The edgier, more epic Mickey Mouse adventure coming to the Wii later this year is also making the leap to print. Don't just play Disney's Epic Mickey project... read it!
A pair of Epic Mickey books are planned for release after the Disney video game, one of which sounds like a straight up novelisation with big print (Epic Mickey Junior Novel), the other which sounds like it could be an ongoing serialisation of the game universe.
The listing for Epic Mickey "It's Your Call" is as follows: "Become Mickey Mouse as he travels through the Cartoon Wasteland full of rejected and forgotten creations. Battle fierce robots called 'Beetleworx', anamotronic blotlings, and Mickey's older half brother, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit! Armed with a magical paintbrush, Mickey must stop the Phantom Blot who will stop at nothing to rule the Cartoon Wasteland, earn back his half-brother's trust, and save the Cartoon Wasteland from total devastation! Are you up for the job?" Well, are you? Answer the listing's question already!
The rundown of the novelisation sure sounds a lot like the plot to Epic Mickey, so consider this potentially spoiler-ish:
When Mickey Mouse accidentally spills paint and paint thinner on a rendering of a model word called the Cartoon Wasteland, mayhem ensues! Unbeknownst to Mickey, the spill creates an evil monster called the Phantom Blot who will stop at nothing to take control of the Wasteland, and everything in it, including Mickey's older half brother, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit! Unable to stop the Phantom Blot, Oswald goes into hiding and the Cartoon Wasteland is transformed into a hideous and twisted world.
Many years passed and Mickey went on with his life, until one day he gets sucked through a mirror — and winds up in the Cartoon Wasteland! Armed with just a magical paintbrush that he took with him, Mickey must stop a Mad Doctor who works closely with the Phantom Blot, earn back his half-brother's trust, and save the Cartoon Wasteland.