Two years ago, Epic Mickey was released and received a mixed bag of scores, the highest being 90/100* and the lowest being 40/100*. As of today, Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two, the sequel to 2010’s Wii-exclusive title, has been officially announced.
There are a few components that separate this entry from its predecessor such as the new musical direction, drop-in/drop-out co-op and, most importantly, the multiplatform release.
Warren Spector made the following comments about the sequel:
“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.
“You can sit down at any time with a friend who is playing as Mickey, and you can take control of Oswald. If you’re playing as a single player, Oswald will be there every second of the game. He’s not just a multiplayer character. He’s a helper, whether you’re playing alone or with a friend or family member.”
“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 1000 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.”
Unfortunately, a release date was not revealed today alongside this slew of new information. Also, there has been talk about a 3DS version, but Spector did not comment on the validity of those rumors. At least PS3 and Xbox 360 owners can join Wii owners this time around in a classic Disney adventure.
*Scores were taken from Metacritic. They were converted to a 100-point scale from their original score.