Canceled Donald Duck Video Game Footage Leaks Online

New gameplay footage from a canceled video game associated with Donald Duck has emerged online. A little over a decade ago, Disney Interactive Studios released the game epic mickey on Nintendo Wii. The title was then followed by a sequel, Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two, and there were also plans to have a Donald-centric spin-off. And although that game ended up being discontinued, we now have an idea of ​​what it would have looked like.

Via the Slope’s Game Room YouTube channel, the very first sequence of Epic Donald, the planned title of this Donald Duck game, has just been revealed. The gameplay that is shown in the video apparently comes from a prototype version of the title that was built in 2012. As such, much of what is seen is very rough, but it gives us an idea of ​​the world that developer Junction Point Studios was. seeks to create. It also highlights some of the powers that Donald himself would have had at his disposal in the game.

You can see some of these images from Epic Donald by yourself in the video below:

Even though the Epic Mickey series has had some success, the reason why Epic Donald never saw the light of day, that’s because Junction Point Studios shut down shortly after the release of Epic Mickey 2. In 2013, the studio was closed, only for Disney Interactive Studios itself to lay off hundreds of employees the following year in 2014. Overall, Disney Interactive Studios then closed a few years later in 2016. For this reason, Epic Donald naturally ended up being canceled in the midst of all these closures.

Despite this sad end for Epic Donald, it’s fascinating how the gameplay footage still exists all these years later. Slope’s Game Room didn’t reveal details of how they acquired this video, but it seems likely that a former developer of the project may have been sitting on this footage. Either way, it’s interesting to see what this game could have become if it had already finished development.

[H/T Nintendo Everything]

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