This is pretty big news!
The original Epic Mickey released for the Holiday season in 2010. It was only for Nintendo’s Wii platform and although the game and its graphics were amazing, it did have a few glitches.
- There were some camera glitches if you were backed up against a wall and the camera was too close to your character.
- Only single-player gameplay.
- Only on one console (Wii)
Looks like Disney Interactive Studios has learned from a few of these mistakes in what was teased in a D23 newsletter a few days ago:
Disney Epic Mickey 2 is the latest game in the critically acclaimed Disney Epic Mickey videogame series. In this all-new action-platforming game available for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii, Mickey embarks on an epic journey and is pulled back into a world filled with Disney’s forgotten characters. Players can choose to play single-player as Mickey or for the first time players can also choose two-player split screen mode. In the two-player mode one person can play as Mickey wielding magic paint and paint thinner to dynamically change the world and the second player can play as Oswald the Lucky Rabbit – Walt Disney’s first cartoon star – with the power to fly like a helicopter and use electricity to fight or friend enemies and solve challenges. Team-up and choose your path to save this forgotten world because the choices you make will alter the story and change the end of the game!
I bought the collector’s edition of the original Epic Mickey when it first released, and I don’t even own a Wii!
Fortunately, nobody will have to do like I did when Epic Mickey 2 releases since it will be available for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 too!