer Junction Point Studios was even shuttered . That hasn't stopped Sony from going forward with its plans to bring the iconic mouse to the PlayStation Vita. On the PlayStation Blog , Sony... More
  • Blog Post: DreamRift Originally Approached For Castle Of Illusion Remake

    Not long ago Sega revealed a downloadable HD remake of the Sega Genesis classic, Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse, is on the way. Last year, developer DreamRift partnered with Disney to create an Epic Mickey-flavored homage to the game, Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion . In a past interview about... More
  • Blog Post: Concept Art For Abandoned Disney Games Surfaces

    Long before Epic Mickey was created, Disney had been working on a couple of intriguing projects, including a game called Spy Mickey. The Japanese gaming site Siliconera acquired the artwork from an artist who once worked for Disney's old video game division, Buena Vista Games. As you can see, Spy... More
  • Blog Post: Warren Spector Bids Farewell To Junction Point Studios In Farewell Letter

    Junction Point Studios, the developer behind the Epic Mickey franchise, has unfortunately closed , and Warren Spector shared some final words about the studio's legacy. Over on Spector's Facebook page , he wrote up a heartfelt letter reflecting on his time working on Epic Mickey. You can read... More
  • Blog Post: Disney Closes Junction Point Studios

    Update: Junction Point's Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two was not well received, by critics or fans, and as a result, Disney has decided to close down the studio for good. Yesterday, rumors circulated that Disney would be closing down Epic Mickey developer Junction Point, and this morning Disney confirmed... More
  • Blog Post: Epic Mickey 3DS Hitting Nintendo's EShop At Launch

    Nintendo is opening its eShop to third-party studios with the November release of Disney's upcoming 3DS game Epic Mickey: The Power of Illusion. The game is coming out this November at both retail and as a download on Nintendo's online store. The game is due out November 18 in North America.... More
  • Blog Post: Spector 'Desperately' Wants To Port Epic Mickey 1

    Junction Point Studios boss Warren Spector still desires to port the original Epic Mickey to Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. During an interview at the Game Developers Conference earlier this month, we asked Spector if he considered porting the original game to other platforms at any point during its development... More
  • Blog Post: Epic Mickey Coming To 3DS As Power Of Illusion

    The upcoming cover for the latest Nintendo Power has been revealed. We knew about Epic Mickey: The Power of Two for the Wii, but the cover also references Power of Illusion for the 3DS. In a preview of the story on Nintendo Power's website, it confirms that both games are Epic Mickey titles. Mickey... More
  • Blog Post: Infamous 2 Parodies Some Popular Game Titles

    Infamous 2 already garnered some headlines for poking fun at the Xbox 360 "red ring of death" problems, but some new screenshots grabbed from the game's beta show that the team at Sucker Punch are an equal opportunity band of jokesters. On the gaming blog iGo Gaming , writer Jalen Bell... More
  • Blog Post: More Layoffs at the Wonderful World of Disney

    There was a time when Disney had big plans for the console video game space. Epic Mickey was on the horizon, and games like Split/Second and Pirates of the Caribbean: Armada of the Damned showed that the publisher had some good ideas. Now, however, the company is shifting its focus to casual and social... More
  • Blog Post: [Updated] Rumor: Co-op Multi-Console Epic Mickey 2 To Release Next Year

    [Update] The rumors of Epic Mickey 2 are looking even more credible. Posters on the NeoGAF forums have translated this post by the French website Nintendo Master , which reads (roughly) as this in English: "Like many other sites, we have just received an invitation from Disney France and Warren... More
  • Blog Post: Mass Layoffs Reported At Disney Interactive

    According to sources reporting to Joystiq , there may be some major trouble at Disney Interactive. Early reports are saying that 250 employees have been let go already, including members of Epic Mickey developer Junction Point. Disney has not offered an official statement on the matter, but this could... More
  • Blog Post: Call of Duty: Black Ops Highest Selling Game Of 2010

    NPD’s December numbers just came out, and some of the results are a little surprising. Disney's Epic Mickey sold better than expected, pushing 1.3 million units. What’s not surprising is that Call of Duty topped not only the December charts but the year end charts as well. Here are the... More
  • Blog Post: Epic Mickey Sold 1.3 Million Copies

    Despite sub-par reviews, it looks like Warren Spector's Epic Mickey is on its way to being a financial success for publisher Disney Interactive. According to a report on the Los Angeles Times website, "people familiar with the data" have revealed that the game sold an impressive 1.3 million... More
  • Blog Post: Warren Spector Says Reviewers "Misunderstood" Epic Mickey

    Games get bad review scores all the time because they are a lot of bad games out there. But when it's something as high profile as Epic Mickey – look out. Warren Spector has come out swinging defending the game, relying on the age-old crutch that game reviewers misundestood it. In an interview... More
  • Blog Post: Epic Mickey Not So Epic In Europe

    Disney and Junction Point's Epic Mickey hit store shelves in North America today, but gamers in Europe have been able to pick it up since last week. However, it doesn't look like they did. According to U.K. sales numbers, everybody's favorite mouse barely cracked the Top 40 on the individual... More
  • Blog Post: Dive Into The Disney Archives With New Epic Mickey Video

    Disney Epic Mickey arrives in stores next week, which may seem like an eternity for people who have been eagerly awaiting the Wii exclusive. Fortunately, the folks at Disney and Junction Point have released a new video that may help tide you over--at least for a little while. The clip shows how the game's... More
  • Blog Post: Prepare For Tree Envy With These Sweet Homemade Ornaments

    Let's face it: Balls are boring, candy canes rarely stay put, and tinsel will choke your vacuum cleaner. If you're stumped for ways to decorate your tree this year, why not do what one person did and claim your video-game allegiances at the same time? Flickr user Gamer Grrlz (AKA Holly Green... More
  • Blog Post: Epic Mickey Video Trots Out Colorful Characters

    Warren Spector and the folks over at Junction Point really care about Disney characters. In this video the creators of Epic Mickey chat about the legacy of characters like Mickey, the Gremlins, Pete, and even some long-forgotten black and white toons. Disney Epic Mickey releases on Wii November 30. More
  • Blog Post: Epic Mickey Wields His Brush In New Gameplay Trailer

    We haven't heard from Mickey in a while, so this morning's new trailer came as a welcome surprise. In Disney Epic Mickey, players take control of the rodent as he uses ink and paint thinner to save the day. This new gameplay trailer shows off how exactly he does it. Fans will want to keep an... More
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