Warren Spector "Desperately" Wants Epic Mickey on 360 and PS3
Warren Spector says he "desperately" wants to bring the original Epic Mickey to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
Epic Mickey originally began life as a cross-platform game for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC before discussions about the nature of a Wii port turned into a decision to make the game a Wii exclusive. But designer Warren Spector hasn't given up on the idea, and in fact seems quite eager to get it done.
"I will tell you I desperately want to do it, and other than that I have no comment at this time," he told Game Informer when asked about his interest in bringing the game to other platforms. "I just think it would be cool for people to see where the story started, so we'll see."
Even though Epic Mickey has been out since late 2010, the idea of porting it to other platforms now isn't entirely without merit. The recently-announced sequel, Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two, is being developed for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 as well as the Wii, and what better way to entice 360 and PS3 owners to try the new game than by giving them a proper crack at the old one? And while Epic Mickey was far from a train wreck, I have to think that it would have performed significantly better as a multi-platform release.
Spector's "no comment" isn't particularly informative but if Epic Mickey is being planned for other platforms, it's likely to happen soon: Epic Mickey 2 is slated to come out this fall.
It COULD work, as a PSN/XBL game but I don't see folks throwing money at a HD version of a 2010 game that wasn't all that great unless they 'fixed' some stuff.
I can still remember what Epic Mickey was suppose to be so I still think Epic Mickey (what it now is) sucks ass. So I guess what I'm saying is, if they're gonna port it to PS3 and Xbox, they should just give us a new game instead.
I remember a time where a certain someone respected the PC...*sigh*.
Epic Mickey was basically Super Mario Sunshine with an annoying mickey voice throughout. The game was hyped to shit as this "Gritty" re-imagiing of a Disney world but quickly got retconned by Disney and their focus groups into a middling platformer turned vehicle of warren Specter's very loud mouth.
We get it Warren, you had a varying hand in the making of some great games. That does not make every single project as good as "Deus Ex". He even went so far as to say it was of "The same quality" which is... dubious considering the impact the game had at the time (and how badly it has aged).
Back to my point; you can keep Epic Micky.
I see Epic Mickey 2 being released in the same style as Assassin's Creed: Revelations or White Knight Chronicles, both for the PS3: We get the first game for free.
Yeah, that sounds good. I wouldn't mind getting 2-for-1 again. I...actually own both of those games I mentioned. I was happy with my purchase.
Epic Mickey seemed designed more for a traditional controller than the Wii motion controller.
But then again, so do a good deal of some of the Wii's best games.