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Disney Epic Mickey 2's Characters Explained

Posted by Mike Mason

Cast out

It's time for a new Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two trailer, and this time Warren Spector and company have characters on the mind.

The video explains the reasoning behind some of the game's cast and their abilities. Good old Oswald the Lucky Rabbit has electrical powers which can be used in puzzles and to stun enemies into friendship, helicopter ears and a boomerang leg inspired by early Disney cartoons. The powers of Mickey and his co-star have been designed to complement one another. Oh, and Mickey's paintbrush is more a tool to channel his inner ability to control paint thinner rather than anything entirely magical. Apparently.

Oswald's girlfriend Ortensia is now a full-fledged character, meant to bring a strong female role to Wasteland. Meanwhile, the Mad Doctor is part of the series because he starred in the first Mickey Mouse cartoon that Spector ever really loved — and because he was terrified of him as a child. Part of the appeal of Wasteland, Spector says, is that it's a mash-up world where any character, whether they belong together or not, can stand side by side.

Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two is due to daub shelves on 18th November.

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User Comments (11)

MrWalkieTalkie

#2

MrWalkieTalkie said:

Kingdom Hearts is seriously awesome, but I'd rather play Epic Mickey! It just has a charm that gets me hooked into it! :)

Whopper744

#3

Whopper744 said:

Definitly want this but why would they release it right when the Wii U will probably be released? I feel like I'm going to make this one the lower priority...

MrWalkieTalkie

#5

MrWalkieTalkie said:

@Joshers744
Epic Mickey 2 will have the exact same controls as the first, using the Wii Remote as a Paint Brush. So theres no point in making it exclusive to just Wii U seeing as it works exactly the same with Wii, this is helpful to all people out there who wont be able to buy Wii U right away but still want new games to play on their Wii for the holidays.

NintyMan

#6

NintyMan said:

With voice-acting involved, I imagine the characters will have a much bigger impression this time around. I'm looking forward to this, but Power of Illusion is shaping up very well too. It's a little odd that both games are going to release on the same day.

Whopper744

#8

Whopper744 said:

@Klyo Yeah. That's true. I just see myself being a little more interested in the Wii U games at the time. No big deal though, might just get to it after the "wow" factor of having a new system wears down some.

torotoid64

#9

torotoid64 said:

Its sad that the concept art for both epic Micky 1 and 2 are so dark and awesome but the games don't come out no where near the concept art >:U

Banker-Style

#11

Banker-Style said:

Hopefully it'll improve on the original,and not turn out to be a dissapointment like Conduit 2.

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