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Rumour: Epic Mickey 2 Heading for 3DS

Posted by James Newton

Or is a powerful illusion

We're almost certainly going to see Disney Epic Mickey 2 revealed next week, but on what platforms? According to the Twitter account of the French Official Nintendo Magazine, the mouse is coming to 3DS.

The account tweeted the title Epic Mickey 2: Power of Illusion for 3DS, saying to look out for more details next week. Junction Point and Disney are supposedly holding a press event on Tuesday when we expect to hear more about the next instalment in the Mickey series, but all expectations point towards a 360, PS3 and Wii release; a 3DS game would certainly be a surprise.

Pointy prediction hats on for the comments, everyone.

[via twitter.com]

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User Comments (20)

DestinyMan

#1

DestinyMan said:

All right, I'll put my pointy hat on. I predict a 3DS version for Epic Mickey 2 will happen. The 3DS is selling wonderfully so Disney and Junction Point know that a game like Epic Mickey that sold over a million copies would be a good fit for the 3D handheld business-wise. However, it would also be smart because the 3D effect would fit Epic Mickey's dark atmosphere well.

Shiryu

#2

Shiryu said:

What a delicious (and quite plausible) rumour. By now I'm pretty sure anything the Wii does can be ported to the 3DS, so this should be a no brainer, really.

DarkKirby

#3

DarkKirby said:

Well, Epic Mickey 1 was a bit of a disappointment, with the promised "bad ending" option removed because Disney disapproved of it, but even then the very poor camera which refused to let you see what you wanted at times, unintriguing story and boring combat didn't help. It was mostly relevant due to its use of old and forgotten Disney creations. I hope Epic Mickey 2 improves on these things.

LEGEND_MARIOID

#5

LEGEND_MARIOID said:

Epic Mickey 1 was awesome! I played throught it two or three times. Can't decide whether I'd prefer the 3DS or wii version. The painting mechanic would suite the wii pointer controls though.

ThomasBW84Admin

#6

ThomasBW84 said:

Puts on pointy hat Okamiden's painting mechanic worked beautifully on the DS, so a 3DS Epic Mickey could be fantastic.

SkywardLink98

#7

SkywardLink98 said:

I didn't play the first one, but since this game involves painting (It does right?) the touch screen could be the perfect fit.

Luffymcduck

#8

Luffymcduck said:

It can´t be worse than the first one. Capcom is the only company that has actually made good Disney games.

Kyloctopus

#9

Kyloctopus said:

The French just love giving us information (project cafe, black ops 2, rachet and clank HD

EdEN

#11

EdEN said:

Well, this makes even MORE sense when you realize they could sell Epic Mickey 2 to all 3DS owners that visit a theme park. They can buy the game and play it right then and there, while in Disney!

DarkKirby

#13

DarkKirby said:

@SkywardLink98

It's been a while since I played it, but if I recall, despite your primary weapon being a paintbrush (and secondary attack being to spin in place), you don't really paint anything as much as you shoot a water gun to erase and fill in/color objects and enemies. So the stylus would just be an aiming cursor, if the game were exactly like Epic Mickey 1 that is, which as I said I hope they improve upon.

shinobi88

#15

shinobi88 said:

Epic Mickey is a system seller. Every sentient being in the universe loves Mickey in the bowels of their heart. Can't believe this is coming to 3DS!!

Wait...it's kinda coming to 3DS. The 3DS version is supposedly 2D. Don't get me wrong, I'm a huge fanboy of side-scrollers, but Epic Mickey is one game I'd want to play in its truest form. It's happened too many times in the past where a console games comes to the DS family as a side-scroller and it's just a half-baked attempt to score a lil cash. Of course, it's only speculation at this point...

(Wouldn't mind have Castle of Illusion as an unlockable)

shinobi88

#16

shinobi88 said:

Ok people, let's talk details. There were a whopping 275 people at work on Epic Mickey. That translated to decent showing, aka about a 70% fan and critic score on Metacritic. But Disney is stepping their game up for the sequel. An unfathomable 700 people are at work on Epic Mickey 2. That's more people than worked on pretty much any game you can think of. But that doesn't mean there are 700 people at work on the 3DS version. Probably more like 7. Again, I'm not especially optimistic until I get some more deets.

But don't get me wrong Epic Mickey is a concept that gets me uber-geeked. I mean, how many other Wii-xclusive titles were cool enough to score a Game Informer cover? You can count the list on 2 fingers.

diagonalcoin10k

#17

diagonalcoin10k said:

i admit, I fell in love with the first game, truly, I did, but a sequel? They wrapped everything up in the wasteland with a pretty pink bow. How is a sequel going to work?

WiiLovePeace

#18

WiiLovePeace said:

I reckon the 3DS version is going to be totally different from the console versions. Such that it's like a spin-off game or something, we'll see.

Capt_N

#19

Capt_N said:

I still might rent the first to try it, though I think I already know how I'll feel. & it is nice to have good licensed games, so maybe this will be interesting.

shinobi88

#20

shinobi88 said:

So the big boy version of this game is a co-op musical. Not sure how that works exactly. But def. no telling what the 3DS version is all about. The only clue is that it has something to do w/ 2D.

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