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Epic Mickey gets an equally epic Collector's Edition

Collector Editions of Wii games run few and far between, but if any Nintendo game merited a premium box filled with goodies this season, it’s Epic “Goddamn” Mickey! As one of my most anticipated games of the year, maybe I’m a little biased…. But having been lucky enough to sit down and chat with creator Warren Spector at E3 this year, I can easily say that the man’s truly one of the most captivating guys working in our industry (Duh: Why else would he be keynoting PAX this week?) So yeah, that behind-the-scenes bonus DVD included in the Collector’s Edition has me giddy as a school girl.


Above: At $69.99, the Collector's Edition includes a behind-the-scenes bonus DVD, a Mickey figure, and custom Wii console and Remote decals

However, that’s a very close second to the 5 inch figurine packed in, a beautiful IRL rendering of Mickey’s first significant makeover in decades. I’m a sucker for inaction figures, so that alone has me more than ready to pony up the $69.99 asking price. I could take or leave the Wii and Remote decals, as I don’t usually permanently scar my consoles just because I’m hyped over a new game. But hey, I’m getting a little sick of all that boring white. And it’s more than fitting thematically, since the game is basically about the mischievous consequences that stem from artistically restoring things to life. Maybe the decals are all part ot the full experience, maaaaan?! Whatever, I’m sold.


Above: Disney passed along this Mickey render, so why not post it?

Perhaps best of all, Toys R Us has a listing for the Collector’s Edition, with the closest thing we’ve seen to a concrete release date for Epic Mickey: November 15th! The internet’s full of conflicting information, but retailers rarely fib.

Aug 30, 2010

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14 comments

  • EroticInvisibleMan - August 31, 2010 1:38 a.m.

    Still sticking with that god-awful name? Alright then.
  • DarkTone - August 31, 2010 12:04 a.m.

    Hey thats true. Collectors editions on Wii are rare. Shame about the dvd.
  • xerroz - August 30, 2010 10:30 p.m.

    finally a colletors edition worth every penny
  • YoshiAteMyBaby - August 30, 2010 9:15 p.m.

    Would've preferred an art book or something to the decals, however as a man-child I can't resist a figurine like that. It is striking to me how if that toy Mickey was wielding a knife instead of a paintbrush, he'd look an awful lot like an rapist cornering his next victim.
  • oufour - August 30, 2010 8:57 p.m.

    if this comes to PS move, i'll buy it. and a playstation move.
  • NotBraze - August 30, 2010 8:04 p.m.

    I don't even have a Wii but I'm totally buying this edition of the game. Fantastic Collector's Edition and only $70; far better than the outrageous TRON: Evolution Collector's Edition. $130 for the game and a model light cycle, come on Disney, what are you guys thinking?
  • CreeplyTuna - August 30, 2010 7:43 p.m.

    i have $70! now i just need a wii...
  • Gorillaman23 - August 30, 2010 7:38 p.m.

    Dude, I'd be willing to fork up $70 just for the game, all that other stuff is just extra! Buyingthisbuyingthisbuyingthis!
  • itsgoodtobetheking - August 30, 2010 6:42 p.m.

    The box art looks really cool. If I had a wii I'd be tempted to get it
  • batmanboy11 - August 30, 2010 6:32 p.m.

    Cool beans.
  • batman5273 - August 30, 2010 6:22 p.m.

    who would have guessed, that it was gonna be Mr Antista to cover this story? Not me!
  • twinkletitsMcGee - August 30, 2010 6:22 p.m.

    and lol that they give a dvd for a console that cant play dvd's
  • sgh341 - August 30, 2010 6:21 p.m.

    I NEED THIS!
  • twinkletitsMcGee - August 30, 2010 6:20 p.m.

    still wont make it HD... I would pay $100 if it came out on 360

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