Back in December 2008, Gamasutra reported that Warren Spector’s Junction Point Studios could be working on a new game staring the most famous mouse in the world, Mickey Mouse. This top secret project, referred to as “Epic Mickey”, is supposedly a collaboration between the Austin-based game studio, Disney Features Animation, and Pixar.
While plenty of games starring the iconic mouse have been made in the past, this new one stands out from the crowd due to its rumored steampunk look and style. Kotaku has apparently done some digging and discovered a large collection of concept art, which they believe to be from the game. To check out this incredible looking art, and to find out more about this rumored game, hit the jump.
If this concept art is real, it appears that last year’s report from Gamasutra could be completely true. Not only does the artwork look very detailed and professional, it also matches the description of the concept art shown to Gamasutra employees last year. According to their report, the concept stills showed “pencil sketches of cities constructed from junk.” They also described a sketch they saw of “a surreal seashore invasion scene, in which machines wearing the faces of the Seven Dwarfs deposit old-fashioned renditions of Disney characters onto the beach with mechanical hands.” One of the images found, shown above, appears to match that exact description.
Now this could all be a coincidence, or it could be an elaborate hoax, but at this point too much information is flowing in to dismiss any of it. According to a quote from EGM magazine columnist Philip Kollar, “Spector’s new Disney project will be a platformer looking to compete with a certain pesky plumber. And who’s big enough to take on Nintendo’s star? Only the mouse himself!” This quote was released back in March of 2008, and now, more then a year later, Kotaku believes it has found evidence that the title in question will be a Wii exclusive platformer. Coincidence?
Unfortunately, until something is officially announced by Disney or Junction Point Studios, this is all just speculation and rumor. For now you can take a gander at these incredible concept artwork images, which are sure to pique your interest.