Rumor: Epic Mickey Receiving Artistic Overhaul



The existence of Junction Point and Disney’s Epic Mickey, being headed by Deus Ex originator, Warren Spector, was originally leaked in the form of concept art that thrilled fans with its Tim Burton-esque aesthetic. When Disney officially revealed Epic Mickey via screenshots in the following months, however, the general consensus from the gaming public was that the in-game graphical style was too far detached from the groundwork laid by the game’s fantastic concepts gallery, in that it lacked the eerie feel that fans had come to expect.


Those cries may not have gone unheard at Junction Point. According to a rumour at French games site, Gamekyo, Epic Mickey will be presented at E3 this year with an art style that resembles its pre-production concept work more closely. With the supposed reveal only two weeks away, we’ll find out just how much progress Junction Point have made soon enough.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.