[Updated] Rumor: Co-op Multi-Console Epic Mickey 2 To Release Next Year
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]