Disney interactive is working on not one, but two sequels to their Wii exclusive platform adventure Epic Mickey. One will be a straight-up sequel, using the same engine – but this time being released across all current-gen home consoles, and that is Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two. The other title: Epic Mickey: Power Of Illusion, will be a first 3D foray for the series, exclusively on 3DS – and this game will take inspiration from the classic Castle of Illusion games from the days of the SEGA Master System and Megadrive.
The home console version will feature co-op gameplay for the first time, as Mickey Mouse will team up with Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, in order to make their way through the wasteland and save the day. Using the same paint and thinner mechanics that were found in the first game, this title will look to build on what was successful in that game.
Power of Illusion is a much more straight-forward platform title, in the vein of its classic ancestors, and players will help Mickey battle an old foe – now using the touchscreen of the 3Ds to control his paint and thinner skills. It will be interesting to see how the titles far at retail, as Epic Mickey was only a moderate success first time around. The game was innovative, but by focusing on a darker, more surreal world, it failed to capture the magic of Disney. Lets hope some lessons have been learned and the games will be even better this time. Getting the chance to play in co-op mode is particularly intruiging.
See new videos and screenshots frm both games below:
Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two will launch in the UK on November 23rd, for Xbox 360, PS3, and Nintendo Wii. Also released on the same day will be Disney Epic Mickey: Power Of Illusion – exclusively for Nintendo 3DS.