Take control of Mickey Mouse as he travels back through the looking glass to right the wrongs of the past. He enters a world twisted by the Blot and ruled by Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. You'll meet many forgotten characters from Disney's past.
Mickey is armed with a magic brush that is capable of painting scenery or using thinner to take it away. Choose your path wisely as depending on how you change the world, many areas will become sealed off. Aim with the Wii Remote, shake it to spin around and attack anything nearby. Tap the thinner or paint button for a quick burst spray, or hold down the button to aim the paint more precisely. Later, you'll unlock the ability to draw actual objects into the world, called sketches, that can distract enemies or even slow them to crawl.
Oswald the Rabbit was one of Walt Disney's first cartoon characters, co-created with Ub Iwerks for Universal Pictures in the 1920's. When Disney and Universal went their separate ways, Oswald remained a Universal product while Walt created Mickey Mouse, a slightly altered version of Oswald. Oswald himself would go on to appear in a number of cartoons, and would later return to the Walt Disney fold in February 2006, the Walt Disney Company purchasing a number of rights back from Universal in a deal for sportscaster Al Michael's. The deal left Disney with its original character creation and cartoons, while Universal retained the rights to all cartoons made after Walt Disney's departure.
Epic Mickey unites Walt's two creations, who it's explained are 'brothers' in the game, and Oswald returns to a look and style similar to his original form (removing many of the alterations made by Universal, which turned the character more to the likeness of Mickey Mouse himself).