New Epic Mickey footage reveals the twisted inner-psyche of a dog gone mad

 Loving the slow trickle of new Epic Mickey reveals. For gamers, a brand new game from Deus Ex’s Warren Spector is enough to get excited about, but every sliver of gameplay unveiled should be sending animation nerds like myself through the goddamned roof!

Above: Remember this? We sensationalized this pic and many others completely out of context in our Grisly Disney feature 

Hard to believe I got away with such a feature, but GR’s actually already published a picture from the cartoon on which the first level in the video below is based. In 1951’s "Plutopia," Mickey’s bestest friend is tormented by a feral feline in his sleep, and that surreally stylized neon nightmare is shown off as the basis for one of Epic Mickey’s 2D transition levels.

But no, these glorious throwbacks aren’t exclusive to Mickey and his ilk. You’ll see another level inspired by “Oh, What a Knight,” a short that originally starred purported in-game villain, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit.

Above: Oswald, neither gone, nor forgotten

The video follows that up with the 3D Lonesome Manor level, partially inspired by Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion attraction, and it also features a previously confirmed, nearly forgotten character from Disney’s past, The Mad Doctor.

Above: Is this game still for kids?!

Ya know, you readers are really lucky to have someone with nerdy knowledge such as mine. Otherwise, you’d have no idea exactly how much Epic Mickey is gonna rule when it finally hits store shelves this Holiday season. You’re welcome!

Jul 26, 2010

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Grisly Disney
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  • GearsofRabies - July 27, 2010 7:52 p.m.

    Chris Antistas game of the year? Probably.
  • HotCyder - July 27, 2010 5:01 p.m.

    yerk, I was a little put off by the pluto midway stage - it looked a little empty and uninteresting, but the black and white castle transistion and the haunted house level seemed pretty interesting. Still excited for this title!
  • AngryScotsman - July 27, 2010 3:39 p.m.

    I really like the way that the animation repeats itself during the transition levels. It really gives the feeling of being stuck in a cartoon, or a malfunctioning "It's a Small World" ride.
  • Mysticgamer - July 27, 2010 9:58 a.m.

    That cat level reminds me of the Milkman Conspiracy level in Psychonauts. Which makes this game a must own.
  • WheelchairBoundCommando - July 27, 2010 9:47 a.m.

    This looks incredible. Weren't the mad doctor theme in that old Mickey Mouse game for the PS1 too?
  • ChrisAntista_isMyFather - July 27, 2010 6:40 a.m.

    I've been looking forward to this game ever since the first preview in GameInformer last year. I might have to buy a Wii just for this game.
  • elpurplemonkey - July 27, 2010 6:11 a.m.

    Antista is doing a pretty good job of getting me excited for this game.
  • Silvermech - July 27, 2010 3:06 a.m.

    I hope it could be just as grisly as the original Disney.
  • jonnie06 - July 27, 2010 3 a.m.

    They should do the exact same thing except with Looney Tunes. I would not hesitate for a second to buy it...
  • SausageLozenge - July 27, 2010 1:44 a.m.

    Well played my good sir.
  • DarkTone - July 27, 2010 1:34 a.m.

    Besides THAT Mickey Mouse game, a mojority of his games have been good. This doesn't look like it will disapoint either.
  • jpalz - July 27, 2010 1:33 a.m.

    Goddamnit Chris, I NEED TO PLAY THIS NOOOOOW!!!!
  • Curtis_Stone - July 27, 2010 1:25 a.m.

    Pictures do NOT do this game justice, it MUST be video to get the full effect...
  • Cyberninja - July 27, 2010 1:13 a.m.

    chris can you please stop making me exicted for this game.
  • Mexicutioner - July 27, 2010 12:56 a.m.

    Wow, I just saw, Oh, what a knight", and I feel really bad that Oswald was forgotten so easily. Watching those clips on youtube and readin your article make me want to get a Wii just to play this game! Damn you Antista!
  • lava_lamp - July 27, 2010 12:37 a.m.

    Oh lord, I could not be more excited for this game. You don't know how jealous I am of you Chris getting to be paid to write about this.

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