Epic Mickey Might Get A Remaster On Switch

The formerly Wii-exclusive game potentially on the comeback trail!

By Robert Marrujo. Posted 12/09/2019 00:32 Comment on this     ShareThis

Remember Epic Mickey? The Wii-exclusive platformer was something of a golden child prior to release. Directed by Warren Spector with developer Junction Point Games, Nintendo even made quite a show of the game by showcasing it during E3 2010. The game also saw the return of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit to the world of Disney (which astonishingly involved the trade of real-life sports broadcaster Al Michaels to NBCUniversal).

Following its release, Epic Mickey was a success, ultimately leading to sequels on both Wii and Nintendo 3DS. Sadly, neither of those two titles did very well from a profit standpoint— Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two released across multiple consoles and only managed roughly half the sales of its predecessor. The coffin seemed shut for the series, with the shuttering of developer Junction Point being the final proverbial nail hammered into the lid.

Hope springs eternal, however, and it appears that Epic Mickey might be in for a revival. Giuseppe Crugliano, CEO of developer Play Magic, posted in the Projects section of his LinkedIn account that his studio is working on “Disney’s IP Action Game Remake for Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, PC, Mac.” Scroll a little lower and it also says Play Magic is working on an “unannounced 3rd person Action Remake” for the same platforms. Needless to say, speculation is now running rampant.

There are multiple possibilities as to what Disney IP is being worked on. Kingdom Hearts is one, but it’s as much a Square Enix property as it is Disney, and only Disney is named. There’s also the chance that a classic Disney game from an older console (think the recent Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and the Lion King) is in the cards, but Play Magic isn’t currently known as a retro-revival studio like M2 or Digital Eclipse. While this process of elimination by no means guarantees Epic Mickey is the title in question… it certainly quacks and walks like it is.

Once we get official word, so too will you, dear readers. In the meantime, sound off below what you think Play Magic is working on, or tell us on social media.

Source: Giuseppe Crugliano LinkedIn Page

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