Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two Coming This Fall

We've mentioned Epic Mickey a few times in our videos here at Adamant Ditto. This was a game several of us (especially me) were excited about but it didn't quite deliver on the expectations. While the atmosphere, the story and the graphics were all top notch, the camera was garbage, the controls were clunky and there was far too many fetch quests. It wasn't very "epic" at all. Still, a sequel with those problems fixed was something we'd like to see and today, Disney and Warren Spector have announced just that sequel.

Coming to the Wii, PS3 and X-Box 360 this fall, Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two will feature drop-in, drop-out co-op with Mickey and Oswald, it'll feature a fixed camera, new areas to explore and most interesting of all, it's going to be a musical.

"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." - Warren Spector
He also mentioned that Oswald will be there to help whether you're playing alone or with a friend, that the camera has had over 1,000 specific changes made to it and he hopes "you will not have to touch the manual camera controls even once to play through the main story path of this game."And that Frontierland, from Disneyland, will be one of several new areas to be included in the game.

While I myself will remain cautiously optimistic, consider me very interested. I love Disney and the concept of the first one was fantastic so if they can pull this off with fixed controls and camera angles, and with sweet, sweet HD graphics on the PS3, then this could end up being one of the best games of the year.

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