The rumors are now confirmed! Disney Interactive Media Group formally announced “Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two” for release on the big three home gaming consoles for this fall. The original “Epic Mickey” was regarded as an instant classic becoming a hit with both critics, gamers and hardcore Disney fans alike. “Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two” players will be able to play as Mickey Mouse and for the first time ever, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, Walt Disney’s first cartoon star. Created by video game industry luminary Warren Spector and Disney Interactive’s Junction Point game development studio, “Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two” will be available on the Nintendo Wii™ as well as the Xbox 360® from Microsoft and Sony’s PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system.
“As a life-long Disney fan, working with Mickey Mouse in the original ‘Disney Epic Mickey’ was a truly humbling experience,” said Warren Spector, creative director and vice president, Junction Point. “Millions of fans fell in love with Mickey as a video game hero and I know they’ll experience similar emotions when they get to interact with and actually play as Oswald the Lucky Rabbit in ‘Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two.’”
DREAM TAG TEAM – Mickey and Oswald
“Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two” has Mickey Mouse and Oswald joining forces in Wasteland, a world of forgotten Disney characters and theme park attractions. Spector and team revisit the “PlayStyle Matters” concept where every choice you make in the game has consequences effecting your story and gameplay.
Disney is known for some of the world’s most memorable musical numbers and that will be reflected in “Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two.” There will be times during the game where players will be asked to participate in sing-along elements. Developers enlisted the help of Emmy award-winning composer James Dooley and noted lyricist Mike Himelstein to create these musical gameplay segments.
VOICES OF CHARACTER
This time out authentic Disney Character Voice talent will be used in the game. In fact Oswald The Lucky Rabbit will finally be heard and will speak directly to the player!
“In the first ‘Disney Epic Mickey title,’ fans embraced Mickey as a true video game hero and welcomed Oswald back into the Disney family with open arms,” said John Pleasants, co-president, Disney Interactive Media Group. “Now, as the vision for the “Disney Epic Mickey’ franchise advances, fans and gamers across all platforms will experience completely new ways to embrace the immeasurable vault of Disney characters and attractions.”
Development for “Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two” is being led by Disney Interactive’s Junction Point. Supporting the latest technology, the game will also feature full support for the PlayStation Move. The game currently is unrated by the ESRB. For more information, go to www.disney.com/disneyepicmickey.
Pre-order “Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two” available for the Nintendo Wii, X-Box 360 and Playstation 3 today via Amazon HERE. Release date is set for October 1st, 2012.
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