Epic Mickey returns with The Power of Two
Will also mouse over to the Xbox 360 and PS3.
Disney today announced Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two, the sequel to 2010′s critically praised platformer. In the new one, Mickey will tag-team with Walt Disney’s first cartoon star, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, “in an all-new adventure” that sees them return once again to Wasteland, now changed and altered after a series of events.
Interestingly, the game is being described as a “musical”. As the plot advance, characters will break out into a song in order to, ahem, “express themselves”. Players will hear tunes and instrumentation that will change based on their personal choices, allowing each player to “conduct” their own unique soundtrack.
“As a life-long Disney fan, working with Mickey Mouse in the original ‘Disney Epic Mickey’ was a truly humbling experience,” said Warren Spector, creative director and vice president, Junction Point. “Millions of fans fell in love with Mickey as a video game hero and I know they’ll experience similar emotions when they get to interact with and actually play as Oswald the Lucky Rabbit in ‘Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two.’”
The game also features a co-op mode dubbed “PlayStyle Matters”, where players will “dynamically tackle different challenges in order to explore all possibilities and storylines, but with consequences for their chosen actions.”
“In the first ‘Disney Epic Mickey title,’ fans embraced Mickey as a true video game hero and welcomed Oswald back into the Disney family with open arms,” said John Pleasants, co-president, Disney Interactive Media Group. “Now, as the vision for the “Disney Epic Mickey’ franchise advances, fans and gamers across all platforms will experience completely new ways to embrace the immeasurable vault of Disney characters and attractions.”
Epic Mickey 2 is being developed once again by Junction Point and will release for the Wii, PS3 and Xbox 360. No release date yet. Except art work and screencaps sometime tomorrow.