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Epic Mickey 2 Paints its Way onto PlayStation 3

Posted by Sammy Barker

Disney lets the mouse out of the bag

If Warren Spector’s appearance on this week’s GameTrailers TV wasn’t enough to convince you that Disney Epic Mickey 2 was on the horizon, then an Associated Press story should do the job.

The article confirms that a sequel to 2010’s popular Nintendo Wii platformer is in development for PlayStation 3, with the full title Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two, and will feature full drop-in co-op with Mickey Mouse and Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. Oswald will be AI controlled in single-player, but another player can jump in at any time and wield the rabbit’s “remote” electricity control ability.

Other new additions include full voice acting, which will be used to transform the game into a, well, musical.

Spector explained:

I'm such a geek about musicals. I love the co-op and next-gen stuff, but for me, when a character breaks into song, which they do on a regular basis in this game, it's magic.

So yeah, there’s that. Epic Mickey 2 will also fix the camera complaints many had with the original title.

Spector continued:

We've had a team working on the camera from literally the day we finished the first game. They'll be working on it until the day we ship the second game. [There have been] over 1,000 specific changes made to the camera. Our goal is that you will not have to touch the manual camera controls even once to play through the main story path of this game.

Expect to get your first look at the sequel later this week.

[via hosted.ap.org]

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User Comments (7)

MinerWilly

#1

MinerWilly said:

Great news , heard a lot of great things about the original on the Wii. My girlfriend will love this too.

Stuffgamer1

#2

Stuffgamer1 said:

Unless they release an improved version of the first game on PS3 as well (pack-in, please?), I probably won't bother with this. Epic Mickey was a good idea, but the implementation was just terrible, and I never even finished it.

irken004

#4

irken004 said:

If it controls well with a DualShock 3, it might be worth it. Otherwise, I'd get the Wii version.

WolfRamHeart

#5

WolfRamHeart said:

I will mostly likely pick this up on the PS3. I enjoyed the first game even with it's flaws but it had a lot of potential. I think the sequel will be significantly better, at least that is what I am hoping.

Slapshot

#6

Slapshot said:

Epic Mickey is my favorite game on the Wii and this is just fantastic news indeed! :D

naruball

#7

naruball said:

Still hoping for a Vita version. I have way too many ps3 games to beat right now.

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