Thursday, October 7, 2010

Tron Evolution & Epic Mickey Shown Off at NYCC

Two of the more eagerly awaited games this Holiday season are a pair pf Disney titles- that statement alone says volumes, especially in a season that's loaded with AAA titles already.

TRON: Evolution is set during the era between the two TRON films, “TRON” (1982) and the upcoming “TRON: Legacy” (release date: December 17, 2010).  TRON: Evolution conveys the story of significant events within the TRON mythology.  The game features an epic adventure across a massive digital world filled with high-mobility disc-based combat and advanced light cycles.  TRON: Evolution is one of the keys to unlocking the TRON mythology.  The game’s story takes place before the “TRON: Legacy” events and provides insight into the film’s past.  As an integrated entertainment experience, the film will reference elements of the game’s story.  Fans will want to play the game to learn more about the TRON mythology seen in the film, but each entertainment experience will stand on its own.  TRON: Evolution games will be available for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 system, Wii™, Windows PC, Nintendo DS™ and PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system.  The Wii game’s title, which includes addictive four-player minigames, is TRON: Evolution – Battle Grids.  The game’s release date is December 7.

Disney Epic Mickey is an action-adventure platforming game for the Wii console that sends Mickey Mouse on an epic journey of creativity and discovery.  As Mickey, the player is propelled into Wasteland, an alternate world made up of Disney’s long forgotten characters and attractions, and is given the power to wield paint and paint thinner to dynamically change the world while determining Mickey’s path to becoming an epic hero. 

Through the use of this unique paint and paint thinner, the key components of animation and Mickey’s tools for impacting his world, players will have the ability to shape how the story unfolds as they discover the concept of “Playstyle Matters” – an innovative style of gameplay created by Disney Interactive Studios’ Junction Point, led by industry luminary Warren Spector, where players creatively tackle different challenges in the world to explore all the possibilities and storylines – but with consequences for their chosen actions. Disney Epic Mickey will be available exclusively for the Wii console on November 30.

Both games will be playable on the show floor and we'll get as much info and as many shots as we can as these are two that I'm personally very much looking forward to.