Published on July 30th, 2012 | by Chris Ramirez, Editor
Go back to the Wasteland in Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two
Developer: Junction Point
Platform: PS3, Wii, Xbox 360
Release Date: Nov. 18, 2012
The Walt Disney Company is one of the few companies that is filled with a rich history and continues to entertain individuals today. They have introduced thousands of characters whom are recognizable throughout the world. However, The Walt Disney Company does have a handful of characters that many people and causal Disney fans did not know they have existed. The folks at Junction Point saw these forgotten characters as an opportunity for a game.
Introduced in Epic Mickey, these characters now live in Wasteland, very similar to the different “lands” at Disney theme parks. Wasteland is filled with rich history and nostalgia of these forgotten characters. Epic Mickey not only brought gamers to Wasteland, but also enlightened them about some of Disney’s cartoon history. Much of the level designs were inspired by Disney’s short cartoons, films or theme parks. Despite its broken camera, flawed controls and only being available on the Nintendo Wii, Epic Mickey is critically acclaimed for the amount of detail Junction Point put into it.
It was only a matter of time until a sequel was announced. Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two had an impressive showcase at both E3 and San Diego Comic-Con with the announcement of two-player co-op mode with Oswald The Lucky Rabbit as a playable character, and the revelation that the game was coming all next-gen consoles. Many changes are due for Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two but its heart and soul still remains the same: history and nostalgia.
Check out these behind-the-scenes videos with Warren Spector, Junction Point creative director:
It looks like Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two is going to be a vast improvement over the original Epic Mickey. Check out the changes for yourself with the games introduction below: