The lights are on
The rumors of Epic Mickey 2 are looking even more credible. Posters on the NeoGAF forums have translated this post by the French website Nintendo Master, which reads (roughly) as this in English:"Like many other sites, we have just received an invitation from Disney France and Warren Spector to introduce us on March 27 to a new "epic project." It's not hard to make the connection between this wording and the name of a certain gentleman's game, Epic Mickey."Looks like we can expect news on Epic Mickey 2 in the near future.Update Source: Kotaku
Confirmation of a multi-console sequel to Epic Mickey popped up seemingly by accident in a Disney newsletter.
All of this information comes form an article on StitchKingdom.com, and though they offer links to the newsletter in question, the information about Epic Mickey 2 no longer seems to be present. It may be an issue of information being accidentally placed in the newsletter, and then quickly removed. In any case, here's what the newsletter is supposed to have said.
The newsletter said that Epic Mickey 2 should be releasing Fall 2012, will be multi-console, and feature co-op. The newsletter had the following description of the game:
"Disney Epic Mickey 2 is the latest game in the critically acclaimed Disney Epic Mickey
videogame series. In this all-new action-platforming game available for
Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii, Mickey embarks on an epic journey and
is pulled back into a world filled with Disney’s forgotten characters.
Players can choose to play single-player as Mickey or for the first time
players can also choose 2-player split screen mode. In the 2 player
mode one person can play as Mickey wielding magic paint and paint
thinner to dynamically change the world and the second player can play
as Oswald the Lucky Rabbit – Walt Disney’s first cartoon star – with the
power to fly like a helicopter and use electricity to fight or friend
enemies and solve challenges. Team-up and choose your path to save this
forgotten world because the choices you make will alter the story and
change the end of the game!"
Epic Mickey 2 rumors have been wandering around the internet even before Epic Mickey released. The above images came from a survey asking consumers to pick which boxart they liked the best from a few months ago, but was in no way a true confirmation of the sequel.
Thanks to Brad for the news tip!
[via Stitch Kingdom]
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The first one was really great from the bits I've played so I'll definitely be looking forward to this installment as well
I wonder if, when designing a game, poor developers have to take into account that if they get a sequel, it'll have to inexplicably be two-player...
I'm not going to get the sequel if there is one, mostly because I didn't like the first game. but I guess it has it's audience
And of course the game makes its big move to HD gaming.
Honestly, I couldn't finish Epic Mickey. I couldn't get past the god-awful camera making the platforming near impossible (for me).
I need to pick up a Wii so I can play the first...and Skyward Sword of course.
Wait Epic Mickey was a series?
The first one was ultimately kind of bland with the gameplay and I never felt any choices actually mattered or were interesting. I hope they step it up for the sequel and come up with more interesting uses for the paint/thinner mechanic or I know I'm not going to pick it up.
I never got the chance to play the first game, since I don't have a Wii, but it looked fun and I would have liked to play it. Hopefully, if this is true, then they'll release the first game as a download or something for 360 and PS3.
I hope its true because Epic Mickey is one of the few games I wanted to buy a Wii for. I think I'll wait for the sequel on ps3 now.
I hope its true because I loved epic mickey and would love a sequel.