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Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two coming to PS3, Xbox 360, and Wii

Warren Spector talks about the sequel to his original Wii game, Epic Mickey, discussing changes and updates.


Apparently, Warren Spector wasn't exactly happy with how the original Epic Mickey turned out. But he's getting a second chance to make significant changes with a newly-announced sequel. Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two is heading to Wii--and unlike its predecessor, to PS3 and Xbox 360 as well.

The sequel will also have co-op play, where one player plays Mickey and the other can play as Oswald the Rabbit, a character that Walt Disney originally lost in a contract dispute (but reacquired the rights to in 2006).

Unlike the first game, The Power of Two will be fully voiced, the Associated Press reports. Additionally, the sequel will address one of the most commonly criticized elements of the first game: the camera. "We've had a team working on the camera from literally the day we finished the first game," Spector said. "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."

It will be curious to see if Junction Point also address the control issues of the original, especially now that the game will run on the traditional game pads offered by PS3 and Xbox. Stay tuned for more.

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    March 21, 2012 1:00 PM

    John Keefer posted a new article, Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two coming to PS3, Xbox 360, and Wii.

    Warren Spector talks about the sequel to his original Wii game, Epic Mickey, discussing changes and updates.

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      March 21, 2012 1:14 PM

      My biggest issue with that last one was the insane amount of hand holding, hopefully that won't be the case this time around.

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      March 21, 2012 1:18 PM

      Just read this, cool, nice to see it on the 360 and PS3.

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      March 21, 2012 1:37 PM

      FFFUUUUUUU make if for the PC as well! Mouse (Pun...intended?) + Paintbrush = Perfect Gameplay.

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        March 21, 2012 1:38 PM

        People thought From Dust would be perfect on the PC too...

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          March 21, 2012 2:31 PM

          The one thing you're forgetting is dust is far from perfect port.

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      March 21, 2012 1:56 PM

      I have yet to pick up the first game but I hope that they are considering a Wii U version, I would like to see what visual and control changes they will be making for the more powerful systems.

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      March 21, 2012 4:37 PM

      I can't wait for this game. Hopefully, it will be everything I wanted the first game to be, and then some! :D

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      March 21, 2012 5:02 PM

      Boy the original game was dull as dirt. It had a huge marketing budget though.

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      March 21, 2012 6:42 PM

      Forget Mickey Mouse Warren -____-

      Come back and make another hardcore game!?!

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      March 21, 2012 7:12 PM

      I wish Warren Spector would go back to making good games :(

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        March 22, 2012 2:56 AM

        same for Richard Garriot and Peter Molyneux. Seems some people lose their golden touch at some point.

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          March 22, 2012 3:42 AM

          I wonder if part of this is just changing tastes. A lot of stuff that was avant garde and cool back in (for example) Ultima's heyday, would be considered insane, crazy person design these days.

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          March 22, 2012 4:03 AM

          I'm gonna make games that make grandpa look cool!

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      March 22, 2012 3:40 AM

      That game got a sequel? Sheesh.

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      March 22, 2012 8:02 AM

      this game will def. not be a piece of shit

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