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Epic Mickey 2's Eventual Arrival in Japan to be Nintendo Exclusive

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

An interesting choice

We doubt that Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two will go down in the gaming history books as a release to remember, as it fell short of its predecessor's success (despite being released on more platforms), received various poor reviews and saw to the closure of the Warren Spector-led development studio Junction Point. It was a disappointing end for a mini-franchise that had begun with such promise on Wii.

As is often the case, however, it's one title developed in the West that's yet to make an appearance in Japan; delayed localisation evidently goes both ways. According to Famitsu magazine, the release of Epic Mickey 2 will only be on Wii and Wii U later this year, with 3DS title Disney Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion (known as Epic Mickey: Mickey’s Marvelous Adventure) also arriving on the same day, 26th September. No other platforms are listed, suggesting that Nintendo will publish the title in the region; Siliconera points out that the big N published the original Epic Mickey on Wii in Japan.

It's perhaps surprising that the title is still being brought through for localisation in Japan after its poor performance, but any Nintendo exclusivity is still welcome. We just hope that Japanese fans of the original aren't too disappointed.

[via siliconera.com]

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User Comments (12)

Cipher

#1

Cipher said:

I still think these are both really enjoyable games - though you need to play the Wii version of The Power of Two as opposed to the Wii U version - and despite both being flawed, they're utterly charming and they deserved to do far better.

gaby_gabito

#2

gaby_gabito said:

Well I think they need to improve on the game. The Wii version runs a lot more smoothly than the Wii U version, which shows you that they released it way to soon in the US.

dumedum

#4

dumedum said:

Nintendo should have a permanent appearance in the Disney parks, including Tokyo.

TreesenHauser

#5

TreesenHauser said:

I never got to play Epic Mickey 2, but from what I gather it seems that Junction Point spent so much time putting it on other platforms that they lost sight of what made the first Epic Mickey such a great experience. It's really too bad, because the sequel had potential to be amazing both critically and commercially.

nomeacuerdo

#6

nomeacuerdo said:

It should've always been a nintendo exclusive. For me it's stupid to publish a second game on a system without releasing the first one (just like Batman Arkham City without Asylum on Wii U)

CrazyOtto

#7

CrazyOtto said:

@nomeacuerdo That's why I'm also sad that 2's poor sales killed the series, we could've seen the first game on PS3, 360, and PC later on if 2 sold wrell.

Banker-Style

#8

Banker-Style said:

Both games have their flaws,but they're still fun little games.
Hope you Japanese gamers enjoy it.

hydeks

#9

hydeks said:

I thought the game was ok, just price it right :P $59.99 for this is WAY too much lol

LordsOfSkulls

#11

LordsOfSkulls said:

Only thing i didnt like in this game.... was how CONFUSING the whole game was. Like seriueslly it CHAOS my i saw my fiance beat the game but it was outmost TERROR how crazy/confusing the game was. Also it wasnt fun to explore... >.> and kept hitting every post for extra items was annoying.

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