When Epic Mickey released last year to confused reviews, many thought that was the end for Warren Spector's exploration into the world of Disney magic. Many thought wrong, because Disney has announced Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of 2. The biggest difference with the sequel is that it won't be confined to one system. This time around the game will be playable on Wii, Playstation 3, and Xbox 360, which removes at least one of my complaints from the first game -- the awkward controls.
In addition to opening the game up to multiple consoles, Epic Mickey 2 will allow players to navigate Wasteland as either Mickey or Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, a character I have been dying to interact with since Disney lost the rights to him over 80 years ago.Also, there will be two person co-op play, with Mickey wielding his signature paintbrush, and Oswald tackling problems with his remote control. Another big plus for the sequel is that there will be voice work for all characters, including Oswald, who hasn't ever had a voice.
“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.’"
Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of 2 will be available for Playstation 3, Wii, and Xbox 360 sometime in the future.