We're quietly hoping that Epic Mickey will give third party development a bit of a kickstart on the Nintendo Wii when it's released on November 25th. We're also hoping that it'll be an awesome video game, and have high hopes that it'll live up to the hype.
To motivate the stragglers, EB Games has recently announced an exclusive pre-order bonus: a five-inch Mickey Mouse figurine.
While we'd hardly call a five-inch figurine 'epic', we're in support of any bonus that may help drive pre-orders for a game like Epic Mickey. Pre-orders are a big part of what retailer buyers use to assess the viability of certain titles and, since Wii owners are less likely to pre-orders, this tends to put third-party Wii titles at big disadvantage.
All signs seem to point in the direction of Epic Mickey being a top notch Wii title, so we hope that pre-order, and ultimately sales, reward this.
Pre-order Epic Mickey, get five inches of Mickey [Aussie-Nintendo]