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Epic Mickey 2 Hits Vita June 18
on May 23, 2013 at 10:44 AM
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...
Warren Spector Offers Advice and Inspiration For Gaming's Future
on March 25, 2013 at 08:31 PM
Warren Spector spoke passionately and humorously today at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, California. At his panel, entitled "Narrative in Games: Roles, Forms, Problems, and Potential," he poked fun at himself on his slides for being an "out of work guy," since Disney...
Warren Spector Shuns Talk Of Retirement
on February 07, 2013 at 03:21 PM
Disney may have closed the 57-year-old developer's Junction Point studio, but he still has the burning desire to create games. During his D.I.C.E. speech entitled "The Graying of Gaming," Warren Spector outlined how his perspectives, ambitions, and priorities have shifted from his time...
Disney Closes Junction Point Studios
on January 29, 2013 at 11:55 AM
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...
Reader Discussion: What Studio Would You Save From The Chopping Block?
on January 28, 2013 at 06:20 PM
With recent studio closure announcements and rumors on our minds, we ask you about what developer you would save above all others. It’s never good news when a development studio closes up shop. Even if you don’t love the games that developer makes, there’s a lot to be said for a the...
Epic Mickey 2 Only Sold 270k Copies?
on January 16, 2013 at 08:59 AM
Disney revealed its new game Disney Infinity yesterday, which the company says is a key component of a larger multiyear gaming strategy. If reported sales figures of Epic Mickey 2 are accurate, that kind of change is something that Disney desperately needs. The Los Angeles Times revealed the information...
Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two Demo Out Now
on November 06, 2012 at 05:50 PM
A playable demo is Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two is now available for download on PlayStation Network and Xbox Live in North America. The demo includes the tutorial and early levels of the game. Players also meet Oswald the Lucky Rabbit and can try out some of the co-op abilities. The demo is...
Epic Mickey 2 To Support Wii U?
on February 08, 2012 at 04:12 PM
Even though it hasn't even been officially announced, more details about a rumored Epic Mickey 2 sequel are emerging. It may not come as a surprise to hear murmurings that Junction Point's sequel includes support for Nintendo's Wii U, considering that the first game was a Wii exclusive. Internet...
Afterwords: Disney Epic Mickey
on February 17, 2011 at 03:30 PM
Disney’s Epic Mickey released on November 25 to mixed reviews. Some critics praised the rich Disney world and choice-driven gameplay, while others called out problems with the camera and mission structure. We spoke with Junction Point studio head Warren Spector for his take on the company’s...
Mass Layoffs Reported At Disney Interactive
on January 24, 2011 at 09:18 PM
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...
Epic Mickey Sold 1.3 Million Copies
on January 14, 2011 at 05:40 PM
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...
Dive Into The Disney Archives With New Epic Mickey Video
on November 23, 2010 at 09:07 AM
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...
Epic Mickey Wields His Brush In New Gameplay Trailer
on October 25, 2010 at 09:49 AM
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...
Junction Point On The Importance Of Story
on October 04, 2010 at 02:00 PM
Junction Point staffers explore the importance of story in Disney Epic Mickey, starting with an interesting tale of how the collaboration came to be. Check out the trailer below, narrated by industry icon Warren Spector and peppered with new footage from the pending title.
Enter Oswald: Part Two Of Epic Mickey’s Opening Cinematic
on September 05, 2010 at 02:40 PM
Following GamesCom Junction Point gave us a chance to see Disney's iconic mouse get himself in trouble in the first part of Epic Mickey's opening cinematic. Complementing their presence at PAX, Junction Point has now released the second part for you to gander at. Check the full opening video...
Climb To The Cloud Kingdom In These Epic Mickey Screens
on September 04, 2010 at 07:43 PM
Junction Point has released a handful of new Epic Mickey screens to highlight their PAX presence. The lot shows off environments new and old. Check out the gallery below to gander at the Gremlin Village, revisit the lab, and find out what’s atop a beanstalk.
Watch Epic Mickey's Opening Cinematic
on August 18, 2010 at 11:25 PM
Many of us here at Game Informer are excited about the upcoming Epic Mickey. In fact, we picked it as our first cover when we redesigned the magazine last fall. If you're looking forward to it as much as we are, you might want to check out the opening cinematic below, recently released at GamesCom...
Disney's Famous Mouse Does 2D And 3D In New Screens
on July 24, 2010 at 01:23 PM
Disney's Epic Mickey is set to take fans of the world's most famous rodent (besides Pikachu) on the adventure of a lifetime. Mickey traverses a robust 3D world in which he uses either paint to restore decay or wipe away everything with paint thinner. He also takes a break for 2D platforming sections...
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