Epic Mickey 2 Announced

Epic Mickey 2 Announced

Dust off your paintbrush for a second bout of paint-flinging fun courtesy of the newly announced Epic Mickey 2. Now twice as epic as before.

The original Epic Mickey, which was a Wii exclusive, put you in the shoes of none other than Mr Mouse himself and challenged to repaint a diverse and distinctly grey world with the majesty that is colour.  The sequel is assumed to continue on with the same approach to gameplay as Mickey is confirmed once again to be wielding his paintbrush, armed with colour and paint thinner by the bucketload. In addition, the game is also set to include a new co-operative mode where players will play as Oswald the Lucky Rabbit (Walt Disney’s very first cartoon star) who has stolen Rayman’s helicopter abilities and wields the power of electricity.

The sequel, named Epic Mickey 2 (or Epic-er Mickey if you prefer) has been announced for release this holiday season on Xbox 360, Ps3 and Wii. Interestingly enough this initial announcement does not mention the Wii U, rumoured to be released sometime this year. Whether this is a show of whether we’ll see the Wii U this year or not is debatable; they may simply be waiting on the official announcement before confirming Epic Mickey for the new platform as well.

The newsletter from Disney about the game reads as follows:

“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!”

Are you interested in a higher-definition version of Epic Mickey? Do you think it’ll use motion controls on 360 and Ps3? Want to spew Mickey hate? The comments box below is your friend. 

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