Mickey Mouse gets a Wii Makeover

GLENDALE, Calif. (AP) - Mickey Mouse won't be bad in the upcoming "Epic Mickey" video game. He was just drawn that way.

Warren Spector, creative director of Disney Interactive Studios' Junction Point, said the beloved international icon won't transform into a snarling rat as originally planned for the game when players make mischievous choices, such as pilfering treasures or erasing characters. Instead, Mickey will take on a smudgy look if he's naughty.

During a recent demonstration of the latest iteration of the Wii game that will be on display at this week's Electronic Entertainment Expo, Spector said the decision to scrap the malevolent-looking Mickey was made following negative feedback during focus testing of the game, which features Mickey trekking through a cartoon wasteland.

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