Pictured: the original Epic Mickey

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.

[source hosted.ap.org]