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Return to the Castle in Disney Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion

Posted by Mike Mason

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Warren Spector joined in the fun of Europe's Nintendo Direct to hype up Disney Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion. Developed by DreamRift in collaboration with Junction Point, the 2D platformer is due out on Nintendo 3DS in autumn.

Though it's set in the same Wasteland as the console versions and lets you mess with the environment with the same paint and thinner, Power of Illusion is a completely different game that blends in elements from the Mega Drive / Genesis classic Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse. Living up to her name, Castle of Illusion's Mizrabel has swiped up a bunch of Disney characters and trapped them alongside her in Wasteland. It's up to Mickey, Oswald the Rabbit and more to paint the witch out of the picture and free the prisoners.

Spector has also promised that Power of Illusion will take full advantage of 3DS' dual screens and stereoscopic 3D when it arrives later this year. Fingers crossed that it can stand up to the game from which it draws its inspiration.

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User Comments (21)

Reala

#3

Reala said:

Castle of illusion was probably the first game I ever beat way back on the master system, so a lot of nostalgia there, not really a huge fan of them adding other disney characters to it really other than that its looking good.

WanderFan91

#4

WanderFan91 said:

I still can't wait for this game to come; it'll be the first time I'll experience an Illusion title starring Mickey Mouse
I do wish I could buy a MegaDrive (I know it's called a Genesis in America, but MegaDrive sounds better imo) console and experience Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse, but I'm not sure I can afford another console atm

daznsaz

#6

daznsaz said:

remember seeing it when the megadrive hadnt been out long.thinking the graphics were jaw dropping,didnt think it was on master system aswell.will be getting the 3ds one.

NintyMan

#7

NintyMan said:

The 3D should make those side-scrolling levels stand out, so this game has plenty of potential. I'm actually a bit more excited for Power of Illusion than The Power of Two, but I'm sure both of them will turn out well.

paburrows

#8

paburrows said:

I had the Master System version and loved it! Rented the Genesis version and loved them also, can't wait for this! It probably won't happen, but it would be awesome if we got VC downloads of the MS and G versions on the 3DS!

LEGEND_MARIOID

#9

LEGEND_MARIOID said:

The fact its a sequel to that classic video game is enough to convince me. Oh and the screenshots

CorbsAdmin

#11

Corbs said:

Now this is a game that I'm getting more and more intrigued by. I'll have some impressions from the E3 show floor on this one. Should be interesting. :D

hydeks

#12

hydeks said:

I like how they said it's kinda a sequel to Castle of Illusion on Sega Genesis, cause that was an awesome game back in the day. Yay, we definitely need a awesome new Mickey 2D platformer, last one I can think of was Mickey Mania :P

Lyndexer

#15

Lyndexer said:

Eh... This looks like a normal DS game. I think I'll go buy it on Wii, much better graphics.

sinalefa

#19

sinalefa said:

I don't hate Mario but I am excited for this one. The graphics look cute and polished. The lack of Oswald pics makes me wary that he may not be a playable character. Hopefully I am wrong.

JayEm

#21

JayEm said:

Two Epic Mickey Games coming up, can't wait. Loved the first one on Wii, although camera and forced replayability via once-in-game-events that force you to clear the game again for different results kinda bugged me...
Screw you NSMB2, I'm going for Disney this time!

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