Why Epic Mickey Is A Wii Exclusive

Warren Spector's newest project, the steampunk Epic Mickey, will be appearing only on the Wii. In a new interview, Spector explained why they're snubbing the Xbox 360 and PS3.

"Would you really want to tackle convincing Halo or Grand Theft Auto players that they want to be Mickey Mouse? Would you really want to do that? In terms of finding a congenial audience, let’s go for a platform that’s known for Mario and Link and now Sonic," Spector told Game Informer. "Come on. Honestly, with the unit sales on the hardware, it was kind of a lucky happenstance. We made the call to go to the Wii long before it was clear that the Wii was going to be, at least for now, the best-selling platform."

"It was about going where the audience is and going somewhere where they’re going to accept a visual style that is more cartoony than people are used to seeing and where we don’t feel obliged to throw in every shader on the planet."

It's a long interview with a lot of gameplay information and background on the project's development so it's well worth checking out. Epic Mickey should be released next year.

Staff Writer at CinemaBlend.