Now it’s time to say goodbye to “Epic Mickey.”
The interactive division of the Walt Disney Co. announced Tuesday that it is closing Junction Point Studios, which created 2010’s “Disney Epic Mickey” and its 2012 sequel “Epic Mickey 2- The Power of Two.”
Disney said the closure is part of its “effort to address the fast-evolving gaming platforms and marketplace” and to align its resources with its key priorities. Both “Epic Mickey” games were set in a twisted version of Disneyland called Wasteland and featured Mickey Mouse and Oswald the Lucky Rabbit as protagonists.
Disney unveiled plans earlier this month for a new franchise combining a toy line and a game called “Disney Infinity,” similar to “Skylanders” from Activision-Blizzard Inc. “Infinity” is being developed by Disney’s Salt Lake City, Utah-based developer Avalanche Software and is set to debut in June alongside “Monsters University,” the 3-D prequel to the 2001 Disney-Pixar film “Monsters Inc.” AP