The lights are on
The sequel to Epic Mickey sold poorly and was slammed by critics. After the release of Epic Mickey 2, developer Junction Point Studios was even shuttered. That hasn't stopped Sony from going forward with its plans to bring the iconic mouse to the PlayStation Vita.
On the PlayStation Blog, Sony revealed the release date for Epic Mickey 2 to be June 18. The major change from the PS3 version is touch-screen controls, which are used to handle camera rotation as well as Mickey and Oswald's main weapons. Other than that (and the addition of ad-hoc network functionality), Epic Mickey 2 on Vita looks to be largely the same experience as its console counterparts – for better or worse.
[Source: PlayStation Blog]
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Well, I do guess that this is one more game for the Vita... Besides, I haven't played the series, it can't possibly be THAT bad. *glares at Duke Nukem*
Looking at the positives.
Does Sony know how to use Metacritic? If you are going to bring PS3 games to the Vita, how about well reviewed, popular games?
How could touch screen camera control be better than a second analog stick?
Sony's riding high right now. They do not care about what it did elsewhere.
Wow what a system selling ip.... oh wait what this again.
I thought it sucked.
Touch-screen for camera movement? Whats does the second analog do?
Good for it. Even though it was much worse than its predecessor.
Who is even developing this? I suppose it could be Blitz games or Heavy Iron, as they ported it to Wii U and the other HD consoles the first time around. It's just weird that this is happening since Junction Point was shuttered.
It's a shame that they're not tweaking it any way too. I bet the game would be radically different if you could just "Lost Vikings" it and manually swap between Mickey and that idiot Oswald, instead of relying on his artificial... do you even call it "intelligence" when he's so f***ing stupid?
They should've just ported the FIRST Epic Mickey, as that was pretty frickin' awesome.
Hmm, another headline that STILL doesn't make me want a Vita anymore than I already do. Pity.
So this game that sold poorly gets a port to the Vita, a system that is commonly panned for not having a great game library?
Sounds like Sony really wants to cement the Vita's image in console history here.