By Mark Walton, GameSpot UKPosted Oct 29, 2009 6:08 am PT We got our first look at Epic Mickey, Warren Spector's take on the world's most famous mouse.
"Am I making Mickey cool today?" asks games guru Warren Spector at a recent preview event for Epic Mickey. Judging by what we saw of his latest project--a platformer-cum-adventure game--the world's most famous rodent may be about to reach levels of cool so high only the Fonz could top them.
Warren Spector is Epic Mickey's creative director and somewhat of a legend in gaming, thanks to the critically acclaimed System Shock and Deus Ex. The game is based on real-life events at Disney, imagined from the cartoon's perspective. Spector explained that Walt Disney did not like to throw anything away, even if it was not a success for him. This led to a huge archive of forgotten characters, old sketches, and even theme park rides at Disney. It's these forgotten cartoon relics that the game's world is based upon, containing characters, levels, and objects from the archive.