Disney’s “Epic Mickey” gameplay and teaser trailer shown off at E3

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Today at the E3 video game conference, Disney, Nintendo, and Junction Point unleashed in-game footage and a teaser trailer of the eagerly-awaited Nintendo Wii title, “Epic Mickey.”

Here’s the teaser:

My favorite trailer moment? The redefined “Partners” statue featuring Walt Disney holding hands with his original cartoon creation, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, in place of Mickey Mouse:

“Epic Mickey” puts the Disney character that started it all, Mickey Mouse, at the forefront, allowing gamers to control him through the Cartoon Wasteland, a place that brings Disney movies, shorts, theme parks into a darker tone. Gamers can control the physical appearance of landscape, buildings, and even characters via paint and paint thinner, altering the terrain around them.

Here’s a further explanation of “Epic Mickey” along with actual gameplay video:

And a bit of a behind-the-scenes look at the game’s creation:

“Epic Mickey” will be released on Sept. 16, 2010. You can pre-order it now:

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