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When it came time to create a sequel to 2010's Disney Epic Mickey, the studio behind the game was more than ready. "We created a world that was rich enough and deep enough that it's worth revisiting," says Junction Point's Warren Spector. With Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two, players will be able to revisit that world with a friend. The game includes cooperative gameplay, with player two taking on the role of Mickey's pal (and predecessor) Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. A new behind-the-scenes trailer shows some of Oswald's tricks, as well as a look at what the game will look like on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
In Disney Epic Mickey 2, players can hop into the game as Oswald. Junction Point says the two characters are complementary and contrasting. Mickey is an expert at using paint and thinner to defeat enemies and modify the twisted world of the Wasteland. Oswald comes complete with his remote control, which has similar functionality. He's also able to use his ears as a helicopter, to slow down descents and reach hidden areas.
While Disney Epic Mickey captured the essence of Mickey Mouse and his pals, it was plagued with gameplay issues. Its dodgy camera was the most notable offender, requiring constant maintenance and rendering some sections nearly unplayable. Fortunately, Junction Point has refined that aspect of the game in the sequel, and Spector saying it's been upgraded with hundreds of improvements.
The game will be available on multiple platforms this fall, including the Wii, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and 3DS. Don't think we've seen the last of Mickey, either. "There are plenty of stories to tell in the wasteland," Spector says. "Plenty. We've just scratched the surface."
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I hope it will be better than the first one. But i am glad it's not just for the Wii.
For the 360 you say, intriguing.
This is one of my most anticipated games this year. I cannot wait to play it.
i need to replay the first. i couldn't get past all the tech issues the first time around - but i was so damn excited for that game. this looks legit, too. need to make myself play through the glitchy original.
Great video preview! The game looks exciting, and much better then the original. Even though I was a fan of the original, I am happy they are fixing the gameplay and developing the game for different consoles.
So incredibly excited for this; I thought Epic Mickey was an incredibly solid first entry for an entirely new IP in a genre from a bygone era. Returning to the 3D platforming of the Wasteland on cross-platform, and in full HD, will hopefully encourage more players to re-embrace the genre that dominated the N64/ps1 era. Those games were all about exploring these whimsical worlds of fun and adventure, and I can't think of a better property than Epic Mickey to rekindle some of that love in gamers' hearts.
The game did have its problems, but I didn't find the camera to be as big of an issue as people made it out to be. I mean unplayable is definitely overselling it.
I am a HUGE Disney fan and was stupidly excited for the first Epic Mickey. Sadly, I couldn't bring myself to beat it: The controls were wonky and the camera made me want to punch things.
Thus, I am ECSTATIC that they're taking the complaints about/issues with the previous game's camera seriously. This next entry looks beautiful and I've got my fingers crossed that it's much easier (camera-wise), and more fun, to play.
I really need to play the first one.