Published on March 23rd, 2012 | by Cameron Woolsey
Epic Mickey 2 is Announced, and Will be Available on All Consoles This Fall
Disney has announced that the sequel to Disney Epic Mickey is scheduled to release this fall, and this time, Mickey won’t be alone. Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two will expand beyond the Wii console, and will be available for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
In The Power of Two, Mickey joins forces with Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, able to speak out loud for the first time, in a brand new adventure.
“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.’”
Mickey and Oswald return to Wasteland, still running amok with 80 years worth of forgotten Disney characters. Mickey once again wields his magical paint brush, while Oswald uses a remote control with the power over electricity. The game’s main focus involves completing key plot points using the power of music. To advance in the game, characters must express themselves in song. As players progress, the musical instruments heard in the music will begin to change due to choices made during the course of play. Composer James Dooley and lyricist Mike Himelstein have been recruited to produce the original music and lyrics behind Epic Mickey 2.
“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.”