Last night's 3DS Software Showcase wasn't the frenzy of new games that was anticipated, but some good came of it: a US release date for Disney Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion.

DreamRift's portable take on the series will arrive on North American shores on 18th November 2012. Co-founder / creative director at DreamRift Peter Ong joined 'nicest man in the industry' Warren Spector on the stage to speak about the 2D platformer, which is filled with plenty of Disney favourites, such as Peter Pan, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and good old Scrooge McDuck.

Ong told the audience that DreamRift had been working on a 3DS concept where things drawn on the touch screen could be transferred to the top screen. It pitched the idea to Disney Interactive and the potential for Epic Mickey was clear. It probably also didn't hurt that Ong used to sit down with and complete the original Mega Drive Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse on a daily basis as a child.

To find out more about Disney Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion, check out our recent interview with Peter Ong.

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