The lights are on
Junction Point Studios, the developer behind Epic Mickey 2, is showing off Fort Wasteland as part of its presence at PAX 2012. We first heard about Frontierland shortly after the game's announcement back in March. The level is based on Frontierland, which opened in Disneyland in 1955. As part of the announcement, Disney has opened up the Disney Vault (surely they keep other things in there besides movies, right?) to release two archived images from the parks original opening. If you scroll down a little further, you can check out the new screenshots from Fort Wasteland.
Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two is coming to Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, and PC on November 18. The game's creative director, Warren Spector, joined us on Replay a few weeks ago to play the game he is arguably best known for, Deus Ex. Check it out here.
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I am looking forward to this.
By the way, Mr. Blah, (Do you your friends call you Blech?) basing your assumptions on no evidence is not a good way to build a case.
I WANT EPIC MICKEY 2 NOW!!! Truth be told, I was somewhat interested in this game, but was going to get it sometime in the future. Now I'm anticipating the release for this game. I just wonder how it'll play between the different consoles.
This is cool!!
This looks incredible. Oh, I want it. I'm also glad it's co-op. That was a complaint for the first. It felt like it should have been.
This game is weird looking. I mean, I can't think of too many Wii games that got HD upgrades on PS3, 360 and PC. So here we are wth great texture work and fantastic, cartoony world assets (just like the first game), but now it's sharper looking. Yet the lighting is still very flat. This is certainly no Ratchet & Clank Future or Sonic Generations. Heck, it's not even Ratchet: All 4 One (which has noticeably downgraded visuals).
This will be awesome; the first game was the closest anyone has gotten in a long, long time to making a game that felt like the Rare of the late 90's made it. With games like Super Mario Galaxy and Sonic Generations going more and more linear, and introducing more 2D sections, Epic Mickey was all about the exploration. Wide open 3D levels, tons of secrets, great characters, shortcuts, hidden paths... heck, they even had the "babbling voices" and collectibles of a proper Rare 3D Platformer. It even sounded like Banjo-Kazooie and Conker... but that's probably because Rare was inspired by cartoons.
I can't wait for a third one though. A proper HD entry. I also hope they "age it up" a bit and get closer to the original, darker concept. But I'm looking forward to this sequel nonetheless.
Frontier land...frontier land....I know it wasn't a cartoon, but I wonder if there will be Davy Crockett references in it.
Never liked Mickey...probably because I never went to Disney :(
I think would have been great for this game if it came to the Wii U.
This game is already sounding good to me. Disney history lesson 101, with co-op! Weeeeeeee!