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Epic Mickey Is Getting A Gorgeous-Looking Remake This Year

Dreamboat Willie.

First announced during the Nintendo Direct Partner Showcase that dropped overnight, we now know a bit more about Disney Epic Mickey: Rebrushed, the shiny new version of 2010’s Wii classic, Epic Mickey, including that it’s also coming to PlayStation, Xbox and PC and will be a remake/remaster seemingly on a similar scale to 2020’s SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom Rehydrated.

In fact, the remake is being handled by THQ Nordic and developer Purple Lamp, who developed Rehydrated as well as last year’s wholly original SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake. The studio says the game will feature “state-of-the-art visuals” as well as improved controls and new movement capabilities for Mickey. The game’s Steam page also features the first screenshots, although we don’t yet have a release date aside from “2024.”

“I’ve received more heartfelt fan mail from players of all ages about Disney Epic Mickey than any other project I’ve worked on – a true indicator of the timelessness of this game,” said Warren Spector, director of the original Disney Epic Mickey in an accompanying press release. “That my team and I contributed to that legacy is truly an honor and I’m delighted that old fans and new will get to enjoy the adventures of Mickey and Oswald in Wasteland once again.”

You can see the reveal trailer for Epic Mickey: Rebrushed below:

From Purple Lamp:

“Disney Epic Mickey: Rebrushed brings the magic of Disney to life in a vibrant 3D platformer. This beautiful remake sends Mickey Mouse on an epic journey through Wasteland, a realm of forgotten Disney characters. As Mickey, you will dive into a fantastical world and, armed with paint and thinner, shape your adventure and the fate of this alternate world.

“Every stroke of your magic brush matters! Use paint to restore beauty and harmony or thinner to alter your environment and uncover hidden secrets. Your choices influence Mickey’s destiny and change the outcome of this artistic odyssey. Will you become the epic hero Wasteland needs?

“Encounter various iconic characters like Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, Walt Disney’s first creation, as you travel between lands in Wasteland. Collect virtual Disney pins, tackle creative challenges, and uncover secrets, all while exploring classic platforming levels inspired by animated films and shorts.

“Originally envisioned by Warren Spector, reimagined by Purple Lamp, Disney Epic Mickey: Rebrushed employs state-of-the-art visuals and improved controls to breathe new life into a beloved classic. Experience new movement skills for Mickey, such as dash, ground pound and sprinting. The game’s compelling story makes it an unforgettable adventure for long-time fans and newcomers alike. Join Mickey Mouse and unravel the mysteries of Wasteland in this homage to Disney’s legacy.”