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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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I love the first one a sequel would be excellent!
You know, when you're picking out box art, I'd think that'd be a confirmation of the game.
Awesome! I never played the first, but now that there is a sequel I kind of want to get it.
wait...so does that mean the Wii U won't come out next fall? wasn't that the plan or am I just imagining that?
I like the first box but sad they made the game last dark
Well that Oswald part sounds kind of odd, but I would be up for a sequel to iron out the kinks the first one had. Multiplat though, well that didn't work out too well for De Blob 2, it killed the studio. Lets see if it works out better for Spector and co.
"Critically acclaimed" would be a stretch
I've yet to beat the first game, but I really enjoyed what I've played, so this is good news. We don't get enough platformers now a days.
i like middle left
it has a very disney vibe, by that i mean is reminiscent to that famous statue of disney and mickey pointing.
Co-op could be fun!
Sweet. I loved the first Epic Mickey. I'd like to see how it holds up on other consoles.
Well that's sad, considering Warren said he was completely 100% for making this a Wii franchise. I'm all for a game being on multiple platforms, but you gotta think; a dark Disney game on the best selling console this generation that both hardcore gamers and Disney loving mothers would love to play. Throw on top of that the likeliness that a grandmother or out of touch parent would pick this up as a random birthday/Christmas gift and you'd think it would selling amazingly on the Wii. But it didn't, so why even try on the other systems?
Sold on the PS3, already have the original on the Wii.!!!!
This makes sense, if true. The IP has sales potential given strong consumer resonance with Disney characters, but the sequel must be accessible to all players and fix the problems (i.e. the camera) that plagued the first game.
Oswald would've made a great comicstrip, too bad Mickey stole his thunder.
The box art I'd choose would've be between the left or right, excluding far left and right.
My older brother don't like Epic Mickey the original when he play but I think Epic Mickey 2 will much better than the original.