Surprise! Disney Announces Epic Mickey 2 for Wii
Posted by James Newton
Never saw it coming
After months of speculation, Junction Point's Warren Spector has revealed Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two.
Coming to Wii as well as PS3 and Xbox 360, the sequel is described as a 'musical', with characters regularly bursting into song. There's co-op play between Mickey and long-lost Disney character Oswald the Lucky Rabbit; Mickey still has his paintbrush and thinner, while Oswald can control electricity using a special remote control.
The original's "play style matters" also comes into play in the follow-up; your decisions and behaviour will affect not only the characters and environments but the music, too.
Spector is keen to assuage fears that the follow-up will suffer from the much maligned camera that dogged Disney Epic Mickey, telling Associated Press:
We've had a team working on the camera from literally the day we finished the first game. They'll be working on it until the day we ship the second game. (There have been) over 1,000 specific changes made to the camera. Our goal is that you will not have to touch the manual camera controls even once to play through the main story path of this game.
No word of that rumoured Epic Mickey 2 for 3DS, but it'll be interesting to see if the Wii version can outshine its predecessor.