Epic Mickey On 3DS Looks Straight Outta 1992

This is Disney Epic Mickey: The Power of Illusion. It's an upcoming game for the Nintendo 3DS. That's Nintendo 3DS. Not Super Nintendo. Or Nintendo Entertainment System. Though I can see how you might be confused.

Here's how Disney describes the game:

In "Disney Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion," Reality is What You Paint of It. The game offers a special drawing and painting function that allows players to create rough versions of objects that magically transform into classic Disney-style 2D illustrations. utilising the game's unparalleled dual screen integration, players then move their creations to the top screen where they are further transformed into full-color, fully-rendered 3D visuals.

Paying tribute to the classic Sega Genesis title "Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse," "Disney Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion" focuses on the fabled Castle of Illusion, which has fallen into Wasteland, an alternate world filled with 80 years of forgotten Disney characters and theme park attractions — and now forgotten video games. The evil witch Mizrabel, villainess from the classic "Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse," finds herself an unwilling inhabitant of Wasteland, and unleashes a plot to escape using the Castle of Illusion to imprison and drain the cartoon essence from currently famous Toons. Players will take on the role of Mickey Mouse as he utilizes his magical brush to wield paint and thinner to confront Mizrabel and save the Toons.

I'm very excited for Mickey Mouse's upcoming foray into the Castle of Illusion, particularly for the recruiting mechanic that reportedly draws inspiration from the Suikoden role-playing games.

Disney Epic Mickey: The Power of Illusion will be out later this year for 3DS.


    This has convinced me that I really want a 3ds.

    So good. Now imagine that one a 5" qHD OLED screen ;)

    Man I miss games that look like this. Just something about it that makes me feel happy feelings

    On my way to buy a 3DS RIGHT NOW!

    Are those.. Sprites? Real sprites? SPRITES?

    Day one buy, 10 copies. I miss sprite art so much.

    Sometimes going backward is the best way of going forward...

    Bionic Commando: Rearmed > Bionic Commando (2009)
    Dark Void Zero > Dark Void
    TMNT (GBA) > Any TMNT game since the arcade
    Aliens: Infestation > AVP (2010)

    Any doubts I had about buying a 3DS recently have suddenly disappeared down the back of the Sofa, only to be found when next I am lacking loose change (which is never in an age of plastic). I'm very excited about this.

    This looks utterly wonderful... and the bit about Suikoden recruitment was just icing.

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